Since its foundation by Charles H. Alden in 1884, Alden stands for classic gentlemen’s footwear that represents America’s tradition of old-school, custom shoemaking at its finest. Every single pair of shoes is still handmade in Alden’s own manufacture in Middleborough, New England. Alden is known for its quality welted shoes in a traditional and classic style. Only the highest quality materials are used in their traditional process of shoemaking. Top grade upper leathers are selected from the finest tanneries in the world. Rich, aniline calfskin, luxurious calf and kid suedes, and genuine shell cordovans. All hand stained and polished. The durability and resistance of the tanned leather is extremely high despite its comfortable elasticity and gives the shoe a glossy finish. It is ideal for classic, robust models. Remained true to tradition, The Alden Shoe Company is a world renowned shoe and boot manufacturer. Alden’s high-quality leather shoes are not only suitable for the office or special events. They can easily be combined with a variety of looks. For instance wear the Indy Boots with workwear inspired pieces for a heritage style or the plain blucher with a nice pair of raw denim for a casual look.