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Alden Unlined Snuff Suede Chukka

Alden’s 1493 chukka is the perfect spring and summer shoe. The bright snuff suede and dynamic natural edging are the perfect addition to the vibrant colors of the season.

The unlined leather allows for one of the softest shoes you will find, as well as a cool, breathable feel, making for an ideal shoe for sockless wear. Oil-soaked flex soles are light and readily flexible, great for the various terrains of the outdoors, wherever you may choose to go this summer.

Leydon Last, Unlined Snuff Suede, Flex Soles

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The Robb Report, April 2013

The Robb Report asked us which chukka boot we like best for spring. Hands down it’s the Alden snuff suede 1493 on Flex Welt soles. Not only is the unlined suede and flex soles incredibly comfortably, the color is super versatile.

Thanks to The Robb Report for choosing an American classic chukka as an “Element of Style.”

Alden 1493 Leydon Last, Snuff Suede, Flex Soles

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Alden Snuff Suede Chukka

Today’s beautiful weather is a sign that spring is approaching and new weather calls for more appropriate attire. Suede Chukka boots are a staple of spring and summer footwear. The Alden 1493 snuff suede chukkas are an excellent choice.

They’re unlined, which makes them cool and comfortable. They will feel like slippers from the moment you first slip them on. Their bright and vibrant color fits right into the fresh new scenery of spring.  And unlike rubber soled chukkas, the leather Flex Welt soles give this boot the added versatility of being slightly dressier.

Leydon Last, Snuff Suede, Flex Soles

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Suede Wash Down

We’re not recommending you follow our suede cleaning method but we thought you might like to see how we do it. We hear many comments from customers about how delicate they think suede is, well guess what it’s not all that delicate.

Alden’s sources their suede from Charles F. Stead & Co. Ltd. one of the most respected tanners of suede in the world.  They’re suede’s are velvety soft, yet nice and hardy. I prefer my chukkas with some wear on them; after all they’re not “that” precious.

WARNING; SUEDE FREAKS, THIS VIDEO MAY BE DISTURBING

Our apologies for the less than ideal video quality, we are working on improvements

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Alden Snuff Suede Chukka’s

The Alden unlined suede chukka’s are a fan favorite at Leffot. We tend to rotate the colors and we’re now bringing back snuff a fall classic (see update below).

These are my pair and they’re with out doubt my most comfortable shoes. I say it all the time but they feel like slippers. I really prefer the oiled leather soles and stacked leather heels to the more casual crepe rubber.

These jeans by the way are A.P.C. New Standard.

 

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