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Thank you Floyd

Floyd Gilmore

For sixty years Floyd Gilmore dedicated his life to the Alden Shoe Company. He is a legend in the industry, a consummate sales professional, a friend and mentor. I learned a great deal about Alden and the shoe industry spending time with Floyd. We worked on so many great Alden make-ups over the years it’s impossible to remember them all.

I’ll always be grateful for his patience, perspective and support he showed us over the years. To be a friend of Floyd is to be a part of his family, which is good enough for me. Because I can think of only one thing Floyd values more than Alden, and that’s his family.

Enjoy your retirement Floyd, you more than earned it. I thank you from the bottom of my heart, and congratulate you on a helluva career. A record that will never be broken. You’ll always be Mr. Alden in our book.


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White bucks

Edward Green MTO
Alden Plain Toe
Edward Green MTO

Now that spring is settling in, we turn our thoughts to lighter shoes. One of our favorite looks is white nubuck. Before you have a heart attack, consider that not all bucks are created equal.

The classic white buck blucher or wingtip with red soles is timeless. But if you want to take it up a few notches, consider a custom pair of Edward Green derbys or monk straps in white nubuck.

White is a very crisp look that brightens any outfit. We know from experience that it garners many compliments. So we encourage you to wear your bucks and step out in style.


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Alden x Leffot LWB restock

Alden x Leffot Longwing
Alden x Leffot Longwing
Alden x Leffot Longwing

This pair of color 8 longwings is one of our favorite Alden x Leffot shoes. The color 8 shell cordovan longwing is the “classic” Alden shoe, a monolith of American style and versatility. Our updated version is only slightly changed from the original, but the change makes all the difference.

Made with an antiqued sole edge and per-stitched reverse welt, the shoe is lustrous and sophisticated. Built on the Barrie last with oil soaked double waterlock soles for a softer, more flexible fit, they are sure to improve with age.

Features: Barrie Last, Color 8 Shell Cordovan, Double Waterlock Soles

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Alden x Leffot Longwing, Color 8

Alden x Leffot Longwing, Color 8, Antique Edge
Alden x Leffot Longwing, Color 8, Antique Edge
Alden x Leffot Longwing, Color 8, Antique Edge
Alden x Leffot Longwing, Color 8, Antique Edge

This pair of color 8 longwings is one of our favorite Alden x Leffot shoes. The color 8 shell cordovan longwing is the “classic” Alden shoe, a monolith of American style and versatility. Our updated version is only slightly changed from the original, but the change makes all the difference.

Made with an antiqued sole edge and per-stitched reverse welt, the shoe is lustrous and sophisticated. Built on the Barrie last with oil soaked double waterlock soles for a softer, more flexible fit, they are sure to improve with age.

Features: Barrie Last, Color 8 Shell Cordovan, Double Waterlock Soles

SHOP


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Alden Dover, Brown Chromexcel

Alden Dover, brown CXL

The Alden Dover in brown chromexcel is an excellent choice for an easy dress shoe. Because they’re unlined, they are extremely cool and comfortable. These shoes feel like slippers from the moment you first slip them on. And unlike rubber sole shoes, the leather Flex soles give them the added versatility of being slightly dressier.

Features: Barrie Last, Brown Chromexcel, Flex Soles

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Alden Plain Toe Boot

Alden Plain Toe Boots

Alden’s plain toe boot is a combination of a number of our favorite Alden things: black chromexcel leather, the Barrie last, crepe soles, brass eyelets, and a plain toe. All told, these boots are extremely comfortable and stylish. They’re super wearable in a number of situations, and because they’re made with Horween Chromexcel and plantation crepe soles, they’re as comfortable as they are good-looking.

Features: Barrie Last, Black or Brown Chromexcel, Brass Eyelets, Plantation Crepe Soles

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