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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

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Alden Dover, Brown CXL

Alden Dover, Brown CXL.
Alden Dover, Brown CXL.
Alden Dover, Brown CXL.
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 Unlined Penny Loafer, Snuff Suede

Alden Unlined Penny Loafer, Snuff Suede.
Alden Unlined Penny Loafer, Snuff Suede.
Alden Unlined Penny Loafer, Snuff Suede.
Alden Unlined Penny Loafer, Snuff Suede.

Alden’s unlined snuff suede loafer is possibly the easiest and most comfortable shoe you can get. They are a classic Alden model known as the Leisure Handsewn, or LHS for short, that’s built on the Van last. Made in unlined snuff suede, this shoe fits like a sock, wrapping your foot in light and vibrant suede. With its oil-soaked flex welt, these loafers are light and flexible. This is the kind of shoe that you forget you have on.

Features: Van Last, Unlined Snuff Suede, Flex Welt

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Alden x Leffot Indy Boot, Natural CXL

Alden x Leffot Indy Boot, Natural CXL.
Alden x Leffot Indy Boot, Natural CXL.
Alden x Leffot Indy Boot, Natural CXL.
Alden x Leffot Indy Boot, Natural CXL.

The Natural Chromexcel Indy Boot is one of our most popular Alden makeups. Made with Horween’s extremely wearable Chromexcel leather, it will gain character and depth as it ages. Built on Commando soles, it will be durable and sure-footed in any number of situations.

Features: Trubalance Last, Horween Natural Chromexcel, Commando Soles

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Alden Plain Toe Blucher in Color 8

Alden Plain Toe Blucher in Color 8.
Alden Plain Toe Blucher in Color 8.
Alden Plain Toe Blucher in Color 8.
Alden Plain Toe Blucher in Color 8.

Back in stock is Alden’s classic color 8 Plain Toe Blucher. It is the ultimate staple shoe — both simple and elegant, casual and austere, rugged and refined. The deep hue of its color 8 shell cordovan will match almost any color. It can be worn with anything from light jeans to a dark suit. Most important of all, cordovan’s easy maintenance and notorious long life will make these an everyday shoe for decades.

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

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Unlined suede for summer

Unlined snuff suede Aldens.
Unlined snuff suede Aldens.
Unlined snuff suede Aldens.
Unlined snuff suede Aldens.
Unlined snuff suede Aldens.

Unlined suede makes for the perfect summer shoe. It’s soft, flexible, and comfortable, which means it’s easy to wear without socks.

Alden is well known for its unlined suede shoes. We’re stocking their chukka boot and Dover in snuff suede. Made on oil-soaked flex soles, they are light and flexible, perfect for wherever you may choose to go this summer.

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