One of the great things about our visit to the Alden factory in March was seeing two of our makeup shoes in production. They’ve recently arrived just in time for spring and summer.
White Suede Blucher Leydon Last Flex Welt Soles
White Suede Chukka Leydon Last Flex Welt Soles
I’m sure a lot of you are saying WHITE SUEDE! I’ll trash these, good I think they should be worn in, I like to see some wear on these. Of course we want to make sure you’re able to maintain them in a reasonable way with the least amount of effort so we include a white Buck Bag with each pair. Buck bags are filled with crushed chalk so you simply tamp it over the shoes, it powders them white. We also have Nubuck Bars to erase scuffs from your suede and bucks.
My son just returned from spring break in Paris where the weather was cold and rainy for ten straight days. His go to shoes were the Alden snuff suede chukka’s (1493) and I can’t blame him. I wore mine all over Paris in February and loved them. These are great traveling shoes; they’re lightweight, soft and pack flat. They’re equally great because they survive all kinds of elements.
They returned in rough shape and needed a good cleaning. I’m not suggesting they don’t show signs of wear because they do, but I prefer these boots with some wear on them.
In my opinion suede gets a bum wrap, a lot of people tell me they can’t wear it because it’s so delicate. For some reason that used to bother me but now I just smile and think to myself “You don’t know what you’re missing.”
If you’d like to watch our video on washing suede click here.
Post wash and wet
Post wash, dried and brushed
Spring officially begins March 20th; hopefully the weather will cooperate. One of our most comfortable and popular shoes is perfect for a spring stroll. The Alden suede chukkas on the Flex Welt construction are ultra soft, ultra flexible and super cool.
Alden 1494 Tan Suede
Alden 1492 Brown Suede
Alden 1493 Snuff Suede
Coming Spring ’10