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
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
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
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.
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.
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.