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Black Grain Longwing

The Alden x Leffot Longwing in Black Alpine Grain is back in stock.

We chose black Alpine Grain and put it over soles of plantation crepe for all weather wear-ability and comfort. These have the heft and guts to take on the foulest days and the cushion to keep you bounding along.

Longwings have been around for years because they’re classic and versatile. They are time tested and proven and belong in every wardrobe. Fashion goes in and out of style but classic is forever.

Longwing Barrie Last, Black Alpine Grain, Plantation Crepe Soles

Alden Atom

One of the many pleasures of visiting the Alden shoe factory is the opportunity to see shoes you don’t normally see. We visited last March and got a look at the archives and some very interesting shoes. Sadly many are no longer produced but fortunately the Atom wingtip blucher or “Shortwing” in the parlance of our times is.

Original Atom Wingtip Blucher

The Atom was originally part of the Foot Balance System made on the Truflare last. Our Atom is tweaked a bit here and there. We went with a more conventional five-eyelet blucher on the Tremont last and used the new “burnished” tan calfskin for the uppers, a deeper, richer color than the old tan.

We detailed these shoes with versatility in mind; they can be worn equally well casually or for business. The soles are single leather bone bottoms with mid tan edges they’re light and flexible. The Tremont last fits similar to the Barrie but has a round higher toe box with a slight chiseled drop that adds a bit of formality that the Barrie lacks. All and all we think this is one of our most versatile Alden make-ups.

Atom, Tremont Last, Burnished Tan Calfskin

The “Greenwich” Boot

Introducing our new “Greenwich” boot built by Alden exclusively for Leffot. Our inspiration was found in the spirit of Greenwich Village’s hipsters and Bohemians both fun and sophisticated. These boots can be worn equally well with a smartly styled suit or a pair of trashed jeans the boots themselves are “the statement”.

Built on Alden’s Barrie last they are incredibly comfortable and roomy. The uppers are navy oiled nubuc trimmed with black piping, nine black agatine eyelets and flat black-waxed laces. The soles feature Alden’s double water-lock oil soaked leather, which is flexible and waterproof. We chose a 360º pre-stitched reverse welt and mid brown sole and heel edges which is an extremely handsome contrast with navy.

We really love these boots, we’re quite sure they’re destined to be a Leffot staple.

A big THANK YOU to the NY Times Style Magazine “The Moment” for featuring our exclusive Greenwich boot.

Greenwich Boot on Barrie Last in Navy Oiled Nubuc

Double Leather Water-lock Soles with Mid Brown Edges, 360 Pre-stitched Reverse Welt

Bad Weather Boots

Now is the time to lace up a pair of boots that will get you through the storm, at least if you’re on the East Coast. Our Alden Plain Toe Boots in Kudu leather are made for just that purpose. Kudu is an oily leather perfect for foul weather. In addition these boots have Goodyear brand lug soles, think snow tires for your car. Made on the Barrie last there is plenty of room for heavier socks to keep your tootsies nice and warm.

Alden PTB Kudu Leather and Goodyear Lug Soles Sold Out