Alden Men's 986 - Leisure Handsewn - Color 8 Shell Cordovan

$720.00
Van Last
SKU: 986
Availability: In stock

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The classic leisure moc. Careful hand sewing on the last enhances the character of Alden classics, both oxfords and slip-on. Using the centuries-old method of pure vegetable tanning and hand finishing, the single tannery still producing genuine shell cordovan today is indeed practicing a rare art. The tanning process takes a full six months to complete and produces leather that is soft and supple, yet very durable. Every Alden New England shoe carries a tempered steel shank, precisely contoured and triple ribbed for extra strength. Every Alden New England shoe has full leather lining chosen from a special stock of supple glove linings and smooth glazed linings. Truly the backbone of a fine welt shoe or boot, the shank provides the proper support and shape required to give comfort throughout the day. Oak tanned leather bends are cut into outsoles at factory for maximum control of quality. Shoe Mart is proud to offer this model, crafted not only with good looks, but with the integrity of fine shoemaking, a special addition to your wardrobe.

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Size Chart

EuropeanMen's USMen's UKWomen's USWomen's UK
35     4 - 4.5 2 - 2.5
36     5 - 5.5 3 - 3.5
37     6 - 6.5 4 - 4.5
38     7 - 7.5 5 - 5.5
39     8 - 8.5 6 - 6.5
40 6 - 6.5 5.5 - 6 9 - 9.5 7 - 7.5
41 7 - 7.5 6.5 - 7 10 - 10.5 8 - 8.5
42 8 - 8.5 7.5 - 8 11 - 11.5 9 - 9.5
43 9 - 9.5 8.5 - 9 12 - 12.5 10 - 10.5
44 10 - 10.5 9.5 - 10    
45 11 - 11.5 10.5 - 11    
46 12 - 12.5 11.5 - 12    
47 13 - 13.5 12.5 - 13    
48 14 - 14.5 13.5 - 14    
49 15 - 15.5 14.5 - 15    
50 16 - 16.5 15.5 - 16    

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    Alden Shoes
    Review by A. Ruvo (on 10/28/2015)
    Alden Men's Leisure Handsewn Shell Cordovan Color 8 Shoes - 986

    Third pair. Best shoe I've ever owned.

    Shoe Size: Fits true to size, Shoe Width: Fits true to width
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    outstanding shoe
    Review by O.Jasek (on 7/8/2015)
    Alden Men"s Leisure Handsewn Shell Cordovan Color 8 Size: 6.5 Width: D

    outstanding shoe

    Shoe Size: Fits half size smaller, Shoe Width: Fits true to width
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    New Alden loafers
    Review by John Manheimer (on 5/2/2014)
    Shoes arrived in perfect order. Very happy with the product!
    Shoe Size: Fits true to size, Shoe Width: Fits true to width
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    comfortable minute one
    Review by A viewer (on 6/28/2013)
    I was concerned that these shoes might possibly be a little larger than true size -- and first time slipping them on they felt "roomy." But within a few hours the inner soles and Van last uppers seemed to mold to my feet and felt perfect. I wore them 12 hours the first day; no problem!
    Shape of the toe area is accommodating, versus other last designs. The stacked heel provides solid lateral platform...good... as I am a big guy.
    The shell cordovan and workmanship are marvelous -- I have had compliments already (not that I really care...but it is nice!) I owned a "similar" pair from Brooks Bros. (same basic design) but the Alden brand is FULLY lined, and is really in a class by itself; Alden is just more shoe!
    Don't let the shoe shine guy at the airport slobber on the polish -- they require very little to look new.
    I am trying to decide which color leather to acquire next.
    Shoe Size: Fits true to size, Shoe Width: Fits true to width
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    What a shoe!
    Review by Eric Butterworth (on 8/26/2012)
    This is the third pair of these Van last shoes I've owned. They are so well made. They are comfortable and fit my wider foot better than the Aberdeen last shoes which I have to buy in a wider shoe. The Ravello color is exceptional. Alden in peerless in my opinion. A shoe well worth the investment. With Alden's refurbishment service these last almost a lifetime.
    Shoe Size: Fits true to size, Shoe Width: Fits true to width
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    ravello LHS
    Review by A viewer (on 10/14/2009)
    THE RAVELLO SHELL COLOR MADES THIS SHOE LOOK TRULY OUTSTANDING. THIS SHOE CAN BE WORN SUCCESSFULLY FROM CASUAL ATTIRE TO BUSINESS ATTIRE
    Shoe Size: Fits true to size, Shoe Width: Fits true to width
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