Leisure Handsewn. Careful handsewing on the last enhances the character of Alden classics, both oxford and slip-on. Full glove leather lined flexible pure vegetable tanned leather insoles. Unsurpassed for breathable comfort and long wear, it assumes over time the contours of your foot shape giving a truly custom quality to the fit. Beneath the insole is a layer of cork, providing additional resilience and insulation. Every Alden New England shoe carries a tempered steel shank, precisely contoured and triple ribbed for extra strength. 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. Crafted not only with good looks, but with the integrity of fine shoemaking, a special addition to your wardrobe. Van Last.
Full glove leather lined
Pure vegetable tanned leather insoles
Lighweight microcellular rubber outsoles and heels for the 17830 (Natural Chrome Excel)
Leather outsoles for all other colors