Alden Men's Leisure Handsewn Shell Cordovan

Style #: 986, 67540, 987

Average Customer Review 5 out of 5 stars (4)
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Price:  $730.00

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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.

Van Last.

Customer Reviews 5 out of 5 stars (4)

Shoe Size: 100% of people said that this shoe "Felt true to size"
Shoe Width: 100% of people said that this shoe "Felt true to width"

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292 of 584 people found the following review helpful:
5 out of 5 stars New Alden loafers 05/02/2014
Shoe Size: Fits true to size
Shoe Width: Fits true to width
Reviewer: John Manheimer from Bluffton, SC US
Shoes arrived in perfect order. Very happy with the product!
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639 of 1259 people found the following review helpful:
5 out of 5 stars comfortable minute one 06/28/2013
Shoe Size: Fits true to size
Shoe Width: Fits true to width
Reviewer: A viewer from Washington, DC
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.

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826 of 1652 people found the following review helpful:
5 out of 5 stars What a shoe! 08/27/2012
Shoe Size: Fits true to size
Shoe Width: Fits true to width
Reviewer: Eric Butterworth from Kennewick, WA US
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.
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1500 of 2964 people found the following review helpful:
5 out of 5 stars ravello LHS 10/14/2009
Shoe Size: Fits true to size
Shoe Width: Fits true to width
Reviewer: A viewer from FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT US
THE RAVELLO SHELL COLOR MADES THIS SHOE LOOK TRULY OUTSTANDING. THIS SHOE CAN BE WORN SUCCESSFULLY FROM CASUAL ATTIRE TO BUSINESS ATTIRE
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