Alden Men's Monk Strap Shell Cordovan

Style #: 1655, 954

Average Customer Review 5 out of 5 stars (1)
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Plain toe monk strap made from luxurious, longwearing shell cordovan material. Alden shell cordovan shoes are finished by Alden's master craftsman. They are admired by the finest boot and shoemakers throughout the world. 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, dovetailed heels, 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. Oak tanned leather bends are cut into outsoles at factory for maximum control of quality, crafted not only with good looks, but with the integrity of fine shoemaking, a special addition to your wardrobe.

Shell cordovan Plain toe monk strap
Dovetailed heels
Full glove leather lined
Pure vegetable tanned leather insoles
Aberdeen last

Customer Reviews 5 out of 5 stars (1)

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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472 of 953 people found the following review helpful:
5 out of 5 stars Happy to find this leather again, and in a wonderf 05/21/2013
Shoe Size: Fits true to size
Shoe Width: Fits true to width
Reviewer: A viewer from Washington, DC
I have owned shell cordovan for nearly 40 years and usually destroy in the inside linings before the shoe gives out, despite re-craftings (so far, none have!) The Monk style is new to me, and I must say, that the fit, finish, comfort and construction of this model are second to none. I am a big guy so the support of this last is welcomed.

Alden really knows their craft.

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