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Alden 405 Boots


TruBalance Last - Fits 1/2 size larger than a standard dress shoe

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Alden Indy Boots
Indy Moc Stitch Toe
Neoprene Cork Outsole with Thomas Heel
Full Glove Leather Lining
Vegetable Tanned Leather Insoles
Trubalance Last

The Alden 405, the original Alden Indy Boot, features brown cowhide leather and neoprene cork outsoles. Alden's authentic work boot is famous for its career in film and appreciated today for its timeless design. Beyond the Alden Indy 405, we offer an outstanding collection of Alden loafers and Alden Oxfords, as well as Alden accessories.

Our Alden 405 Indy Boots feature robust Horween leathers and incredible all-day comfort. With supple full glove leather and vegetable-tanned leather insoles, they're unsurpassed for breathable, long wear. Over time, the Alden 405 Boots assume the contours of your foot shape, creating a truly custom quality to the fit.

Beneath the insole is a layer of cork, providing additional resilience and insulation. Like every Alden New England shoe, Alden Indy Boots include a tempered steel shank, precisely contoured and triple-ribbed for extra strength. The shank provides the necessary support and shape required to provide comfort throughout the day.

Frequently Asked Questions About Alden 405 Indy Boots

The Shoe Mart is the go-to source for Alden 405 Indy Boots. As comfortable as it is famous, the Alden Indy 405 has a mystique all its own. Check out the answers below for more information on this iconic footwear, and be sure to contact us with additional questions.

Are Alden 405 Boots True to Size?

Alden 405 Boots run slightly large. You should order a half-size down from your usual shoe size.

How Should I Care for My Alden 405 Boots?

To take the best care of your Alden 405 Boots, you should:

  1. Insert shoe trees.
  2. Wipe uppers with a damp sponge or cloth squeezed of excess water.
  3. Massage with a dry cloth, and let stand until dry.
  4. Apply Alden's Fine Boot Cream in Neutral with a clean, dry cloth or horsehair dauber.
  5. Brush off with a horsehair brush after two minutes.
  6. Use a horsehair dauber or brush to apply Brown Alden Paste Wax liberally.
  7. After three minutes, brush and shine with a horsehair brush.
  8. Finish by rubbing with a soft, clean cloth or Colonil's goat hair finishing brush.

What Is the Break-In Period for Alden Indy Boots (405)?

There's virtually no break-in period with Alden Indy Boots (405). They're comfortable right out of the gate.

What Leather Is on the Alden 405?

The Alden 405 features brown Horween calf leather for the uppers, and the lining is glove leather.

What Last Is the Alden Indy Boot Built On?

The Alden Indy 405 is built on a Trubalance last.

Product Features
Iconic Alden Indy Boot
Neoprene Cork Sole

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FREE SHIPPING on all domestic orders over $50**

Processing Time

  • All orders ship within 1-2 business days
  • Express orders will ship within 1 business day (most times same day if before 12pm EST)

Shipping Quotes & Delivery Times

  • Shipping quotes are available in your shopping cart
  • All Delivery times are in business days, which exclude weekends and holidays

Other Considerations

  • Some high-value packages may require a signature upon delivery
  • We do not ship outside of the United States
  • * Free shipping promotions exclude Alden Factory Seconds.
  • Some Timberland items require additional processing time.
  • UPS does not pick up on December 31st or January 1st. These days do not count towards business days for shipping.


return policy


If you are not 100% satisfied with one of our products, you may return it within 90 days of your purchase for a refund or store credit.

FREE RETURNS when you select store credit as your refund type.

Otherwise, the cost of shipping is the responsibility of the customer and is calculated using our discounted shipping rates.

Can My Item Be Returned?

  • No signs of wear (i.e. flexing, creasing, scuffs, marked outsoles, etc.)
  • Items are in original packaging
  • Ship in shipping box. (Please don’t use shoe box for shipping)


Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long does a return take?
    • Returns are usually refunded in 3-4 days upon receipt in our warehouse.
  • Are returns free?
    • Yes, as long as you select store credit when you request your return.
  • Can I change to a refund after selecting store credit?
    • Unfortunately, no this cannot be done. Once we issue you a free return label this process cannot be undone and the return must be processed as a store credit.
  • How much will my return cost if I don't want store credit?
    • The shipping cost will be calculated when you request your return.  Our discounted rates are used to ensure you pay a fair price.
  • Do you offer exchanges instead of a refund?
    • Yes!  When requesting your return, select store credit.  Use your store credit on a new purchase.
  • If I paid for faster shipping will that also be refunded?
    • No, unfortunately any outbound shipping charges cannot be refunded.
  • Are returns still easy if I don't have a printer?
    • Yes! When requesting your return, select UPS Store QR Code and drop your return off at a UPS Store (no label required).

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