Alden Men's 4398 - 6 Eyelet Cap Toe Blucher - Color 8 Shell Cordovan - Main Image

Alden Men's 4398 - 6 Eyelet Cap Toe Blucher - Color 8 Shell Cordovan

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Medallion Cap Toe Blucher
Plaza Last
6 Blind Eyelets
Shell Cordovan Upper
Leather Sole

Our Custom Bootmaker Edition Medallion Cap Toe blucher made from luxurious, longwearing shell cordovan material--this time on the Plaza Last for an elegant look with a chiseled toe.

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.