While I have never been a huge fan of Alden for their dress shoes, due to their heaviness and chunkiness, I can say that they might possibly make the best dress/casual chukka boot. They have managed to create the perfect shape, something that can go well with some smart trousers but also look amazing with a nice pair of jeans. One might think that it is easy to create such a versatile shoe, but in reality, creating a last shape that compliments many different types of outfits is not easy at all. Too pointy and it won’t look good on jeans, too round and it won’t look good dressed up and too disproportionate and it won’t look good on anything! Therefore my compliments go out to Alden for creating something so perfect! Now, the only problem is getting a pair. Moving outside of the States has left me with the import tax that they must have being sold here in England (like Church’s in the States for $750, and only 300GBP here) which will probably make them upwards of 600-700 GBP (don’t quote me on that). But then again, I can always make a trip out to NYC or Hawaii one day in order to stop at Leffot or Leather Soul to get a pair!
Pictures Courtesy Of: Leather Soul
6 thoughts on “Today’s Favorites – Alden”
Thanks for the support Justin!
Tom – No worries, always happy to spread the love!
-Justin, “The Shoe Snob”
Justin, you forgot to mention one very imortat thing, comfortability. Alden is the best.
Ike – Since I have never truly worn them, I really cannot say, but taking your word for it as well as the word of every other Alden fan, I can imagine that comfort is second to none.
Are you referring to the plaza or barrie last in this post? (I see pictures of both)
Anon – i prefer the one one the dark brown derby brogue boot at the top…that last…