In 1884, a young man named Charles H. Alden founded Alden Shoe Company in Middleborough, MA. Today it has grown into one of the oldest and most respected shoemakers in the country and is known for its attention to detail and quality. Handsome and comfortable, these limited-edition longwing suede bluchers with a crepe sole continue the tradition of well-made shoes. Since comfort is key, Alden used their famous Barrie last (giving your toes room) and a crepe sole (for extra comfort while walking). Treat them well and they'll look (and feel) good for a lifetime.