Founded in Massachusetts by Charles H. Alden in 1884, the Alden Shoe Company is now in its fourth generation and is the oldest original shoe-and boot-maker remaining in New England. In collaboration with our design team, Alden handcrafted these elegant bluchers, also known as wing tips or brogues, in a special European pebbled calfskin chosen just for us, then hand stained and polished each shoe to a rich lustre. These limited-editions (available only for a limited time) feature all of Alden's hallmark details, including their famed Goodyear welt, full-leather lining and tempered steel shank. Quite simply, this is true craftsmanship and custom-shoemaking at its finest. (To be sure they last generations, you can always send them back to Alden for resoling.) Double oak-tanned leather outsole. A Collector's Item. USA. When cleaning, apply a black paste or wax polish. These shoes were shaped over a Barrie last and run one half size larger than regular U.S. sizes.