Founded in Massachusetts by Charles H. Alden in 1884, the Alden Shoe Company is in its fourth generation and is the oldest shoemaker in New England. These leather bluchers are handcrafted and hand stained and shined to a rich lustre. They feature all of Alden's hallmark details, including its famed Goodyear welt, which means you can resole them again and again for a lifetime of wear. To be sure they last, you can send them back to Alden for resoling at any time. Because these shoes are handmade, your size may be on back order—but they're worth the wait.