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 its 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.) When cleaning, apply a black paste or wax polish.