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 continue the tradition of well-made shoes. The use of a Goodyear welt (the hallmark construction style of quality shoes since 1869) allows for replacement of the sole when necessary. 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.