These shoes were shaped over a Barrie last and run one half size larger than regular US sizes.
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. An exclusive style for J.Crew, this elegant update on Alden's dover shoe is made on their famous Barrie last and features a crepe sole for extra comfort. Each pair is crafted with genuine Horween No. 8 shell cordovan leather (known for its shiny finish, durability and flexibility), which is vegetable tanned for six months at one of the country's oldest tanneries. They also feature Alden's beloved Goodyear welt, which means that they can be resoled again and again—so they'll last a lifetime.