Founded in Massachusetts by Charles H. Alden in 1884, the Alden Shoe Company is now in its fourth generation of shoemaking, and its integrity and attention to craft have long made us loyal followers. These chukkas are handcrafted in the U.S. using genuine Horween No. 8 shell cordovan leather. (Prized for its fine lustre and extraordinary durability, this fine leather requires more traditional—and time-consuming—production methods, but the result is a far superior shoe.) Featuring Alden's hallmark Goodyear welt, full leather lining and a tempered steel shank. If properly cared for, these boots will last for generations (to make sure they do, you can always send them back to Alden for resoling). When cleaning, apply a cordovan-specific No. 8 wax.