Alden Shoe Company

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Alden Shoe Company

The Finest shoes made in the USA – Alden Shoes The Alden shoe company has been around since the first Alden shoes in 1884, in America. At the time, many a young man grew up knowing the Alden name from his father and his grandfather. Every pair of hand-stitched leather shoes represents more than a century-old tradition of craftsmanship. They believe in focusing on the improvement of their actual products, rather than merely promoting them. This is why we believe we are doing everyone a great service by finally offering Alden Men’s shoes at TheShoeMart.com. TheShoeMart.com is an online resource of Men’s Shoes for all occasions. And they’re not just for men: We have something for women and children too. In more than a century of existence, the Alden shoe company has been able to merge traditional style and materials with modern variety and trends. Currently, their catalogue features well over 200 Alden Shoes, all available at TheShoeMart.com Of course, that’s not to mention the variety of matching belts and other accessories. In order to aid shoe selection, TheShoeMart.com allows you to refine your search by categories and subcategories based on style. Any category or subcategory of style can be cross referenced with size, width, discounts, colors, prices and more, all simultaneously. This allows online customers to sort through Men’s Alden shoes and shoes from other brands based on very specific preferences. If it’s a specific line or model of shoes that you’re looking for, we make it so that you can simply make use of the search field. You can, for example, specify a search for cordovan leather. The methodical tanning process on Alden cordovan leather alone takes six months to finish. When the leather is finally ready, Alden makes sure that each resulting shell cordovan shoe is a masterpiece unto itself. You can do a search for cordovan leather shoes across different brands and styles, and compare them to the benchmark that is Alden. And for the highest quality shoes at the best possible prices, the benchmark is definitely TheShoeMart.com. Comparison of Alden Shoes Lasts
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Alden Shoe Company

First time looking at Alden Shoes? We would love the chance to help you choose the right Alden shoe for you. Please contact us by phone or email to get in touch with an expert at TheShoeMart. Alden Shoes have been around since 1884 when The Alden Shoe Company was founded in Middleborough, Massachusetts. Currently, their catalogue features well over 200 Alden Shoes, all available at TheShoeMart.com. Of course, that’s not to mention the variety of matching belts, shoe polishes and others accessories. This allows online customers to sort through Men’s Alden shoes and shoes from other brands based on very specific preferences. Please visit our Alden Shoes Blog for the latest news and events for this great brand. While our excellent customer service team is able to give you sizing advice for Alden shoe lasts over the phone or via e-mail, we would highly recommend that you come in to our retail store and try on your favorite pair of Alden Shoes.
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Alden Shoe Company

-In April 2001, the Alden of Carmel website went “make-up only.” Since that time, Alden of Carmel has focused almost exclusively on the Alden make-up business, and with the exception of a few Alden classic models such as 986 and 9901, has sold only Alden Fan make-up shoes. The business model that all the leading Alden retailers use today (an entire online presentation of exclusive make-up designs) derives from Alden of Carmel’s “Alden Fan” program first introduced by Alden of Carmel in 1996.
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-In 1997, Alden of Carmel introduced model AF11, a commando-sole chukka boot. Alden of Carmel played an important role in the development of the commando sole, and Alden of Carmel has become known worldwide for its line of commando-sole, Alden Fan make-ups. Through the design and development of Alden make-up shoes featuring the commando sole, Alden of Carmel was an early catalyst in Alden’s evolution from a business-suit, dress-shoe company, to the company we know today.
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A lot has changed since Alden of Carmel first opened its doors. In 1994, the Alden business was a dress-shoe business. Most Alden shoes were made for wearing with suits, and most Alden shoes, especially in the US, could be found in the Alden company catalog. There were very few casual shoes made by Alden back then, and only a hand full of “make-up” shoes –styles made exclusively for the individual retailer—were produced for the US market.
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The Alden shoe company has been around since the first Alden shoes in 1884, in America. At the time, many a young man grew up knowing the Alden name from his father and his grandfather. Every pair of hand-stitched leather shoes represents more than a century-old tradition of craftsmanship. They believe in focusing on the improvement of their actual products, rather than merely promoting them. This is why we believe we are doing everyone a great service by finally offering Alden Men’s shoes at TheShoeMart.com.
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Genuine Shell Cordovan, Dress & Casual Shoes and Workboots. The Alden Shoe Company was founded in 1884 by Charles H. Alden in Middleborough, Massachusetts. Alden has manufactured superior shoes for men for over 120 years and is dedicated to the highest standards in men shoe-making. Top Grade upper leathers are selected from the finest tanneries in the world. Rich, aniline calfskins, luxurious calf and kid suedes, and genuine shell cordovans are all hand stained and polished to the classic patina that is the hallmark of the custom bootmaker’s art.
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Alden shoes are important to us. We care about the Alden Shoe Company of Middleboro, Massachusettes, and believe that only Alden in the United States still makes shoes at the high level of craftsmanship valued by gentlemen around the world.
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You can, for example, specify a search for cordovan leather. The methodical tanning process on Alden cordovan leather alone takes six months to finish. When the leather is finally ready, Alden makes sure that each resulting shell cordovan shoe is a masterpiece unto itself. You can do a search for cordovan leather shoes across different brands and styles, and compare them to the benchmark that is Alden. And for the highest quality shoes at the best possible prices, the benchmark is definitely TheShoeMart.com.
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1) Visually, Alden shoes are balanced and classically proportioned. 2) Alden shoes are comfortable. (comfort due to shoe construction, and comfort due to last shape) 3) Alden shoes are durable.
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In the 19th century, there were once hundreds of shoemakers in New England, but now Alden is one of only a few factories. Alden is considered a heritage, family-owned brand. Many of the company’s roughly 100 workers at its factory in Middleborough are second or third generation, and it sources its leathers mostly from small tanneries in Europe and the U.S. – its shell cordovan comes from the last such tannery in America, Horween Leather Company. Alden has used Horween as their leather supplier since 1930, and is their largest cordovan customer.
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Since those early days, we have had many occasions to talk with the people at Alden, and to re-affirm the commitment we both have to Alden shoes, and to what makes them special. As years pass, Alden strives to maintain quality standards, while other companies sacrifice product quality to reap short term profit and growth.
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The rich quality of craftsmanship one experiences when first taking a pair of Alden shoes out of its box is due to the character of the people who make Alden shoes. They have continued for years to practice their craft, resisting the pressure to eliminate difficult or time consuming processes, and resisting the temptation to use less expensive or lower quality materials. Thus, the pair of Alden shoes which leaves the box, and goes onto your feet, preserves to some degree, the tradition and culture of earlier generations.
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The Alden name stands for a belief in old world craftsmanship. Aside from the need to do business and make money, the people at Alden are thinking about the quality of the product, and small improvements are continually being made, bringing Alden shoes closer to an ideal combination of form and function.
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The Alden name stands for a belief in old-world craftsmanship. The people at Alden continually think about the quality of the shoes they make, and small improvements are continually being made, gradually moving Alden shoes closer to an ideal combination of form and function.

TheShoeMart.com is an online resource of Men’s Shoes for all occasions. And they’re not just for men: We have something for women and children too. In more than a century of existence, the Alden shoe company has been able to merge traditional style and materials with modern variety and trends. Currently, their catalogue features well over 200 Alden Shoes, all available at TheShoeMart.com Of course, that’s not to mention the variety of matching belts and other accessories.
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Along with other brands of Americana, Alden has experienced something of a resurgence in 21st century men’s fashion. Despite a recession in the late-2000s and the relatively high prices of their products, Alden has grown again because of a renewed interest in more traditional men’s shoes and boots, which can last decades. It is this reliance on high-end shoes, especially by those interested in business attire, that has allowed the company to avoid going under despite the decline of American shoe manufacturing.