Founded in 1884, Massachusetts-based Alden Shoe Company is one of the top American footwear brands. Its shoes and boots are still made using time-honored techniques and its production is still entirely domestic. Because the brand made a name of itself producing high-end dress shoes, it never needed to justify its prices. When other brands cut costs with lower-quality manufacturing techniques and overseas production, Alden stayed the course.
That dedication to quality manufacturing is on display in the brand’s latest exclusive collection for San Francisco retailer Unionmade. The release is comprised of a blucher, a slip-on chukka and a lace-up chukka, and is limited to 12 pairs of each style. Each silhouette features a suede upper, a reverse all-around Goodyear welt and a lightweight rubber sole made by Goodyear.
Available in sizes 8 to 12, prices start at $570. While that’s definitely an investment, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better American-made shoe. So if you see a style you like in your size, act fast — these will be gone before you know it.
Ames Blucher by Alden $570
Severn Slip-On Chukka by Alden $582
Quane Chukka Boot by Alden $582
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