i've owned 1 pair Aldens and they were super comfortable and very well made, but is that the main draw? There are plenty of well made shoes produced, i dont get why so many are Alden nerds on here.. most of the shoes are not the easiest to look at? why the intense love and obsession for the brand.? enlighten my ignorance pleaseee..
The standard Alden shoes (LWB, PTB, Chukkas) look beautiful in a more rugged way than the vast majority of expensive shoes I have seen. Many higher-end shoes have shapes that appear much sleeker (and perhaps more feminine than I would like) and don't work equally well with jeans and slacks. Alden shoes are a good compromise of quality, shape, materials, comfort, price and color. I admire other higher end shoes but only as objects of art. I have yet to find another company that does it better on all the aforementioned qualities.