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Alden penny loafer but with dainite sole?

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I've been looking for a loafer like the the Alden penny loafer, but with a dainite sole instead of a leather sole. Do you guys have any recommendations (short of buying the shoe and immediately resoling it)?
 

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The problem with Alden is that they won’t be a special make up individually. Only large orders.

If you’re looking for shell cordovan, however, you might be a bit more limited. You could try Allen Edmonds. Given their recent QC issues I’d be wary. An option nonetheless.

Rancourt is a great American company and they can accommodate made to order:



If you want to level up and go English, both Crockett & Jones and Edward Green can do MTO shell cordovan but it will cost you well north of $1000. In the case of EG, closer to $2k.

As a side note, there is something odd about a dainite sole, which I find to be somewhat heavy, on a penny loader. There are better synthetic options, in my opinion.

Good luck.
 
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The problem with Alden is that they won’t be a special make up individually. Only large orders.

If you’re looking for shell cordovan, however, you might be a bit more limited. You could try Allen Edmonds. Given their recent QC issues I’d be wary. An option nonetheless.

Rancourt is a great American company and they can accommodate made to order:



If you want to level up and go English, both Crockett & Jones and Edward Green can do MTO shell cordovan but it will cost you well north of $1000. In the case of EG, closer to $2k.

As a side note, there is something odd about a dainite sole, which I find to be somewhat heavy, on a penny loader. There are better synthetic options, in my opinion.

Good luck.
Thank you very much! I'm not stuck on the cordovan, and I was just looking for any rubber sole, as the area where I live is rather rainy.
 

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