This is a shoe I thrifted a while back and turned up today while cleaning under the bed. I think it's a very successful design and a very beautiful shoe. The adelaide throat really works with the shell cordovan, underscoring the casual nature of the shoe and highlighting the beauty of the leather. I've looked around and haven't been able to find any shoe like this in the on-line Alden catalogs. It would truly be a shame if this design were no longer available. Any Alden experts out there care to chime in? Here are a couple more pictures. I think I read that vintage Hermes is now the standard background for shoe pictures. And so I bring you mallards: And passionflowers: Later on I'll see if I can dig out the mate.