Alden plain toe work boots
With my hunt for a good pair of Winter boots still underway (and no nearer to being resolved) here’s a pair from a label I’ve covered for what seems like an age. When it comes to Alden’s boots I’d always gravitated towards the Indy, but their plain toe work boot is a simpler and no less good looking option.
These come from the ongoing collaboration between the American company and The Bureau Belfast, having been made-to-order by the shop. They’re constructed from the somewhat exotic Kudu, a rare Antelope leather which is hard-wearing whilst remaining supremely soft and also has an oily finish that makes it look like waxed leather.
The boots are fastened via five dark brown metal eyelets and four speed hooks, and a pair of tonal flat cotton laces. The interior is lined in glove leather for supreme comfort, and the natural leather, reverse split welt and a custom Vibram sole finish these hand-made boots off nicely. They’ve risen to the top of my list, although they’re very far from cheap.
For more information, or to buy online go to The Bureau’s website here: Alden plain toe work boots.