"My father is the hardest working man I know. He has always worked with his hands, repairing machines for AMC and Chrysler on the job and restoring old Pontiacs and Harley Davidson Motorcycles in his spare time. My father's deep appreciation for quality manufacturing is represented in this boot."
The Alden Shoe approach to production fits with the Context fascination with heritage production. The Alden + Context Roy Boot total construction time from cutting room to finishing room is a minimum of 78 days, including at least 10 days on the last, which causes the boots to keep their shape much longer than most shoe brands.
Alden + Context Roy Boot is made using Horween Leather. Founded in 1905, Horween Leather Company is one of the oldest continuously running tanneries in the United States, and the only still located in Chicago, Illinois.
Horween Leather Company was founded in 1905. For more than 100 years, our goal has been to make the best leather in the world. Making the best means doing lots of little things right. It means never mistaking fastest or cheapest with best. It means always using formulas that cut no corners, and components chosen strictly for their quality. In today's market, where speed and flexibility are at a premium, we feel we offer our customers an unparalleled blend of quality, consistency, responsiveness, and innovation.
Chromexcel is characterized by a rich pull-up in full aniline, hand rubbed finishes. Made to this day with old world craftsmanship, modern Chromexcel carries on a long history of superior comfort and durability. The Alden Plantation Crepe sole is loved for its comfort. The leather toe guard is a beautiful detail that adds durability to the sole. When the toe guard wears out, simply replace it rather than the entire sole.