Alden Shoe Repairs:
We gladly repair almost any
shoe! However, there are a few interesting facts to know about different
brands of dress shoes regarding quality, and longevity.
You have to do a lot of
looking to find something wrong with an Alden shoe. They are made
with care, last a long time, and are practically designed to be fixed over
and over again. Alden, much like Allen Edmonds really only has one
issue... the wearer. If you take care of this shoe, it will take
care of you. Shine it regularly and the leather upper will look good
practically forever, take care of the inside of the shoe, by using cedar
shoe trees, and rotating them in and out of your daily wear schedule, and
the footbed won't rot out. Pretty simple.
The only minor issue is the
heelbase. Made from really thin layers of leather, and curved around
the heel instead of shaped, the heel base is very rarely reusable.
This problem is easily fixed, here at Hoover Shoe Repair, just replace the
heel base with the first full sole and heel, and voila' - problem fixed.
Pros: Excellent leather
and construction methods make this shoe repairable over and over again.
Cons: Not many to list
here. It's an investment to buy a pair, but one that will last a
Bottom Line: If
you want a long-lasting stylish shoe, and price is not an obstacle, these
are great shoes. Make sure you keep the leather from drying
out by shining them, use cedar shoe trees and wear them every other day,
and this shoe can last a REALLY long time. Replacing the heel base
is not a big deal, you won't even notice the difference.