When looked at, you'd say this is a pretty standard longwing and you'd be right. Done simply in walnut brown calfskin this shoe is about as under the radar as beautifully constructed shoes come. But if it aint broke, don't fix it. So we only made one very subtle change that will benefit us Portland folk immensely.
The main difference we made to these was in the sole. Instead of the standard double leather sole, we used an oiled version, called a "Double Waterloc" that will resist the harmful effects of Portland's wet climate. The heavily oiled sole is a stacked version of the soles used in the construction of Alden's flex welt system. In this case however, the oil keeps water from penetrating the sole and helps to increase their lifespan dramatically on Portland's soggy grounds.
Alden for Winn Perry Walnut Calf Longwing
Features: Walnut brown calfskin upper, Goodyear welt construction,
full leather lining, full reverse welt with light antique finish, oiled
"Double Waterloc" sole built to resist water damage and increase lifespan,
5 hidden metal eyelets, steel shank through arch with cork insole,
built to Alden New England standards of quality
(Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for pre-order information)