Rated 5 out of 5 by SevenFoldTie wonderful shoe
This shoe, in black shell, is simply the quintessential business shoe. Frankly, a guy can't go wrong with either color. If properly cared for, these will last a career - particularly give Alden's restoration services.
My experience with the width is quite different from other reviewers, however. I typically take a medium (D) width in Alden, but sometimes a C width. In light of the reviews (that this shoe runs wider than normal) I tried a B, C, and D width, all in the same size. I went with the D width. I also compared this shoe in D width against Alden's factory version of this shoe - model 9016 - in D width. Model 9016 in D width was considerably wider (indeed, too wide for me). Model 9016 is on the Hampton Last; this shoe is on the Snap Last.
In summary, I would put this shoe's width either at "normal" or perhaps slightly more narrow than normal.
And, as always, it is worth noting that Alden is the master of shell cordovan.
December 19, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by DavidL An absolutely gorgeous shoe
These shoes are gorgeous. They are a nice heavy weight, meticulous craftsmanship, and comfortable too. The mediums fit just a little bit wide.
October 3, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Faceliftdr Super Dress shoes
These are the ultimate business shoes. Because they are cordovan they are always shiny, all you have to do is buff them for a sec with a paper towel. They just keep looking new and are very comfortable. The cordovan leather feel hard to the touch when you buy them but it molds to your feet and gives a great fit. Te only down side is the shoe is alittle heavy.
March 7, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by MickATL Cordovan Perforated Captoe
Excellent quality shoes by Alden. The burgundy leather is beautiful. Does seem to run a bit big.
January 6, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by ClassicDresser This Shoe Means Business
An integral part of my business wardrobe. Extremely high quality, easy to keep clean and shiny, leather molds to my feet. I agree with the previous raters - runs a bit big (wide) - C width in these shoes fit like D width in most other shoes.
January 15, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by dandjal Alden is the best
Spectacular, hard wearing shoes of the highest beauty. Shell cordovan only improves with age - and the style of these shoes is timeless.
June 28, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Andy Cordovan Perforated Captoe
Important to note, this shoe is heavier in both weight and appearance than its Peal counterpart.
February 10, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by BOSTONU2010 Great looking cordovan shoes
The shoes are well made and great looking. The fit is true to size and very comfortable with little break in needed. I purchased the cordovan color.
May 26, 2013