American-made “heritage” shoes make a comeback
The New York Times wrote about the recent revival of hand-crafted, American-made men’s footwear. Shoes that were once almost exclusively found in the closets and on the feet of the 60+ crowd are now catching on with a new generation of young, urban dwelling men—revitalizing an industry that only a few years ago was at the brink of demise:
“The craft of shoemaking is experiencing something of a renaissance. Over the last few years, as heritage brands have been rediscovered by a new generation of customers, especially young men, labels once seen as relics of American work wear now have an unexpected cool factor, stocked by stylish boutiques and obsessed about on fashion blogs.”
This influx in popularity has boosted revenue flows for companies like the Alden Shoe Company, which has been making shoes—in almost exactly the same manner—since 1884.
We’re glad to see that a new generation has discovered the quality craftsmanship and style that define American-made shoes, and we hope that they become wardrobe staples for years to come.
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