Alden - Cordovan Chukka Boot
in 8 Black
STYLE: Alden's essential two eyelet chukka boot
LAST: Barrie
UPPER: premium Horween oxblood/black shell cordovan (for details, scroll to the bottom)
OUTSOLE: double leather with long wearing rubber dovetail heels
INSOLE: leather
MID-SOLE: cork midsole with steel shank for long-lasting strength and support
LACING: round waxed lacing through blind eyelets
WELT: high quality Goodyear leather storm welt construction
LINING: fully leather lined.
Note: these shoes run large. We recommend sizing down half a size. If you don't see the size you're looking for, please contact us for assistance.

Alden's world famous cordovan chukka is as versatile as it is beautifully made. With a highly polishable leather that can shine to military brilliance (or not), these low boots look great with jeans, chinos, or crisp wool suiting. Just make sure you give your pants a little roll to show off their subtle detailing and deep, dark oxblood shade. Note: Alden shoes are available to special order in C and EE widths. We stock D - if you don't see your width or size, let us know. We'll order a pair just for you.


Using the centuries-old method of pure vegetable tannage and hand finishing, the single tannery still producing genuine shell cordovan today is indeed practicing a rare art. The tanning process takes a full six months to complete and produces leather that is soft and supple, yet very durable. Alden's classic patterns take on a unique character when made from genuine shell cordovan.

By virtue of their long experience, Alden stands as the acknowledged master in working and finishing this special leather into extraordinary footwear. The crafting of shoes from shell cordovan recalls, indeed depends on, shoemaking of the old school. The special qualities of the leather are elusive, unresponsive to high volume production methods. Cordovan demands the measured pace of hand shoemaking and patient finishing, responding to such careful work with unmatched luster.

Over time, the patina in Alden's genuine shell cordovan shoes will only improve, deepening with each polishing and showing to full advantage the especially rich character of the leather. As durable and comfortable to wear as they are beautiful to look at, genuine shell cordovan shoes truly are Alden's masterworks.