Alden Men's Plain Toe Blucher. Available in Tobacco or Brown Chrome Excel. Plain toe blucher oxford, dressed down for casual wear, richly nourished leathers with mini lug rubber outsoles. Fully leather lined vegetable tanned leather insoles. Unsurpassed for breathable comfort and long wear. Beneath the insole is a layer of cork, providing additional resilience and insulation. Every Alden New England shoe carries a tempered steel shank, precisely contoured and triple ribbed for extra strength. Truly the backbone of a fine welt shoe or boot, the shank provides the proper support and shape required to give comfort throughout the day. Great all day comfort and useful in wet weather conditions. Mini lug rubber outsoles. Fully leather lined vegetable tanned leather insoles. Barrie Last. The Barrie and Modified Lasts run a half size larger than other Alden lasts. Consider ordering a half size smaller than you normally use.