Famous for its career in film, appreciated today for its timeless design. Robust Horween leather is supported by full glove leather lining, Neo-cork outsoles, and vegetable tanned leather insoles. Unsurpassed for breathable comfort and long wear, the Alden 405 Original Workboot assumes over time the contours of your foot shape giving a truly custom quality to the fit and all-day comfort. 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.