Alden Chukka Boot in Tan Suede. Style # 1494. Leather sole. Suede Upper. Layden Last. Goodyear Welt. The Alden Shoe Co. is rich in history and has been manufacturing quality footwear since 1884 in New England, still family owned and operated Alden remains one of the few American shoe manufacturers still doing it the traditional way. This shoe is great for everyday wear.