Founder

Founder

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Highlights
  • Full glove-leather lining delivers buttery soft feel and eliminates pressure points.
  • Custom Vibram® soles put a spring in your stride and provide all day support.
  • Lightweight Kevlar® shank provides sturdy arch support.
  • Triple-Density memory foam insole, topped in silky smooth leather. Easily removed if you wish to use your own orthotics or need to replace. See our replacement insoles.
  • Easily resoled for years of comfort. See our Resole Program.
  • Designed in Mill Valley, CA. Handcrafted in Portugal.
Sizing

The Founder has a sleek, sophisticated look and fit. If this is your first pair of Hubbards, you'll likely find them true to size.

*If you already wear a shoe from our Casual or Outdoor collection, you may find that the Founder fits a little narrower in the toe box. Click here to see which Dress Shoes come in wide widths.
*If you already wear a shoe from our Dress Collection these will fit the same.

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Story

This classic 5 eyelet oxford has an air of authority and complements a fine pair of dress slacks or your favorite tailored blue jeans.

The genuine leather welting, the waxed laces and the refined eyelets highlight the soft leather uppers that require no breaking in. We finish the shoes with a satin wax but you can also bring them up to a brilliant shine with your own favorite shoe polish.

The Founder is fully lined with cowhide glove leather and we don't use any glue between the uppers and the linings so that the shoe breathes naturally and the shoes conform to your foot.

The Founder comes with our triple density orthotic that uses Poron memory foam and a vegetable tanned leather covering which is healthier for your feet.

The combination of soft leathers and our Hubbard Vibram soles make walking in these shoes as comfortable as your favorite running shoes. For the man on the go or for long hours sitting these light and springy shoes are the perfect Go to Work shoe.

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As always best shoes I own. This is my 3rd pair and I wear nothing else.
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This is a really comfortable shoe. I have to say, these shoes felt good right out of the box. I am not sure of the leather finish, but it looks like black is solid and may not need shoe polish like many shoes of old. I still use leather dressing.

The only reason I give this review four stars is these shoes are a little squeaky. I hope it is just the break in period. But at this time, I cannot use these shoes for my nighttime Ninja work or any of the spy work I do part time. Maybe someday:)
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This is by far the most comfortable dress shoe I have found! Thank You!
Classy and lightweight! My feet no longer are tired at the end of the work day!
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Hubbards are made of excellent materials with wonderful craftsmanship. Full disclosure: I have neuropathic pain, and am, thus, very particular about both the look and feel of shoes. Suffice it to say that I think they are well worth the price; I own four pair. They are classic and beautifully made; if you want a trendy, garish shoe that you will regret owning in three years, Hubbards are not for you. That said: I have a standard 8.5 D foot, and I find all of the pairs I have purchased to be a bit short and narrow. Instead of ordering up (which I find can cause chafing and/or blisters), I use Foot Fitters to stretch them overnight one time and they fit perfectly. Hubbards are a good choice for casual- to business-wear shoe, and (when, as with any shoe, properly cared for) withstand the elements very well. Customer service is of the level one rarely finds anymore: A recent accidental double charge of my credit card required only a correction; instead, they sent a letter of apology with a voucher for $50 off the next purchase. Excellent shoe, excellent company. I receive compliments and recommend them to friends.
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The Founder is a classic gorgeous leather, durable, comfortable feeling shoe.
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The Founder is a forever classic style, with a comfortable feel. Gorgeous leather.
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This is my second pair in two months and very comfortable.
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Great pair of shoes. Very comfortable!!
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I ordered the Founder as my first pair of Hubbards about five months ago. The shoes fit great and feel wonderful. I receive compliments on them regularly and sing their praises.

After about four months of every-other-day wear (I rotate them with a pair of the Highlanders that I bought soon after these), the Founders began to show a small wear spot in the inside of the heel on the left shoe. It didn't cause any discomfort and wasn't a major concern, but I was worried that it might develop into a larger hole down the road. I contacted the company as soon as I noticed the issue, and as it was outside of regular business hours I expected to go to voicemail. Instead I spoke to a real person at an answering service who told me I would receive a call back after the weekend. The next day, Sunday, I received a call from Daniella who gathered some info, apologized for the minor defect, and sent me a new pair of shoes along with a return label so I could send back the old pair.

It's nice to deal with a company that doesn't only seek to make a great product, but also cares about customer service!
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Quality shoe but uncomfortable. Much too narrow for a medium width shoe. Sizing chart provided did not provide an accurate gauge for sizing.
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