Founder

Founder

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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.

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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Not sure about your size? Please contact our expert sizing team.

Still not sure? You'll be happy to know that we have a no risk, free return policy.

Size your feet on our printable Brannock chart.

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.

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I have had them for a few day's
Feel very comfortable, n stylish
I recommend
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6.155.19 TRIAN VLACHOS
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I bought this as someone gave me a gift card. This was the best gift I have ever had in a long while. The shoe fits perfectly. It is extremely comfortable on the inside. The outside looks good too, and I get a lot of complements on this shoe. No one ever complemented me on any of my previous shoes... There is a indentation at the back end of the sole that makes walking a little easier. After wearing this for a while, I went back to my older favorite shoes (made by another famous company that I have always liked in the past), but found that the difference was amazing. I just could not tolerate my old shoe anymore. The inside of those other shoes feels 'harsh' to my foot. I am almost addicted to this shoe. After 2 months, I went back to the store to buy another pair. I love these. Subconsciously, I always reach for these when getting ready.
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4.94.19 Ravi Rao
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I loved these shoes the first pair but found the footbed outside edge fairy uncomfortable on this new pair (same style and size). This is concerning a “wear it, you bought it” situation for breaking in.
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4.94.19 Peter Burnett
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I took a new job late last year and had to up my game a bit. The first tech company was insanely casual, and sneakers were totally acceptable. At my new company, on the other hand, people wear real shoes, leather and all. SO my challenge has been to find shoes that are just as comfortable but look like work.

These shoes are perfect for me. Comfortable enough to work in all day, take a walk, etc. Their soft uppers are better than anything I've tried previously. The price put me off briefly but they're worth it and will last impressively.
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4.118.19 Thomas Lascher
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Got a medium and returned for a wide, which I would’ve gotten originally if I’d read the fit recommendations. The customer service folks are as nice as the shoes. Co-workers, strangers and even my doctor have commented on how good they look. And they feel even better than they look. Love ‘em.
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4.113.19 David Bundy
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These are the most comfortable shoes that I've ever worn. They fit from the size chart. Helpful and easy on-line ordering experience!
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4.112.19 Peter KUhn
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The size chart was very helpful.
Construction and quality are excellent.
My feet are extremely happy.
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10.276.19 M.J. Loboda
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I started out purchasing two pairs (black and brown) of Founder, size 9 1/2 extra wide. Way too big, so I called customer service and we tried 9 wide. Nope. Returned them and tried 9 extra wide. Nope. Returned them. Finally, after benefitting from the infinite patience and good humor of all the customer service reps I spoke with, I ended up with two pairs of 9 1/2 wide. Postage paid by Sam Hubbard both ways for all the returns! It certainly took a while, but we finally got the right size. And now that the shoes fit - I wear them! Incredible customer service - and the shoes are really nice too.
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3.62.19 Michael Albano
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Nice shoe but I returned it since I ordered a size too big. My fault. I reordered the shoe in a size smaller and I believe they will fit nicely.
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3.83.19 Santoro David
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Couldn't quite decide if a medium was going to fit. Printed off the sizing charts, I'm a touch wider than a medium, but way narrower than a wide. Went with the medium. Started off a little snug across the wide part of the foot, but not uncomfortably so. After 3 days, can't even tell they were ever snug. Very comfortable. Trying to decide for the next pair if I'm going to give the wide a try, or go up a size. Wish they offered a 12.5.. I have a feeling 13 will be too big.
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3.71.19 Ted

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Product Questions

Is the rainy day founder (men’s shoe) available in brown? 10.08.18
Thank you for your inquiry. The Rainy Day Founder is currently only available in black. We do not currently have plans to develop it in brown.
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