Founder

Founder

$235
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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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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.

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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What makes a hubbard a hubbard?

Handmade from the finest materials

Designed in Mill Valley, CA and meticulously crafted in Portugal. We use only the finest European leathers and materials, and strive to perfect every detail.

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5.136.18
Difficult to Criticise
The shoes fit perfectly from the get go. I have had them for 14 months and worn them extensively. I walk the city streets, I walk on rough surfaces,I do gardening in them in rough terrrain. I water trees, power wash floors and do all sorts of things that the shoe may not have been designed for. A quick wipe down with a damp cloth and withhalf an hour to dry out they are back on my feet and repolished within the day. The soles are starting to loose their tread but still have lots of life left in them. My dilemma is when to have them resoled. Yes, they are a bit pricy but are also superior to their lower priced competition. I will definitly purchase again.
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5.136.18
ok but not great
The shoes are ok. Very expensive.
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5.134.18
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Relieved
Relieved to have finally found footwear that will take care of me and at a great value point. :)
5.134.18
11.308.18
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Comfortable shoes and stylish
Not only are my Sam Hubbard Founders comfortable, I have received so many compliments on them.
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9.247.18
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Founders and Orthotics
In my situation, I needed to take out the shoe insert and put my orthotics in the shoe. The description of the shoe mentions that this is fine. However, with my orthotic which is standard size etc., it raises my heel up enough that now my foot slips up and down, which it didn't with the normal shoe insert.
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8.216.18
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Great Shoes!
I'm used to wearing casual shoes so I was worried when I needed to start wearing dress shoes. I like the way these can slide between casual to business attire. These look great and feel good.
8.216.18
8.216.18
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Excellent Shoes
Some of the most comfortable shoes I have every owned. Quite stylish and very well made. I am about to buy another pair.
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7.185.18
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Founder Review
My first buy with a lot of hope based on reading but it has disappointed. The shoes are heavier than I like.
7.185.18
2.35.18
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Great Gift
gave as a gift the he loved them.
2.35.18
2.35.18
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Too big
I actually didn't get a chance to give these shoes a workout, as they were too big, and I had to return them. The material and workmanship seemed good, except that the ends of the stitching were quite visible. I might order another pair in the future.
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