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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.
  • 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 am 79 years years old and have always had a hard time buying shoes. On line all shoes look good and a size should be a size but very seldom has the quality been there nor do they fit the way they should. I took a chance and ordered a pair of Founders, Highlander and Frequent Traveler and my plan was pick the best quality pair that fit the best knowing I could return the others. I received the order and all three fit perfectly out of the box and the quality is excellent. I am keeping all three and am ordering a 4th pair when they become available. Best shoes I have had in a long time
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11.332.19 Harry Olson
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High quality, comfortable shoe.
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11.329.19 LP
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I have had about a half dozen pairs by now. They are very comfortable and professional. I wear them to work where I am on my feet all day. It would be normal for me to put 8-12 miles a day on them. I've found with average brands, I burn through a pair in about 4-5 months. These last and look better saving me time and money.
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11.321.19 Quinn Tierney
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This is my second pair of Hubbard Founders. I put this pair on and wore it all day (a long day) in complete comfort. I'll also mention that I tried the same size but in a narrower fit, did not like it, and returned it without a hitch. Hubbard's customer service is outstanding.
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11.317.19 William Wians
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I love the look and quality of the shoe. I'm looking forward to purchasing other shoes but I'm waiting to wear this pair more to see if I should go up 1/2 size. Out of the box they are comfortable but a little snug.
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11.316.19 Jeff Garza
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I had purchased a pair of Founders in black at a local store, they were comfortable right out of the box there was no break in necessary. A couple of months later decided I needed a pair in brown. These shoes are well finished and very comfortable. Nice to buy shoes that aren’t made in China.
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11.314.19 John DeAngelo
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Generally quite pleased. Great quality, had a little break in period and in the rotation now. Would prefer a bigger toe box.
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10.303.19 JQ
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My first pair of Hubbards have been one of the best pair of shoes I’ve purchased. Very comfortable and great looking. I have a wide foot, and the sizing guide said to order wide. Unfortunately they were not wide enough. Customer service, on a Saturday, was helpful and friendly, and the return was easy and free. The xtra-wide pair I then ordered fit perfectly. Great experience all around.
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10.296.19 Kelly Krull
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These are great shoes! The quality and comfort are top of the line. I have worn Cole Haans and Eccos, which are very good shoes, but these are a step above. It's rare to find a great combination of comfort, durability, and style. In addition, the customer service is phenomenal. I had a slight defect and they took care of it, no questions asked, and they sent the new pair to my hotel while traveling. I am a customer for life. It's a boutique experience from a major brand.
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10.294.19 Troy Anderson
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I now own 6 pairs of Samuel Hubbard shoes, and I find their products and service to be first-rate. I recently ordered two pairs of shoes to be gifted to a friend, but the friend gave me an incorrect shoe size. I talked to customer service which took back the shoes, and they provided me with re-sized the shoes which were delivered to me in 3 days. Outstanding and courteous service always.
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10.293.19 Rick Mariano

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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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