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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Following foot surgery a couple of years ago, I have had a lot of difficulty finding shoes that I can wear in comfort. This is the best shoe I have found that is suitable for almost all occasions from dress to casual. I have a fairly wide foot and the 2e is perfect for me. The built-in orthotic is right up there with the better replacement ones I have tried. Overall I am very pleased.
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7.182.20 Jon
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I was a Rockport wearer for many years. My go to dress shoe which I usually bought 3 pairs at a time. Then the day came that my good, old reliable Rockports -- same model and size as always -- just stopped fitting correctly. I was desperate for a replacement shoe. Went to the speciality shoe store in NYC and tried on several different brands and after trying on the Hubbard Founder I knew I found my new go to dress shoe. Coincidentally the same brand of shoe my podiatrist recommended. The fit was smooth and luxurious and the fit and finish of the shoe was obviously of very high quality. The quality of the leather is clearly a step above. Although I ended up wearing these in an 11.5 Extra Wide rather than the old 11.5 Wides I used to wear with my old dress shoe. I also had the opportunity to speak with Hubbard's customer service. Let's just say you don't often see such well informed and empowered customer service problem. The addressed my concern immediately and efficiently. Anyhow, I am now a committed Samuel Hubbard customer. Enjoying my new shoes.
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1.0.20 Matt Brody
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The shoe is very nice. I wanted to commend customer service. As 13 1/2 is not available I tried the 13 first, then the 14 and then returned to the 13. Customer service did an excellent job as I had a sizing issue. I put shoe trees in the 13's for a few days and these shoes are going to work for me.
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12.364.19 TT
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This is my third pair of Samuel Hubbard's. They are without doubt the most comfortable shoes I have owned. I am up and down a lot during the day. My feet feel as good at the end of each day as they did at the outset. AWESOME SHOES!
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12.364.19 Steve Burdick
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Excellent. Nicole processed the exchange . She was professional. She was patient, and courteous. I was very pleased . And , of course you have an exceptional product .
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12.362.19 James J Mc Namee
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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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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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