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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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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As a retiree, I no longer need dress shoes, but I still dine out regularly, and even though I literally live in jeans, I decided to to try the semi-casual Founders as my City shoe - and glad I did. The inner sole is snug, soft and supportive. The shoe is new and a little stiff, but the leather appears to be of a quality that will allow some “give” as time goes on. Every bit as comfortable as my ( similar ) Cole Hahns, but will likely be more durable - based on the rugged sole and glove leather lining.
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11.313.19 Tom Tupper
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Yup this is my fourth pair. I wear them 8 months of the year 8 hours a day at work, then after hours! And great walking shoes in cities around the world.
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9.256.19 Paul
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I bought these primarily for the comfort many have reported. Honestly I was expecting a shoe that looked a little "clunky". They are much better than I expected in the looks area - a little slimmer and more refined. I was concerned about comfort at first - the tongue seemed stiff and hurt the front of my foot. However, within a hour of wearing them the first time the stiffness was gone and they are now very comfortable. The shoes are well made and they seem as if they will hold up well. The brown leather contrast on the black is the key to making them flexible in use - they look good in the office or with jeans. My only complaint is that they make a "clopping" sound with every step. I attribute this to the stiffness of the sole and they shoe snapping back quickly after flexing. Perhaps they will loosen up some with wear. Anyway, great shoe.
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8.235.19 Chuck
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I bought these primarily for the comfort many have reported. Honestly I was expecting a shoe that looked a little "clunky". They are much better than I expected in the looks area - a little slimmer and more refined. I was concerned about comfort at first - the tongue seemed stiff and hurt the front of my foot. However, within a hour of wearing them the first time the stiffness was gone and they are now very comfortable. The shoes are well made and they seem as if they will hold up well. The brown leather contrast on the black is the key to making them flexible in use - they look good in the office or with jeans. My only complaint is that they make a "clopping" sound with every step. I attribute this to the stiffness of the sole and they shoe snapping back quickly after flexing. Perhaps they will loosen up some with wear. Anyway, great shoe.
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8.235.19 Chuck Fralick
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I wear 7.5 to 8 in most shoes and found that an 8 in the Founder fit me best. Leather was a little stiffer than I would have thought, but broke in really fast. After a short break-in period this is the most comfortable dress shoe I have ever owned. Will definitely be buying another pair (Royal Scot) of Samuel Hubbards.......thanks so much
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8.224.19 Phil
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Great service. Very helpful and very easy to do business with. Unfortunately the shoe hurts my toe with a knot on it because the shoe is a little harder and narrower than conveyed. But they easily sent me a wide (which still hurt) and then took the wide back, as well.
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7.188.19 FriendlyBuyer
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Wonderful customer experience. I needed to exchange a gift and it was the easiest process The new shoes fit like a glove.
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7.196.19 Rich
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You’ll forget you’re wearing them…until someone asks you where you got ‘em. Yeah - this happens a lot.)
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7.194.19 BRIAN P Cleary
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I have several Samuelhubbard and have always been satisfied. Great quality, comfort and customer service.
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10.279.19 Carlos Dieguez
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Since I discover Samuel Hubbard shoes I am not satisfied with any other brand .
Quality and comfort.
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10.279.19 Carlos Dieguez

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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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