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Founder

Founder

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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.

Click here to see what our customers are saying about this style.

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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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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For anyone else comparing this Founder style to the Tipping Point, here is my advice related to sizing: try going one half-size smaller in the Founder than in the Tipping Point.

I wear a size 10 in Tipping Point, but it turns out I needed to get Founder in size 9.5. The toe box is narrower in the Tipping Point than it is in the Founder, so a size 10 Founder felt overly roomy to me.

Now, with the proper size, I am very satisfied with my Founders. I own both the Chestnut and the Black leather versions. They are dress shoes that I feel comfortable wearing to the office, but they are not so fancy as to call undue attention to themselves, or shoes that only feel appropriate with a suit. Compared to dress shoes from other brands, Samuel Hubbards are ones that never make my feet sore after a long day.
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10.275.19 Will
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These were a gift for my husband for Christmas. He has problem free feet, but I had not ordered shoes for him before. He saw the ad in the WSJ - so I called and ordered them. Service was perfect - Danielle was reassuring. They are THE only shoes worn now - - - - other than the ones in snow. Brown will be next. Also, another family member ordered a pair. I was surprised that they have been noticed so often. Thank you.
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8.214.19 Mary Beth Kuntz
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I have a pretty tough foot to fit. I have a very wide toe area but normal heel. I ordered the Wide width based on my measurements. The heel slid a little but it's gotten better. I definitely have to wear thinner socks or my little toe presses against the side which is rather uncomfortable after a while. With thin socks these are perfect. In the beginning I wondered if I should have bought the X-Wide, but I worried about the heel area being too big. I have only had these for two weeks, but they are very comfortable overall. I believe once they break in properly, they will be even better. I will be purchasing more soon.
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2.56.19 Kendall Hadden
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Yup I agree, save for tennis shoes, these are the only shoes I can wear. Comfortable fit and feel, classic looking with many many years of walking.
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2.53.19 Paul
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ease of ordering = terrific
delivery = on time
shoe = second pair of Founder: fit like a glove : figuratively and literally; stylish and durable. love'em.
will be back.
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2.53.19 Jay Shapiro
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I’ve only worn them once but so far they are the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn!
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2.53.19 Bob Davis

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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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