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 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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I first ordered this shoe in a wide thinking the toe box would be a more comfortable fit. However, that was too wide overall. Returned and requested a medium. PERFECT.
This is my fourth pair of Samuel Hubbards. As you can see, I love them.
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6.179.19 Gary Butts
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Ordered less expensive shoe but returned with no problem and now very happy with the Founder. Thanks for all your good customer service.
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6.175.19 Edward Ayala
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i had received the Samuel Hubbard catalog for awhile, but wasn't really looking for new shoes until I visited a Nordstroms in San Diego while on a business trip. That's when I realized that these shoes were the perfect show for my biotech business casual wardrobe. Comfortable right out of the box and stylish enough to look grown up (no square bicycle toes, cheap pleather uppers or white velco old man shoes here... but as comfortable as a running shoe. I have several pairs of high end English, Italian and American bench-made dress shoes, but I keep coming back to these Hubbards for day to day wear. I like them so much that I bought one in black and one in brown. That should do for now, but I'll probably look into another pair in the future.
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6.173.19 Hemanth Shenoi
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Excellent shoe, wide enough to wear metatarsal pad. Very comfortable.
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6.168.19 Lawrence

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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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