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Freedom First

Freedom First

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Highlights
  • From the vamp to the outsole and everything in between, every component of our women's shoes has been designed specifically for the female foot.
  • Featuring chrome-free European leathers inside and out.
  • Anatomically-contoured last and outsole cradle the foot from toe to heel. Buttery-soft glove leather upper and sock linings for comfort and breathability.
  • Carbosan® foam insole for amazing underfoot comfort and high energy-return, with antimicrobial and antifungal properties for superior odor absorption.
  • Carbosan® integrated into the lining for seamless arch support.
  • Dual-layer laminated insole board for lateral stability in the heel and flexibility in the forepart.
  • Designed in Mill Valley, CA. Handcrafted in Portugal.
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Our Freedom First offers a classic ballerina flat fit, true to size.

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Story

Freedom First offers a fresh take on the loafer. Practicing a unique two-step Italian construction known as "sacchetto," our skilled shoemakers create a silky smooth lining that caresses your foot. It's unlike any traditional shoe you've ever worn. With exquisite leathers from Europe and Hubbard styling details, you'll find yourself slipping on this shoe before any others. Maybe that's why we called it Freedom First.

Our Freedom collection gives you the freedom of movement, the freedom of comfort, the freedom of style. With the First Amendment on every sole, it also reminds us of our most important freedoms. We've partnered with News Literacy Project to bring instructional materials to middle and high school classrooms that help teach kids how to be critical consumers of news. For every pair purchased from samuelhubbard.com, $20 will be donated to NLP to fund materials for a classroom.

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Since I usually wear an 11 1/2, I was worried that these shoes would not fit. They were just perfect. I wish the blue was a little less dark, but they will work for me. I got nothing but compliments on them. I was able to wear them without any problems on a day with a LOT of walking on cement floors. They were great.
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Very comfortable from the start with excellent arch support. Bought taupe which, in reality, does not really match the color shown on the website. Really like the shoes and glad I have them.
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Love these shoes. They fit perfectly and would love to have the same insoles for my short suede boots tht I’ve had for the past year. They keep my arch supported and tilt my foot to the outside..just terrific❤️
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Very comfortable, excellent arch support. Fairly plain design, but will be versatile. The taupe suede gives a more unusual color. I have other SH shoes and have enjoyed them all.
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The catalog photo does not do justice to this shoe! I was delighted to find the suede a richer navy and overall better looking. The moment I slipped them on my feet, I knew we were going to become great friends. They fit a smidge bigger than my size, which worked out perfectly because I plan to wear them with socks (or the invisible smart socks). I took them out of the box and went on a long walk with my dog and there was no looking back! I wish I could afford them in every color. They even look great on my feet. I am very pleased with the quality of my purchase.
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I ordered a pair of Freedom First in navy suede based on two rave reviews and well-written, nicely illustrated information in the Samuel Hubbard catalog. I found the actual shoes to be a disappointment for me. One shoe had a rough inside seam in one small spot, which would have caused discomfort had I kept the shoes. The suede did not seem of the quality it should have been based on the price. The arch support seemed overly aggressive in terms of forcing my feet to the outer side. The interior sole seemed very narrow. The interior leather was soft, the color was nice, and the style was an appealing loafer design, but at the price of $225, a shoe needs to be perfect for me, and this shoe was not perfect for me. I tried a Samuel Hubbard shoe once before and did not like the fit or the style, so I have to conclude that this brand of shoes will not work for me, although it may indeed work fine for other people. I returned the shoes for a refund. I wanted them to work out, but they did not work out for me.
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These shoes are as noted in the title. The arch support is the best I have encountered in any shoes that I own. I only wish that they had a teeny bit more style, as they are very plain. I needed a slip on navy shoe for fall and winter but didn’t want one with a white or light colored sole. I am happy with the purchase and am considering buying a black pair.
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Great quality again from Sam Hubbard. This is my fifth pair and I love them all.
Looks great with all styles of clothing, dressy or casual.
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