Hubbard Free

Hubbard Free

$195
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Story

We call this shoe the Hubbard Free not because we give them away but because of how they make you feel when wearing them.

These shoes are designed for the active lifestyle. Superb comfort is achieved by the soft upper leathers, the glove-leather linings, the light and springy Vibram soles and the memory-foam cushioned insoles which many consider the best in the shoe industry.

The one-piece vamp (front part of the shoe) means there are no seams in the critical points of contact with your feet. The ankle area is designed with what we call ‘a hidden padded collar’. This creates a very soft point of contact with the ankle without the bulky, padded look of a running shoe.

The performance elements of the Hubbard Free are inspired by athletic shoes, but the look is a classic leather shoe.

Sizing

Our Hubbard Free was designed to give you a generous fit with plenty of room for your toes. 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 Active Outdoor collection, you'll wear the same size in the Free.
*If you already wear a shoe from our Dress Collection these may feel slightly roomier in the toe box.

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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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The shoes are curently in my shoe stretcher because they are not sized correctly....I'll hold judgement until I can wear them.
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8.225.19 Dale Machesic
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Very comfortable. I like the shoe. A pair of rawhide laces was also included. It would’ve been better to have given an extra pair of blue cloth laces.
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6.158.19 Carl
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Love these shoes. Very comfortable and stylish.
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5.127.19 William Votaw
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Another shoe where the heel area was too loose
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5.127.19 Phil Goodsell
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I am thoroughly impressed with the Free. I have a pair in cordovan for casual dress shoes, and I picked up a pair in the wax hide to use as my primary walking shoes on a trip next month. I tried the Fast, but it was too tight around the ball of my foot and in the toe box. The Free is a shoe that is truly built for comfort.
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7.205.19 Jim
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You know the feeling when you see quality with so much crap out there. This is those shoes. The fit is so comfortable The craftsmanship is awesome The soft leather lining. The padded tongue . When was last time you had a shoe with a padded tongue. I will enjoy these shoes on my trip to France walking down the champ de mars.
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7.204.19 Keith
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I bought a pair of the Hubbard Free on line. I love them! I have 4EEE width and these shoes fit better than anything I've ever worn!
And the customer service was better than any I have ever received over the phone! Five stars all around.
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7.203.19 phil collins
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I ordered 2 styles. When they arrived , they were both much “clunkier “ than I thought. Soles are also too thick. they are comfortable
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7.201.19 Jim Watson
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No shoe is perfect.

On balance, these are great shoes. In my opinion the style is great especially if, like I, you need a casual shoe that works with your orthotics (approaching 40 y/o for reference). These really can’t be beat and gets you out of the always-in-sneakers-during-the-weekend grind.

Where they excel: the toe box is very roomy compared with what you’re accustomed to for your width.

Where they could be improved: this extra width in the toes appears to translate to a wider ankle area than expected.

Bottom Line: if you’re like me with a rise on one orthotic, you’re accustomed to some slip around the ankle. If you aren’t you might look at an ankle boot from Samuel Hubbard, which has great options. If you already own dress shoes from SH, expect these to “feel” a half-size too big. They are actually smaller judging by the fit of my orthotic, but they feel that way because of the (fantastic) room in the toe box and the (somewhat awkward) ankle. If SH can balance the two, it would have a home run.
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7.194.19 J.D. Dickerson
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The shoes are high quality but the style is just so dated. I'll be returning them. Sorry.
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10.279.19 John Lybarger

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Product Questions

How wide is your wide width in this shoe? 06.01.18
Hi there! Our Wide width is the equivalent to an EE and our Medium width is the equivalent to a D.
How wide is the xtra-wide 10.24.18
Thank you for your inquiry. Our extra wide is a 4E width.
Are these shoes no slip for restaurant workers? 06.14.18
Unfortunately, our shoes are not rated for slip resistance, and don't have the proper micro-channel tread needed for slip resistance on wet or greasy surfaces. So, though we cannot in good conscience recommend these for service industry work, we can definitely say that our shoes are great for around town, casual comfort. Keep us in mind when you're looking for your next favorite shoe.
Are any of your shoes available in size 15EE? Rockport 15 wide is what I have now. Fit is good. Ray 06.26.18
Hello. Thank you for your inquiry. At this time we do not offer any styles in a 15EE. We recently started offering a size 15 in select styles and colors, however, in a D width only. The Hubbard Free is made on a wider shoe last than our dress shoes. You certainly could give them a try and return if they don't work well for you. We offer free returns. We offer the Hubbard Free in size 15D in brown nubuck and navy nubuck.
What is the weight of this shoe? 07.11.18
Thank you for your inquiry. Each shoe weighs less than one pound - an average of 13oz - 15oz. They are 30% lighter than most shoes and oh so comfortable!
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