Hubbard Free

Hubbard Free

$225
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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

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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Size your feet on our printable Brannock chart.

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.

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The Hubbard Free is the most comfortable show I have ever worn for standing and walking during my 10 hour work day. The toe box is a little wider than your more stylish models (many of which I also own and love). I only wish that you hadn’t cut back on the number of colors available. I miss the olive green with gray soles that mates well with a pair of khakis.
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9.258.18
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Comfortable with their insole but I have to wear orthotics, to do this I needed to remove the insole. In doing so, I found the shoe sole to be very hard which does not work for my poor feet.
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9.257.18
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I don't do reviews much but I thought I really should take time to give a shout out to the Samuel Hubbard team. My wife actually dresses me these days - she has much better style sense. Anyway she bought these shoes for me for my birthday from Samuel Hubbard. I now call them my Blue Suede shoes (from the Free line) She got another pair for me to wear to church from the Traveller line - everyone comments on them - really love them too. Recently I tried to get some myself but I should've let my wife do it. I chose some that she didn't quite like and it turns out as much as I would've loved to have them - they hurt the top of my feet (must have a high instep - should've listened to her)

So here's the shout out to the customer service team - especially Daniella. She took the shoes back with no problem. My wife picked another pair - got them - too tight. I called Daniella - she immediately said to send them back and sent me another return label. While I was in process of sending the shoes back - I received another pair that my wife chose from the Free selection. (really love those) Anyway - there's a reason the Hubbard company is so successful. It begins with an amazing product - coupled with customer service that is second to none. Thanks Daniella - you made doing business with your company an exceptional experience.
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12.342.18
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Something happened when I turned 50. Suddenly my ski boots that were comfy all of sudden brought intense nerve pain. Eventually that carried over to my shoes. Now the only shoe that does not bring me pain are Birkenstocks - but have no business or casual use. Until my latest shipment of Samuel Hubbards arrived - I opened the box and thought there too small and likely won't fit. Wow was I wrong.

These were like sliding into a fully broken in shoe. No pinch, no pain, yes!, finally the shoe fits and to continue the story "wear it".
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4.98.18
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As the title suggests, this review is about cost. In the past I have tried to save money on lesser brands and seldom, read never, found any shoe as comfortable as the Hubbard Free. The cheaper shoes simply don't last long either. They may not look worn out, but the cushioning definitely breaks down and no longer does its job. Also, the Hubbards exude quality-and people notice that. So spending money on lesser shoes that don't last as long is penny wise and dollar foolish. So go for it, get the good shoes! It makes financial sense too.
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I own three pairs of these shoes in the original bright blue, the taxi yellow, and the green suede. I love the fit but also the colors. I am very sad to see that you have moved away from the wild and fun colors. BRING THEM BACK!
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3.67.18
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Shoe is supposed to be a wide but fits like a medium width. I had to return them.
Also material and construction is that od a shoe that costs half as much. I didn't think they were worth the money. The soft feeling comes from a padded insert.
The toe box is not roomy as advertised and not as roomy as other brands (Orthofeet, Rockport, to mention a few. My middle toe makes a VISABLE BULDGE IN THE TOP OF THE SHOE...VERY DISAPPOINTED
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2.39.18
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After 3 days of regular ware, the initial impression is very good. I need shoes that I can walk and stand in for the better part of the day and Hubbard Free looks like it will meet the challenge, but the proof will be after several weeks of various walking and standing experiences. If they stay as comfortable or become even more comfortable as they wear in, I will be very happy. There is no question that the care in manufacture and the glove soft, seamless interior is outstanding and goes a long way to justify the cost.
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I've worn Cole Haan, Johnston & Murphy, Clark, Rockport, etc... and these are the best shoes I've ever owned. No break in necessary. I've only had them one week so I can't say how long they will last on these concrete floors I teach Biology on but they're great now.
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The Hubbard Free shoe has been extremely comfy, my very large feet having grown larger as I have grown older. The wide rounded toe cap takes a bit of getting used to visually, but eventually the “new” aesthetic too becomes comfy.
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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.
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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