We firmly believe in taking our time when planning Special Make Ups with our brand partners. This means a painstaking amount of thought and research goes into every single design we submit to Alden. Because of the amount of time we put into SMUs and the high-volume demands challenging Alden's small-batch production methods, it has taken over a year of planning to get our 5th collab boot--and to nearly coincide with our 5th year anniversary coming up in November!
The Pike is named for the famous historic Pike district located right down the bluff from SOP. In its heyday, it was knows as "the walk of a thousand lights," complete with amusement rides, arcades, live theater, and a dense collection of tattoo shops supported by sailors on leave due to its close proximity to the long-gone naval shipyard. Think Boardwalk Empire on a larger scale in The Pike's glory days.
The Pike has experienced a lot of ups and downs, and, even in the six years we've lived here, we've seen it transform, yet again, from a ghost town of empty retail spaces into a booming shopping/ tourist district. During this time of intense revitalization in our city, it feels like the right time to honor the past meets present in our own way.
-Made from Brown Chromexcel leather from Horween
-Alden's Goodyear Wedge outsole in Sand
-Plain Toe with 5-eyelet, 4-hook closure
-Tonal stitching on uppers, tonal hardware, tonal laces and brown piping
-Goodyear Welt Construction with white contrast stitching on natural welt
-379x Military Last featuring narrow heel, narrow through the waist of boot with lower instep & vamp, and wide toe box.
-This boot last falls somewhere between the Barrie and TruBalance in terms of width, toe shape, length and overall fit
This style runs large. We recommend sizing down 1/2 from your average sneaker size (or choosing your normal TruBalance or Barrie Last size)
Made in Middleborough, Massachusetts