Alden Shoes has been in business since 1884, and still makes a quality shoe in Middleborough, Massachusetts.
Alden has outlasted other makers by sticking to quality standards, too. Alden uses high-grade leathers, including Horween shell cordovan (you may have called something "tough as leather"? Well shell cordovan is tougher), and a Goodyear welt to construct their shoes. All are made in the U.S.A. by Alden's skilled workers. When you're looking down and admiring the timeless shape of an Alden-lasted shoe on your foot, look back, too.