The Katz family founder of the Samuel Hubbard Shoe Company traveled the world ending their search in Europe to craft their ideal cocktail for a perfect walking shoe. Meanwhile, I have been walking around Eastern European cities in the Samuel Hubbard Free Plain Toe Oxford Shoes. The cobblestone streets, leafy green parks, and bumping bars and clubs of Budapest, Belgrade, and Warsaw are just a few of the cities I have worn my pair of the tan waxhide leather Hubbard Free plain toe oxford shoes. You can find them on Amazon and directly through their website.Are the Samuel Hubbard shoes comfortable and how do the Samuel Hubbard Shoes feel after walking in them for some days or even years?
How I Took My Samuel Hubbard Shoes to Budapest
My pair of Samuel Hubbard shoes lined with comfortable leather linings waited for me my rented AirBNB apartment just in time to walk, bike, and drink my way around the warmer spring weather of Budapest, Hungary. Just as advertised, opening the box and lacing up my pair of Samuel Hubbard shoes felt like following a tradition with historic packaging that made me feel as if I were joining a new family.
As told on the website and shoe box by Bruce R. Katz, CEO of Samuel Hubbard Shoe,
“We are offering shoes of the very highest quality using the finest leathers from around the world. Fit and comfort are paramount in our designs and we have returned to Europe to work with some of the finest shoemakers in the world. As the third and fourth generation of a shoemaking family, we follow in the tradition of producing shoes that people love.
In Samuel Hubbard shoes we make no compromises in comfort and craftsmanship. When there is a better method, we do it that way. When there is better leather or material, we use that. In presenting each new and innovative design, we honor our past and what we have learned over the past 85 years.”
I chose this pair of shoes because of the versatility. They are designed for walking around city’s and dressy enough to wear out at night–an ideal shoe to travel with. I know this because I comfortably climbed to the top of one of Budapest’s famous church’s overlooking the city and partied with them in the famous ruin bars at night.
The Samuel Hubbard Run-Down
You know how I use them and the story behind Samuel Hubbard shoes. But what makes them unique?
The Technical Details
The Samuel Hubbard Free shoes use soft upper leathers, glove-leather linings, Vibram soles, and the memory-foam cushioned insoles.
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 ‘a hidden padded collar’. This creates a very soft point of contact with the ankle without the bulky padding look of a running shoe.
Where to Purchase
Price: $210 plus shipping
I received a complimentary pair of Samuel Hubbard shoes for review, but the views expressed here are solely mine, not Samuel Hubbard Shoe Company’s.