Produced in: Middleborough, Mass.
Known for: The "Indy" boot
When Alden first set down its roots in the 19th century, New England was a shoe-making powerhouse. Now, Alden's one of the last standing simply because it hasn't stopped creating footwear that tops almost everything else out there. Plus, their famous "Indy" boot helped one of America's most awesome heroes kick Nazi ass.