Aldo shoes, boots and handbags have a deservedly sophisticated presence on the High Street, since its styles are designed and made to the highest quality by people who clearly know and love shoes. It is virtually impossible to pass by an Aldo shop without popping in for a look, nor to find at least ten pairs of beautifully crafted shoes you want to take home at once.
Aldo has been in business as a purveyor of fine and very fashionale men’s and women’s shoes since 1972. Established by Aldo Bensadoun, a Frenchman who had relocated to Montreal, Canada, Aldo started out as a series of small concessions within larger department stores. In 1980, however, its global expansion began and independent Aldo stores – now such a familiar sight on the world’s trendiest shopping streets – started to appear across Canada, with stores arriving in the United States and the United Kingdom in 1993 and 2002 respectively. The company is now in the process of expanding into numerous countries all around the world.
The Aldo vision is to supply the public with the best-made and most desirable shoes, accessories and other leather-based goods. Its representatives scour the world for the latest trends and designs, aiming to be the first on the scene with high-quality finished products. In comparison to many other brands, moreover, Aldo’s prices tend to be accessible rather than prohibitive, meaning that their shoes truly are for everybody who loves quality design and footwear.
Aldo’s range of shoes for men and women is divided into casual shoes, dress shoes, casual boots and dress boots. For men, the range of casual boots is particularly exciting, with a wide collection of styles, mainly in brown or black leather, from pointed cowboy-style boots to more rounded designs. The men’s casual shoes are mainly of the smart trainer variety, while dress shoes come as lace-ups or as moccasins.
There is a wider selection of styles for women, which tends to be the case with the majority of shoe designers as there is simply more freedom of design with women’s shoes. The casual shoes span trainer styles and ‘smart-cas’ office footwear and the casual boots will appeal to those who like chunky heels, while the dress shoes and boots are very glamorous indeed.
Aldo shoes are available in the ever-increasing number of stores across the UK and North America. Just browsing the shops is a pleasure in itself, but it is doubtful that you will leave empty-handed.