Edgetrim describes the finish applied to the sides of the sole on a particular make-up. Traditionally, Alden has applied dark edgetrim to darker shoes and a translucent “antiqued” edge to its shoes in lighter leathers. An antiqued edge allows the layers of leather that make up the sole to show, giving it a stacked effect. Lately we’ve been seeing shoes crop up using an antiqued edge on darker shoes and the results are beautiful. An antique edgetrim can give a shoe a whole new personality, adding dimension, warmth and a bit of nonchalance.
These next photos show the difference between the exact same shoe with a dark edgetrim and an antiqued edgetrim.