From Tar Valon Library
Author: Atarah al'Norahn
Alwyn al'Van is the cobbler in Emond's Field. He made the boots that Rand wore out of the Two Rivers. When the shatayan of Fal Dara insists that Rand throw all his old clothes out and get new ones, Rand thinks to himself that his boots that Alwyn made are still good, well broken in and comfortable.
(Reference: The Great Hunt, Chapter 2).