The Allen - Nighthawk

$338

Boot and Leather

Typically a pre-order only boot, a few more pairs were ran through production on the previous run and are now in stock/ready to ship. Only the listed sizes remain as stock items.

Featuring a blue/grey kudu leather from the world famous C.F. Stead tannery, this Allen boot will make a great addition to your collection. Genuine vegetable tanned kudu leather is finished during the last step of the tanning process with a slight chrome tan to lock in the oils and waxes providing a supple, yet strong leather with great pull-up. 

Sizing

This boot was built on the 18 last which usually translates into going a half size down from Brannock sizing if you're a standard (D) width foot. If you're between a standard (D) width and slightly wider forefoot, we suggest going with your Brannock size.


New Build

The new build focuses on enhanced breath-ability and shock absorption in a more natural way. The below are features/changes made for this model as well as others coming out:

1. Full weight, unlined kudu leather with a suede backside finish.

2. Vegetable tanned bends leather insoles - considered to be the gold standard of insoles due to their moisture wicking properties, ease of use and longevity.

3. Thicker bends leather, outsole-grade, midsoles for enhanced natural shock absorption.

4. Semi-gusset tongue.


No. 18 Last (Original)

This last runs between a D and single E width with a slight almond shaped toe. Our general rule of thumb is to go down a half size from your typical sneaker size. So for example, if you wear a size 10.5 in sneakers, we would suggest a size 10 in our boots. We recommend trying your boots on/wearing them with a thin sock or dress sock to get an accurate idea of feel. If you wear a single E wide width or prefer a bit of extra room in your footwear, we would suggest ordering your Brannock size in this last. Our last will generally not accommodate EE or EEE widths and higher as measured on a Brannock device.

Brand size comparison examples:

Brannock - Half size down to true to size. If you have a wider forefoot but not quite a single E width, go with your Brannock size. If you are a standard/D width, go a half size down from Brannock. 

Viberg 2030 - Half size up if D/standard width.

Red Wing No. 8 Last - Half size up.

Allen Edmond's Boots - True to size.

Alden Barrie - Generally one half size up. 

Nike - Half size down.

New Balance - Half size down.

Adidas - Half size down.

Reebok - Half size down.

More sizing information on this last can be found via this video link.

No. 602 Last (New)

This is the newer Parkhurst last. Its features include a rounder, more voluminous toebox along with a tapered arch and heel. Opening up into a single E width in the forefoot and toebox, there will be a decent amount of breathing room and additional flexibility to wear the socks of your preference. A higher instep angle will also help to accommodate those looking for additional vertical room. 

Brand size comparison examples:

Brannock - Half size down. If you're a 10D Brannock or between a D and E width, go with size 9.5 in the 602 last. If you measure a single E width, we suggest going with your Brannock size.

Alden Barrie - True to size.

Red Wing No. 8 - True to size.

Wolverine - True to size.

Sizing can be particular for each individual and we are more than happy to help you determine the correct size in our boots by emailing info@parkhurstbrand.com. We can also assist in identifying the right size for you based off of what you wear in other brands of footwear.

We believe in making our footwear in the U.S. to help revive the American manufacturing industry. The materials used to make this boot came from the below states:

Wisconsin, Ohio, Illinois, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.

We love using Dainite soles and C.F. Stead leather - and will continue to do so in the future. Since these are not manufactured directly here they are ordered through American distributors in the Mid-West and Eastern coast to help support the supply chain both in the industry and the U.S.A.

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