The Allen - Dark Chocolate Waxy Commander (602 Last)

$318

Boot and Leather

This boot is a continuation of our dark chocolate series from when Parkhurst first launched and features a waterproof waxy commander leather from the C.F. Stead tannery.

A rugged shrunken fiber leather is combined with a world-renowned tanning and waxing process. Simply put, this leather is meant to take a beating and will immediately have a distressed, yet refined look to it with the help of the new 602 last.

As this boot gets more wear, dark brown undertones will start to show through to the surface and wax will begin to wear and even out. As opposed to traditional waxed flesh or waxed finish leathers, which are typically waxed on the surface only, commander leather has wax both in the tannage and on the surface, creating a waterproof barrier between the elements and your foot. 

*Don't see your size? Email info@parkhurstbrand.com to be added to the wait list for the next re-stock.

Last - 602

The new last is aimed towards balance, flexibility and comfort. The 602 provides the below features:

1. Tapered heel and arch.

2. E width at the forefoot and into a rounder toebox which also helps with pronation.

3. Contoured to provide a comfortably snug fit.

Sizing and Fit

If for example you measure a 10D or are between a D and E width on the Brannock, we suggest sizing down to a 9.5 in this last. If you are an E or slightly above a single E width or would like extra room, a size 10 in this example would be recommended. If you are between D and E widths and want to make sure you have some extra space, we suggest going with your Brannock size.

If you sized down a half size from Brannock into the No. 18 last, we suggest taking your same size in the 602 last. If your No. 18 last is a size 10 then we suggest a size 10 in the 602 last.


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. Thicker, unlined upper leathers - 5.5/6 oz. and 2/3 gusset tongue.

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.

Leather care

Click here to find out how this leather should be treated.

Have a question before, during or after your purchase? Reach out to us at info@parkhurstbrand.com and we would be happy to assist you.

Construction – Goodyear welted with natural cork and shank

Upper – Waxed commander leather from C.F Stead

Insole – Vegetable tanned bends leather

Hardware – 4 eyelets, 3 speedhooks

Laces – Braided round waxed cotton

Welt – Vegetable tanned leather 

Midsole – Vegetable tanned leather 

Sole/Heel - Dainite

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. However do note that just because these widths are labeled on a size from a brand as EE or EEE, it does not mean that the actual Brannock measurement is a EE or EEE as sometimes wide is abbreviated as EE or EEE.

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.

Parkhurst No. 18 - True to 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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