The Allen - Dark Chocolate Waxed Commander
Boot and Leather
This boot is a continuation of our dark chocolate series from when Parkhurst first launched and features waxed commander leather from the C.F. Stead tannery.
A rugged 5.5/6 ounce, 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. As you put this boot through the ringer, dark brown undertones will start to show through to the surface. 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 virtually waterproof barrier between the elements and your foot.
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Construction – Goodyear welted with natural cork and shank
Upper – 6 ounce waxed commander leather from C.F Stead
Inlay/Insole – Leather + hand-sewn leather heel to arch cushioning system
Hardware – 4 eyelets, 3 speedhooks
Laces – Braided round waxed cotton
Welt – Vegetable tanned leather
Midsole – Vegetable tanned leather
Sole/Heel - Dainite
Our general rule of thumb is to go down a half size from your typical sneaker or casual shoe size. If you are a 10D on the Brannock device, we suggest ordering a 9.5 in our boots. If you are a 10E on the Brannock device or are looking for just a bit of extra room without sacrificing overall fit, we suggest ordering a size 10. It is best to try on and wear our boots for the first few wears with dress or thin socks in order to get the best fit, feel and break-in for the boot.
Our last tends to run close to a single E width, which can translate to running one-half to in some cases depending on preference, 1 full size larger than your average sneaker size. This also equates to about one-half size larger than your typical Brannock measurement for D widths.
Sizing can be particular for each individual and we are more than happy to help you determine the correct size in our boots. If you have any questions regarding sizing please contact us prior to purchasing at email@example.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.
Boots made with Dainite soles and C.F. Stead leather are ordered through American distributors in the Mid-West and Eastern coast to help support the supply chain.