The Allen - Dark Chocolate Waxy Commander
*Limited sizes available. Re-stock taking place in Spring 2021. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put onto the wait list for your size, thank you.
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 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 waterproof barrier between the elements and your foot.
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.
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.
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Have a question before, during or after your purchase? Reach out to us at email@example.com and we would be happy to assist you.
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
The current Parkhurst 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 fit. 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. Our last will generally not accommodate EE or EEE widths and higher as measured on a Brannock device, however our customers wearing the aforementioned widths tend to take their typical sneaker size or go a half size up from Brannock as not much more length is added when doing so.
Brand size comparison examples:
Viberg 2030 - Half size up if D/standard width.
Red Wing No. 8 Last - Half size up.
Allen Edmond's Boots - TTS.
Alden Barrie - Generally one half size up.
Nike - Half size down.
New Balance - Half size down.
Adidas - Half size down.
Reebok - Half size down.
If you are a 10D on the Brannock device and a true D/standard width, we suggest ordering a 9.5 in our boots. Those who are on the border of a 10D/10E Brannock or who are looking for an extra bit of room in the toebox should order their Brannock size. In this example, size 10.
More sizing information can be found via this video link.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.