The Niagara - Veg Re-tan
Construction – Goodyear welted with natural cork and steel shank
Upper – Full grain vegetable re-tan leather
Lining Leather – Vegetable tanned calfskin
Insole – Vegetable tanned bends leather
Hardware – 5 eyelets, 3 speedhooks all brass
Laces – Round waxed
Welt – Vegetable tanned leather
Midsole – Vegetable tanned leather
Sole/Heel – Rubber studded
Heel Stack – Vegetable tanned bends leather cut from our insole leather
Our lasts run big. Therefore, we suggest in general sizing down from your typical sneaker or casual shoe size. All general sizing advice and general sizing translations are based off of a D/Standard width and volume. Naturally we understand there are those who may fall between the cracks of general sizing guidance as every foot type is different. If you need help with sizing, feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any footwear sizing information you currently have, and we can help identify the best size for you in Parkhurst boots.
This last has a slightly lower volume to provide a more comfortably snug fit and to help prevent heel slip while maintaining a rounder forefoot. Its features include a single E width toebox as measured on the Brannock, along with a tapered arch and snug heel. The instep on this last is more contoured to the natural shape of your instep angle. The taper in the arch and heel can help provide a more natural, mild arch support.
Size comparison examples from current customers going off of a D/standard width:
Brannock - Half size down. If you're a 10D Brannock or slightly over a D width, go with size 9.5 in the 602 last. If you measure a single E width, more towards a single E width or prefer a slight bit of extra room without a drastic length increase, we suggest going with your Brannock size. In this example, a size 10. If you are a narrow width or low volume foot, we suggest going a full size down from your Brannock measurement. So if you are a size 10C, then a size 9 in our boots would fit best.
Alden Barrie and Trubalance - True to size if D width.
Red Wing No. 8 - True to size if D width.
Thursday Boot - True to size if D width.
Allen Edmond's - True to size if D width, half size down may apply.
Nike - Full size down if standard/medium width, half size down if width is slightly wider.
Adidas - Full size down if standard/medium width, half size down if width is slightly wider.
New Balance - Full size down if standard/medium width, half size down if width is slightly wider.
This last is primarily used for Chelsea and moc toe boots in order to support the traditionally narrower patterns for them. However we will be integrating it more into Allen and Richmond production shortly. The difference between the two lasts is the 602M last has a touch more depth in the toebox and width in the pinky toe area by about 1mm. Therefore, you may find there to be a slight addition of room in the toebox in this last which should help accommodate a wider small toe or thicker socks, for example.
Sizing for this and the 602 last has been consistent. General size translations are below:
Brannock - Half size down if D/regular width and volume, full size if narrower, lower volume foot. For example, if you are a size 10C on the Brannock, then a size 9 in our boots would fit best.
Wide Width's - Take your normal wide width numerical size for E and EE. EEE will not fit.
Alden Trubalance - True to size
Alden Barrie - True to size
Allen Edmond's - Half size down
Red Wing - True to size
Nike - Full size down
New Balance - Full size down
Adidas - Full size down
Wide Width - 602 Last
We suggest taking your normal wide width size in welted footwear. If you are going off of your Brannock size, we suggest going down a half size. For example, if you measure a 10EE on the Bannock, we suggest ordering a size 9.5EE in our boots. Single E widths are typically accommodated by our regular 602 last since the toebox at its peak is a single E as measured on the Brannock.
General Sizing Note
If you have any of the below foot/ankle characteristics, you may need to size down a half size from boot brands such as the ones we mention as comparable:
We have found that taking your typical women’s size in boots to be a quite true to size for our 602 last. For some, this may translate into a half size down from your typical sneaker size. For others with narrow or low volume feet, this may translate into a full size down from sneaker size. Some brand sizing translation examples can be found below:
Adidas – Half size down
Nike – Half size down
Converse – True to size, half size up if wide or high-volume foot
Red Wing – True to size
Frye – True to size
Tory Burch – True to size
Timberland – True to size
We believe in building our footwear with manufacturers who create the best quality boots and components we can find, while keeping in mind production sustainability and environmental impact. At this moment, almost half of our production is completed from solar panel-generated electricity used to run the machines which help make our boots.
Our supply chains in both the US and Spain have allowed us to use better quality components such as steel shanks and different vegetable tanned leathers, while incorporating components made in the US as well. We are grateful to work with some of the best factories and component manufacturers/suppliers in the industry to help make our boots up to quality specifications desired by our customers. Working with both suppliers and manufacturers in the USA and Spain has helped us to produce the best boot we have made since Parkhurst was started at the end of 2018.