The Spaulding - Natural Chromexcel (18 Last)
Boot and Leather
Introducing the newest style to enter the Parkhurst collection - the rugged wingtip boot. This boot was crafted with a wingtip pattern featuring brogue designs on the vamp, toe and going up around the ankle. A straight, single back stay heel is at the end of this brogue pattern.
Taking twice as long to stitch and using 1.5 times as much leather as a typical Delaware boot, the Spaulding requires much time and attention when crafting.
Natural Chromexcel is an oil-tanned leather from the famous Horween tannery in Chicago. Some consider this to be a staple leather to have as part of their boot collection because aside from it being a great "in-between" brown color, it ages with plenty of character. Natural-colored leather, Chromexcel in particular, will typically have varying pull-up as you can see in the pictures but they are always blended in with the pattern cut.
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.
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Construction – Goodyear welted with natural cork and shank
Upper – Natural Chromexcel from Horween
Insole/Inly – Hand-sewn leather + heel to arch cushioning
Hardware – 4 eyelets, 3 speedhooks
Laces – Round waxed cotton
Welt – Vegetable tanned leather
Midsole – Vegetable tanned leather
Sole/Heel – Dainite Rubber
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 which has a slightly lower volume to provide a more comfortably snug fit and to help prevent heel slip while maintaining a rounded forefoot. Its features include a rounder, more laterally voluminous, yet low profile toebox along with a tapered arch and a 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 will 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.
Parkhurst No. 18 - True to size.
Alden Barrie and Trubalance - True to size if D width. Some customers go a half size up from this last into the 602 last if they are looking for a bit more space or have a wider forefoot.
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.
Nike - Half size down if D width.
Adidas - Half size down if D width.
New Balance - Half size down if D width.
Sizing can sometimes be particular for each individual and we are more than happy to help you determine the correct size in our boots by emailing 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.
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.