Thank you for your patience as we work to re-stock and continue development of new styles this Summer. In stock items will continue to ship as usual. Thank you again for your patience and continued support.
Factory Seconds and Samples
Factory seconds and samples are pairs of boots that have been created as prototypes, for displays, pictures, or with minor flaws from production which put them just underneath the benchmark for first quality. We are happy to offer these boots and pass along some savings to our customers. These are offered once per each style's production run so once they are sold they are not replaced with another second of the same style.
For factory seconds, minor flaws are purely aesthetic and build quality is never sacrificed. During the 180+ manual steps of construction, sometimes any of the following examples of events can occur:
1. The sole stitching machine rips the shoe out from underneath and the thread appears crooked.
2. The sewing machine jams in the beginning, middle or end of sewing a quarter and produces a stitch line outside of pattern tolerance.
3. Deviation of leather scarring is more plentiful on one pair than another.
While none of these impact the performance or quality of the boots built, and most of the factory second's flaws aren't immediately noticeable, we do monitor instances such as these and ensure to mark the boots as factory seconds on our website should we come across them. With so many manual steps involved in creating a single pair of boots, sometimes imperfections can occur. For every 100 pairs of boots that go out, we get about 5-10 pairs of these which come out as described.