The Allen Stitchdown - Stone Waxed Mohawk (618)

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This is our development of a stitchdown build crafted alongside the classic Allen pattern. The upper leather used in this style is the Rambler article from the Charles F. Stead tannery. This article has many rugged features to it including many depths of color along with plenty of natural variation and veining as you can see in the pictures. Mohawk leather has natural textures and break upon flexing of the flesh-side of the hide. This article has a tight fiber structure which makes it appear rugged while being full of waxes and oils from the tanning process. 
 
The primary colors of this upper leather are light grey and brown mixed with a small percentage of darker grey and even black hues. With wear, you can expect these boots to darken a bit. They will darken even more if wax or leather creme/balm is applied. Please note for the upper leather, the lighting in which the boots are unboxed will differ from the lighting in which the boots were photographed. Therefore, different color tones seen in person may be either more or less prominent than those used in any photographs.
Our build focuses on enhanced breath-ability and shock absorption in a more natural way by using leather components. Additional build information along with cutaways can be found under our Craft + Build section.

Leather care

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Have a question before, during or after your purchase? Reach out to us at info@parkhurstbrand.com and we would be happy to assist you.


Construction – Stitchdown with steel shank

Upper – Mohawk leather from the Charles F. Stead tannery

Lining Leather – Vegetable tanned leather

Insole – Vegetable tanned bends leather

Hardware – 5 eyelets, 3 speedhooks all brass

Laces – Rawhide leather

Midsole – Double vegetable tanned leather 

Sole/Heel – Rubber lug

Heel Stack – Vegetable tanned bends leather cut from our insole leather

*Check out what to expect with your boots here: Leather + Care and Craft + Build

Sizing guidance is general in nature as every foot is different, but we have a few ways to help identify the best size for you. Our customers size down into our boots. From typical sneaker sizing, it is usually 1 full size down. For example, if you take a sneaker size 10 across all sneakers you own, you're most likely going to be a 9 in our boots. Medium width and volume will be size 9, wider width and higher volume will be a 9.5 in this example. Sizing discussions are best had prior to order placement.

602 Last 

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 or 10B, then a size 9 in our boots would be our initial suggestion.

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. Lower volume/narrower widths may need to go down a half size.

Allen Edmond's - True to size if D width. Lower volume/narrower widths may need to go down a half size.

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.

602M Last

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.

Parkhurst 602 - True to size. If narrower feet, lower instep, skinny ankles or lower volume feet in general, a half size down may apply.

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 Barrie or Trubalance - True to size.

Allen Edmond's - True to size if D width. Lower volume/narrower widths may need to go down a half size.

Red Wing - True to size.

Thursday Boot - True to size if D width. Lower volume/narrower widths may need to go down a half size.

Nike - Full size down

New Balance - Full size down.

Adidas - Full size down.

618 Last

This is our newest last designed first for our Stitchdown-constructed boots. The 618 draws elements from both the 602 and original 18 lasts while incorporating some new design aspects. It features a bit more tapered heel than the 602, a slight point to the toe and a lower volume than the 602 last. Additionally, the peak width on this last at Brannock is just over a single E, but not touching a double E.

Brannock - Half size down. If you're a 10D Brannock or slightly over a D width, go with size 9.5 in the 618 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 or 10B, then a size 9 in our boots would be our initial suggestion.

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. Lower volume/narrower widths may need to go down a half size.

Allen Edmond's - True to size if D width. Lower volume/narrower widths may need to go down a half size.

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.

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:

Skinny ankles
Low volume feet
Low insteps
Narrow feet
 

Shoes (Bidwell and Bidwell 2.0)

Our customers take either the same size in our shoes as they do in our boots, or sometimes they size down another half size. Sizing down in our shoes is mainly due to their heels being extra narrow, or having narrow and lower volume heels and ankles than normal.

Additional details regarding leather, craft and care for your footwear may be found under these links:

Leather + Care

Craft + Build

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