The Niagara - Light Brown Waxy Commander (602M last)

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Boot and Leather

Our first ever moc-toe style of boot - The Niagara. Using a waxy commander article of leather from the famous C.F. Stead tannery, this leather is part of the tannery's waterproof line of leathers and will offer great resistance to the elements.


Last - 602M

Aimed at balance with a focus on more natural support, this last is the modified (M) version of our 602 last. The modifications include a small addition of width in the pinky toe area along with a slight addition of depth in the vamp and toebox.

Sizing

Sizing guidance is based primarily off of Brannock measurement. If you are a D width we suggest going down a half size from your Brannock measurement. If you are a single E width, we suggest going with your Brannock size. If you are between a D or C width, we suggest going down a full size from Brannock.

If you would prefer to size based off of your typical sneaker size, we suggest going down a half size to start. Additional information regarding in depth sizing guidance can be found under our FAQ section here.

Build

Our build focuses on enhanced breath-ability and shock absorption in a more natural way by using more vegetable tanned leather components. These components include the below:

- Vegetable tanned bends leather insole, midsole, welt, heel counters, heel stack

- Steel shank + cork filler

- 360 degree Goodyear welt construction

- Itshide Commando lugged sole + heel toplift


Leather care

Click here to find out how this leather should be treated.

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 – Goodyear welted with natural cork and steel shank

Upper – Waxy Commander leather from C.F. Stead

Lining Leather – Vegetable tanned calfskin

Insole – Vegetable tanned bends leather

Hardware – 5 eyelets, 3 speedhooks all brass

Laces – Flat waxed + round waxed

Welt – Vegetable tanned leather 

Midsole – Vegetable tanned leather 

Sole/Heel – Commando

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

602 Last 

This last which 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 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 can 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.

602M Last

This last is used for Chelsea and moc toe boots in order to support the traditionally narrower patterns for them. The difference between the two is the 602M last has a touch more depth in the toebox and width in the pinky toe area by about 1mm.

Sizing for this and the 602 last has been consistent between D and up to single E width as measured on Brannock. So if you take a size 9 in the 602 last and are a D/E width, we would suggest a size 9 in the 602M last. If you take a size 9 in the 602 last and are a true D or D/C width, we suggest going down a half size into the 602M last, so in this case, a size 8.5 would be recommended. General size translations are below:

Brannock - Half size down, full size if narrower, lower volume foot.

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

Red Wing - True to size

Nike - Full size down

New Balance - Full size down

Adidas - Full size down

Women’s 602

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

*If after reading these differences between these lasts you feel you might be in between sizes, feel free to reach out via email and we would be happy to help you identify the best size for you. Naturally we understand there are those who may fall between the cracks of sizing guidance as every foot type is different.

We believe in making our footwear with manufacturers who create the best quality boots and components we can find, while keeping in mind production sustainability and environmental impact. Globalizing our supply chain has allowed us to use better quality components such as steel shanks and different vegetable tanned leathers while incorporating products made in the US as well. We are grateful to work with some of the best factories and components manufacturers in the industry to help make our boots and produce needed components to our specifications. Working with both suppliers and manufacturers in the USA, and now Spain, has helped us produce the best boot we have made so far.

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