Our build is focused on natural breath-ability, shock absorption and longevity.  Are our boots the most refined and perfect piece of footwear? No. But we believe in using materials to build them which will conform, endure, perform - and serve a purpose. Our boots are built to be maintained - not disposed of. We create them like this by using a construction method (Goodyear welt) which is easier to work with on repairs along with incorporating components which can be easily replaced over time once worn out.

What is in the boot?

Upper leather - Thick leather hides from Horween, Seidel and C.F. Stead. All weights are a minimum of 5.5/6 ounces for bovine and other articles, kudu however due to the nature of the hide will be right around 5-5.5 ounces. Every upper is hand-lasted with the assistance of the lasting machine for the toebox.

Lining Leather - 1.8-2 oz. vegetable tanned leather. Why? Industry standard weight we have seen for lining leather is typically 1-1.4 oz.

Welt - Vegetable tanned leather made in Massachusetts. Why? Vegetable tanned leather welts tend to hold up the best over time and age well.

Midsole - 7 ounce vegetable tanned bends leather made from outsole grade leather. Much like for our welts, vegetable tanned leather tends to hold up the best over time for this particular type of component.

Outsole - Dainite, Commando, Ridgeway or double leather depending on model.

Heel Base - Vegetable tanned leather.

Heel Toplift - Dainite, Commando, Ridgeway or combo leather.

Insole - 3.5/4mm (roughly between 9 and 10 oz. leather) vegetable tanned bends leather tanned using oak tree bark oils. Why? This type of insole is considered the gold standard of insoles due to its moisture wicking properties, conformity and longevity.

Insole Cavity Filling - Real cork with no fillers, rubbers, plastics, foams or additives. Why? Cork helps conform to your foot the best because it's an all natural substance.

Inlay - Heel pad which uses the same leather weight as the upper leather and cushioning foam.

Toebox - Structured.

Heel Counter - Proprietary thermo-celastic along with 2 pieces of 6 ounce upper leather. Why? While it may not completely eliminate them, this combination helps to reduce blisters and heat friction as well as the amount of time needed for the heel to break in while still offering support over the life of the boot. This particular component is often used in military and law enforcement footwear and has been trusted for years.

Shank - Compressed, high density fiberglass. These shanks can take a beating while still being supportive and have never broke during wear. Why not steel, wood or other materials? Aside from being sturdy and long-lasting, it helps to provide an easier break-in while still offering support. They don't rust or flake like steel, sink like leather or compress and crack like wood.