Our new build is focused on natural breath-ability, shock absorption and longevity. Are our boots perfect? 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 6 ounces for bovine and other articles, kudu however due to the nature of the hide will be right around 5-5.5 ounces.
Lining Leather - 1.8-2 oz. vegetable tanned leather.
Welt - Vegetable tanned leather.
Midsole - Vegetable tanned leather made from outsole grade bends leather. Thickness upgraded from original build.
Outsole - Dainite, Commando, Ridgeway or leather depending on model and custom orders when applicable.
Heel Base - Vegetable tanned leather.
Heel Toplift - Dainite, Commando, Ridgeway or combo leather.
Insole - 3/4mm vegetable tanned bends leather tanned using oak tree bark oils. Upgraded leather from original build.
Insole Cavity Filling - Real cork with no fillers, rubbers, plastics or foams.
Inlay - Heel to arch cushioning which uses same weight upper leather and cushioning foam, hand-stitched. Upgraded leather thickness from the original build.
Heel Counter - Unit comprised of a proprietary heat transferring thermo-celastic along with upper leather. Why? While it may not completely eliminate them, this combination helps to reduce blisters as well as the amount of time needed for the heel to break in.
Shank - Compressed, high density fiberglass. Why not steel, wood or other materials? Aside from being sturdy and long-lasting, it helps provide an easier break-in while offering support. They don't rust like steel, sink like leather or compress like wood.