The Allen - Dark Chocolate Waxy Commander
*Limited sizes available. Re-stock taking place in Spring 2021. Please email email@example.com to be placed onto the wait list for your size, thank you.
Boot and Leather
This boot is a continuation of our dark chocolate series from when Parkhurst first launched and features a waterproof waxy commander leather from the C.F. Stead tannery.
A rugged 5.5/6 ounce, shrunken fiber leather is combined with a world-renowned tanning and waxing process. Simply put, this leather is meant to take a beating and will immediately have a distressed, yet refined look to it.
As you put this boot through the ringer, dark brown undertones will start to show through to the surface. As opposed to traditional waxed flesh or waxed finish leathers, which are typically waxed on the surface only, commander leather has wax both in the tannage and on the surface, creating a waterproof barrier between the elements and your foot.
This boot was built on the 18 last which usually translates into going a half size down from Brannock sizing if you're a standard (D) width foot. If you're between a standard (D) width and slightly wider forefoot, we suggest going with your Brannock size.
The new build focuses on enhanced breath-ability and shock absorption in a more natural way. The below are features/changes made for this model as well as others coming out:
1. Thicker, unlined upper leathers - 5.5/6 oz.
2. Vegetable tanned bends leather insoles - considered to be the gold standard of insoles due to their moisture wicking properties, ease of use and longevity.
3. Thicker bends leather, outsole-grade midsoles for enhanced natural shock absorption.
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Have a question before, during or after your purchase? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to assist you.
Construction – Goodyear welted with natural cork and shank
Upper – 6 ounce waxed commander leather from C.F Stead
Inlay/Insole – Leather + hand-sewn leather heel to arch cushioning system
Hardware – 4 eyelets, 3 speedhooks
Laces – Braided round waxed cotton
Welt – Vegetable tanned leather
Midsole – Vegetable tanned leather
Sole/Heel - Dainite
No. 18 Last (Original)
This last runs between a D and single E width with a slight almond shaped toe. Our general rule of thumb is to go down a half size from your typical sneaker size. So for example, if you wear a size 10.5 in sneakers, we would suggest a size 10 in our boots. We recommend trying your boots on/wearing them with a thin sock or dress sock to get an accurate idea of feel. If you wear a single E wide width or prefer a bit of extra room in your footwear, we would suggest ordering your Brannock size in this last. Our last will generally not accommodate EE or EEE widths and higher as measured on a Brannock device.
Brand size comparison examples:
Brannock - Half size down to true to size. If you have a wider forefoot but not quite a single E width, go with your Brannock size. If you are a standard/D width, go a half size down from Brannock.
Viberg 2030 - Half size up if D/standard width.
Red Wing No. 8 Last - Half size up.
Allen Edmond's Boots - True to size.
Alden Barrie - Generally one half size up.
Nike - Half size down.
New Balance - Half size down.
Adidas - Half size down.
Reebok - Half size down.
More sizing information on this last can be found via this video link.
No. 602 Last (New)
This is the newer Parkhurst last. Its features include a rounder, more voluminous toebox along with a tapered arch and heel. Opening up into a single E width in the forefoot and toebox, there will be a decent amount of breathing room and additional flexibility to wear the socks of your preference. A higher instep angle will also help to accommodate those looking for additional vertical room.
Brand size comparison examples:
Brannock - Half size down. If you're a 10D Brannock or between a D and E width, go with size 9.5 in the 602 last. If you measure a single E width, we suggest going with your Brannock size.
Alden Barrie - True to size.
Red Wing No. 8 - True to size.
Wolverine - True to size.
Sizing can be particular for each individual and we are more than happy to help you determine the correct size in our boots by emailing email@example.com. We can also assist in identifying the right size for you based off of what you wear in other brands of footwear.
We believe in making our footwear in the U.S. to help revive the American manufacturing industry. The materials used to make this boot came from the below states:
Wisconsin, Ohio, Illinois, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.
We love using Dainite soles and C.F. Stead leather - and will continue to do so in the future. Since these are not manufactured directly here they are ordered through American distributors in the Mid-West and Eastern coast to help support the supply chain both in the industry and the U.S.A.