The Allen - Dark Chocolate Waxed Commander
Boot and Leather
This boot is a continuation of our dark chocolate series from when Parkhurst first launched and features waxed 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 virtually waterproof barrier between the elements and your foot.
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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
The current Parkhurst last runs between a D and single E width with an almond shaped toe. Our general rule of thumb is to go down a half size from your typical sneaker size. We recommend trying your boots on with a thin or dress sock to get an accurate idea of fit since this is a dressier last. If you wear a size 10.5 in sneakers or casual shoes, we would suggest a 10 in our boots. If you wear a single E wide width we would suggest ordering your typical sneaker or casual shoe size. If you are a EE, EEE width or higher our last will not fit you.
Brand size comparison examples:
Viberg 2030 - go one half size up if D/standard width.
Red Wing - Half size up generally, TTS for a snug fit on D width or narrow foot.
Allen Edmond's Boots - TTS.
Alden Barrie - TTS for a snug fit, if wearing thicker socks go 1/2 size up.
Nike - half size down
New Balance - half size down
If you are a 10D on the Brannock device and a true D/standard width, we suggest ordering a 9.5 in our boots. Those who are on the border of a 10D/10E Brannock or who are looking for that extra bit of room in the toebox should order their Brannock size. In this example, size 10.
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.
Boots made with Dainite soles and C.F. Stead leather are ordered through American distributors in the Mid-West and Eastern coast to help support the supply chain.