The Delaware - Dark Brown Horsebutt (602M)

Boot and Leather (602M Last)

This is our classic Delaware pattern paired with a horsebutt upper leather from the famous Maryam tannery in Italy. Horsebutt leather has a tight fiber structure and in addition to its durability, horsebutt is known for how it ages with wear. This is a full vegetable tanned article using a natural color tone as the base color in the tanning process. Depending on the lighting environment in which the boots enter, you may also see different hues of brown coloration, perhaps even a darker burgundy hue here or there in the glow. Horsebutt will have a glow (as seen in the pictures) but also a unique texture to it and every pair will be different. Some refer to the leather having a "honeycomb" effect where you can see the pattern of the grain take a shape/appearance similar to what a honeycomb may look like. This can appear anywhere in the leather on the boot and should be expected with any pair.
Our build focuses on enhanced breath-ability and shock absorption in a more natural way by using leather components. Additional build information along with cutaways can be found under our Craft + Build section.

Leather care

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Construction – Goodyear welted with natural cork and steel shank

Upper – Horsebutt from Maryam

Lining Leather – Leather lined in toebox/vamp, unlined in quarters

Insole – Vegetable tanned bends leather

Hardware – Eyelets/Hooks

Laces – Cotton

Welt – Vegetable tanned leather 

Midsole – Vegetable tanned leather 

Sole/Heel – Rubber

Heel Stack – Vegetable tanned bends leather cut from our insole leather

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Our lasts run big. Therefore, we suggest in general sizing down from your typical sneaker or casual shoe size. All general sizing advice and general sizing translations are based off of a D/Standard width and volume. Naturally we understand there are those who may fall between the cracks of general sizing guidance as every foot type is different. If you need help with sizing, feel free to reach out to with any footwear sizing information you currently have, and we can help identify the best size for you in Parkhurst boots. 

602 Last 

This last 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 single E width toebox as measured on the Brannock, along with a tapered arch and 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 help 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. If you are a narrow width or low volume foot, we suggest going a full size down from your Brannock measurement. So if you are a size 10C, then a size 9 in our boots would fit best.

Alden Barrie and Trubalance - True to size if D width. 

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, half size down may apply.

Nike - Full size down if standard/medium width, half size down if width is slightly wider.

Adidas - Full size down if standard/medium width, half size down if width is slightly wider.

New Balance - Full size down if standard/medium width, half size down if width is slightly wider.

602M Last

This last is primarily used for Chelsea and moc toe boots in order to support the traditionally narrower patterns for them. However we will be integrating it more into Allen and Richmond production shortly. The difference between the two lasts is the 602M last has a touch more depth in the toebox and width in the pinky toe area by about 1mm. Therefore, you may find there to be a slight addition of room in the toebox in this last which should help accommodate a wider small toe or thicker socks, for example.

Parkhurst 602 - True to size. If narrower feet, lower instep, skinny ankles or lower volume feet in general, a half size down may apply.

Brannock - Half size down if D/regular width and volume, full size if narrower, lower volume foot. For example, if you are a size 10C on the Brannock, then a size 9 in our boots would fit best. 

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

Allen Edmond's - Half size down

Red Wing - True to size

Nike - Full size down

New Balance - Full size down

Adidas - Full size down

Wide Width - 602 Last

We suggest taking your normal wide width size in welted footwear. If you are going off of your Brannock size, we suggest going down a half size. For example, if you measure a 10EE on the Bannock, we suggest ordering a size 9.5EE in our boots. Single E widths are typically accommodated by our regular 602 last since the toebox at its peak is a single E as measured on the Brannock.

General Sizing Note

If you have any of the below foot/ankle characteristics, you may need to size down a half size from boot brands such as the ones we mention as comparable:

Skinny ankles
Low volume feet
Low insteps
Narrow feet

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

Additional details regarding leather, craft and care for your footwear may be found under these links:

Leather + Care

Craft + Build

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