The Delaware - Natural Chromexcel
Boot and Leather
This boot was crafted on the new Delaware pattern featuring a brogue cap toe and heavy-weight unlined Chromexcel leather.
Natural Chromexcel is an oil-tanned leather from the famous Horween tannery in Chicago. Some consider this to be a staple leather to have as part of their boot collection because aside from it being a great "in-between" brown color, it ages with plenty of character. Natural-colored leather, Chromexcel in particular, will typically have pull-up as you can see in the pictures but they are always blended in with the pattern cut.
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 Horween upper leathers - 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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Construction – Goodyear welted with natural cork and shank
Upper – Natural Chromexcel from Horween
Insole – Hand-sewn leather + heel to arch cushioning system
Hardware – 4 eyelets, 3 speedhooks
Laces – Flat waxed
Welt – Vegetable tanned leather
Midsole – Vegetable tanned leather
Sole/Heel - Dainite Rubber
The current Parkhurst 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 fit. 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. Our last will generally not accommodate EE or EEE widths and higher as measured on a Brannock device, however our customers wearing the aforementioned widths tend to take their typical sneaker size or go a half size up from Brannock as not much more length is added when doing so.
Brand size comparison examples:
Viberg 2030 - Half size up if D/standard width.
Red Wing No. 8 Last - Half size up.
Allen Edmond's Boots - TTS.
Alden Barrie - Generally one half size up.
Nike - Half size down.
New Balance - Half size down.
Adidas - Half size down.
Reebok - 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 an extra bit of room in the toebox should order their Brannock size. In this example, size 10.
More sizing information can be found via this video link.
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.