The Richmond - Natural Vegetable Re-tan (Factory Second)
Boot and Leather
Richmond cap toe pattern using a vegetable re-tan leather from the Seidel tannery. Salts used to preserve the hide are removed at the beginning of the tanning process then it is finished using a variety of vegetable oils and waxes.
This is a firm and very raw, vegetable tanned family leather. This tannage does not go through as many steps in the tanning process as compared to a Double Shot or Chromexcel so you can expect natural texture and color variation as well as scarring. Due to the very light and natural color of this leather because fewer pigments are used, there will be some color variation similar to what might be seen with Natural Dublin, Natural Chromexcel etc. However all panels of the pattern will be blended to match as closely as possible. Working with this much lighter in color type of leather can sometimes leave it prone to absorbing a mark or two during the production process.
1 - Color is either lighter or darker from pictures shown. These pairs may have some stitching irregularities as well as non-perfect toe caps.
Last - 602
The new last is aimed towards balance, flexibility and comfort. The 602 provides the below features:
1. Tapered heel and arch.
2. E width at the forefoot and into a rounder toebox which also helps with pronation.
3. Contoured to provide a comfortably snug fit.
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Construction – Goodyear welted with natural cork and shank
Upper – Vegetable re-tan leather from the Seidel tannery
Insole – Vegetable tanned bends leather
Hardware – 8 English brass eyelets
Laces – Round waxed cotton
Welt – Vegetable tanned leather
Midsole – Vegetable tanned leather
Sole/Heel – Ridgeway
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. However do note that just because these widths are labeled on a size from a brand as EE or EEE, it does not mean that the actual Brannock measurement is a EE or EEE as sometimes wide is abbreviated as EE or EEE.
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 which has a slightly lower volume to provide a more comfortably snug fit and to help prevent heel slip while maintaining a rounded forefoot. Its features include a rounder, more laterally voluminous, yet low profile toebox along with a tapered arch and a 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 will 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.
Parkhurst No. 18 - True to size.
Alden Barrie and Trubalance - True to size if D width. Some customers go a half size up from this last into the 602 last if they are looking for a bit more space or have a wider forefoot.
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.
Nike - Half size down if D width.
Adidas - Half size down if D width.
New Balance - Half size down if D width.
Sizing can sometimes be particular for each individual and we are more than happy to help you determine the correct size in our boots by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 and components for it in the USA as much as possible. When this option is not available, we rely on equal if not better quality materials being used from globally respected manufacturers (Such as Vibram or C.F. Stead) to fill a gap should one arise. 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.