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The unique Horween Shell Cordovan is now back—this time introducing the Dark Cognac shade.
 
Horween's Shell Cordovan is one of the most sought-after leathers in the shoemaking industry, and that is for a reason.
 
Shell Cordovan is an equine leather made exclusively from a fibrous membrane with is located beneath the horsehide on the rump. From a horsehide, exclusively 2 shells of about 2 sqf can be obtained, with a roughly total footage of 4 sqf of Shell Cordovan.
 
It is really a category on its own, it is a very unique material that is made differently, that we need to work with it differently and it wears really differently if compared with calfskin or cowhide.
 
For this second batch we're bringing back the color #8 Jumper and introducing the all new NST Boot in Dark Cognac Horween Shell. A stunning mid brown shade with tones that varie a lot in depending on the lighting; ranging from a light cognac to a deep dark brown.

A beautiful leather paired with our newest NST Boot—the result is a timeless casual boot ready to serve you well the years to come.
 
This Preorder is Sold Out.

A Timeless Casual boot in Dark Cognac
Horween Shell Cordovan.


Horween Leather Co.

Since 1905, Horween Leather Company has been producing some of the finest leathers for shoemaking and other sectors in Chicago, IL. Horween Leather Co. is widely known because of its products, quality & its tradition, and it is for a good reason.
 
All shells undergo a very complex and long process following very specific steps during its tanning & production that make this leather so good for shoemaking. To summarize the process and simplify it, here are a few of the most representative steps of it: They're all slow vegetable tanned in pits where each shell is slowly steeped in gentle vegetable liquors, then shells are hot stuffed and then slicked onto glass frames to dry. To complete the process shells are aniline dyed and hand glazed to achieve its characteristic unique luster & feel. This time consuming process takes about six months.

Horween's Shell Cordovan is made following the original recipes & tanning methods at Horween's Tannery in Chicago, IL (USA).

New design. Customer favorite ingredients.

For the introduction of Dark Cognac shade we've prepared a new NST Boot patternthe model #101205.

This new NST Boot is fully hand-lasted and Goodyear Welted on the round and voluminous HOK last, and more specifically for this style using a thick storm welt—Thicker & specially designed to fit better our most voluminous lasts, for a more casual & flatter look.

The HOK has rapidly become a true customer favorite because of its look, but most importantly because of its truly comfortable & supporting fit. 

Uppers come with a reinforced fabric pull tab and on this new pattern, fitted with 5 pairs of eyelets plus 4 pairs of solid brass speed-hooks for and added comfort. As we did with the Jumper Boot pattern, on this NST we've worked a lot on the back-part, ensuring it adjusts perfectly to provide an exceptional support. Aprons are fully hand-sewn to ensure they perfectly fit the HOK last lines.

Made using thick vegetable tanned leather insoles, fully calf leather lined with the beautiful veg-tan French calf from Tanneries Du Puy & fitted with a close channel stitch leather sole.

Needless to say that, when the time comes, this boot is fully recraftable. These Boots are truly sturdy enough to last a lifetime if properly taken care of.

Sold out

As you may now Horween's Shell Cordovan availability is very restricted and so, if interested in joining this pre-order, do not delay.

No reserves, these will be offered in a first-come first-serve basis until stock lasts.

Truly a pre-order, not to be missed.

This Preorder is Sold Out.

A Timeless Casual boot in Dark Cognac
Horween Shell Cordovan.


Horween Leather Company.

For more than 100 years, Horween Leather Company has been producing some of the finest leathers for shoemaking and other sectors in Chicago, IL. Horween Leather Co. is widely known because of its products, quality & its tradition, and it is for a good reason.
 
All shells undergo a very complex and long process following very specific steps during its tanning & production that make this leather so good for shoemaking. To summarize the process and simplify it, here are a few of the most representative steps of it: They're all slow vegetable tanned in pits where each shell is slowly steeped in gentle vegetable liquors, then shells are hot stuffed and then slicked onto glass frames to dry. To complete the process shells are aniline dyed and hand glazed to achieve its characteristic unique luster & feel. This time consuming process takes about six months.

Horween's Shell Cordovan is made following the original recipes & tanning methods at Horween's Tannery in Chicago, IL (USA).

All-new design, just for the occasion.

For the introduction of this unique leather we've created a new Jumper Boot just for the occasion the model #101200.

This new Jumper Boot is fully hand-lasted and Goodyear Welted on the round HOK last, and more specifically for this style using our storm welt. Thicker & specially designed to fit better our most voluminous lasts, for a more casual & flatter look.

The HOK is one of our newest additions to our last range & it has been very well received among our most discerning customers, because of its comfortable & supporting fit. 

Uppers come with a reinforced fabric pull tab and on this new pattern, fitted with 5 pairs of eyelets plus 4 pairs of solid brass speed-hooks for and added comfort. On this pattern we've worked a lot on the back-part, ensuring it adjusts perfectly to provide an exceptional support.

Made using thick vegetable tanned leather insoles, fully calf leather lined with the beautiful veg-tan French calf from Tanneries Du Puy & fitted with our sturdy studded rubber sole.

Needless to say that, when the time comes, this boot is fully re-craftable. These Boots are truly sturdy enough to last a lifetime if properly taken care of.

Sold out

As you may now Horween's Shell Cordovan availability is very restricted and so, if interested in joining this pre-order, do not delay.

No reserves, these will be offered in a first-come first-serve basis until stock lasts.

Truly a pre-order, not to be missed.