Our new plain toed derby boot, a versatile and casual choice handmade on the all new HOK last, this boot will be for sure your best partner throughout the Winter season!
The HOK is a voluminous last, featuring a wide ball tread, providing superior comfort to the wearer. It is our most forgiving & comfortable boot last so far, without losing a bit of style. Providing excellent support while retaining a snug heel control so that the foot remains in place avoiding any slippage or sliding-forward to within the boot. That is due to the newly redesigned & enhanced backpart. We do recommend to wear the same size as the HIRO or RUI lasts, for a more relaxed fit, or going down half a size for a more close cut fit. Also suitable for customers in need of a wide fit.
This very limited Meermin Shell Cordovan boots are made using Italian Shell Cordovan handmade by a small, family owned Tannery located in the heart of the Tuscany, full vegetable tanned, naturally air dried, finished & glazed by hand to achieve this soft & beautiful result. Our first impression when we started working with it, is that we've found this Shells to be softer & more flexible (pretty similar to the US-made one in terms of flexibility & tanning) than the Japanese one we're also using. While, on the other hand, we found the Japanese Shell finish more natural & very transparent showing the different & beautiful hues of the Shell, while the Italian version is more regular in tone, but when sun-lightened up shows all its beauty. Different ways to produce the same incredible material & both great on its own way!
Shoes made with this beautiful leather are made to last & get more confortable over the time. Shoes with this precious leather will develope a deep patina over the time, that will add its very own special character. Unfortunately nowadays, Shell Cordovan quantities are very restricted and because of that, these runs are extremely limited.
Finished with one of the best leather soles out there, the Joh Rendenbach sole. A time tested, oak bark tanned leather sole, light, water resistant & flexible.
All in all, a true classic, revisited that just arrived to stay & become your go-to boot.
Properly made. Quality Radically affordable.
(MTO = Made To Order)
Estimated delivery time: MAY 2020