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Introducing the John Lofgren Bootmaker Duke Roper boots – a fusion of iconic inspirations. Paying homage to both an American western legend and the Duke of Wellington, these boots seamlessly blend rugged history with refined style. Channeling the essence of the latter Duke's military-issued Hessian boots, our design boasts a distinctive short heel, rounded toes, and wide shafts. This historical silhouette, famed for its easy stirrup maneuvering, served as the foundation for modern-day ropers.
The Duke of Wellington's innovation shines through as we present our version, meticulously handcrafted in Japan. With unwavering attention to detail, our master artisans bring forth a boot that not only captures history but also exudes our unwavering commitment to excellence and passion for quality.
Crafted exclusively with precision and care, our boots stand as a testament to Japanese craftsmanship. The horsebutt leather, an artistry developed by Japan's renowned Shinki Hikaku tannery, takes center stage. This tannery, celebrated as one of the world's finest, specializes in horsehide leather tanning. The initial firmness of the leather gives way to a tailored fit that molds around your foot, ensuring comfort with every step. The visual allure is undeniable, with captivating grain patterns that consistently intrigue the eye.
Our exceptional horsebutt leather originates from the renowned Shinki Hikaku tannery in Japan, a distinguished expert in the art of horsehide leather tanning, widely regarded as one of the finest in the world. When you first experience this leather, you may notice a slight initial stiffness, but rest assured, it swiftly molds and conforms to your foot for exceptional comfort. What truly sets this leather apart is its captivating visual allure, consistently presenting a fascinating grain pattern to captivate your gaze. Shinki Hikaku's dedication to preserving the natural character of the hide is evident, as very minimal, if any, surface correction is performed. This approach allows the authentic marks acquired by the horse during its life, such as those from bug bites or encounters with a sharp tree branch, to remain subtly visible. These imperfections are not blemishes but rather cherished enhancements, enriching the narrative of these exquisite hides.
Elevate your footwear experience with the John Lofgren Bootmaker Duke roper boots – an embodiment of heritage, quality, and artistry.
Lot No. LK-030
Shinki Hikaku horsebutt uppers
Goodyear welted construction using USA made storm welts
Heavy single, double and triple stitched sewing
1.25" stacked heel and 10" shaft
Japanese made steel shanks
Made in USA Vibram #269 soles and #700 heels
Embossed padded leather heel pad
Built on the John Lofgren 170 last
Includes Japanese made John Lofgren Bootmaker box and dust bags