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The John Lofgren Bootmaker Ludlow boots were inspired by United States Navy officer Augustus Ludlow. Ludlow street in NYC, famous for its art and music scene is named after him. The renowned barber shop Ludlow & Blunt also uses his name. It was to Lieutenant Ludlow that Captain Lawrence on the USS Chesapeake during the ship's fight with HMS Shannon the immortal words, "Don't give up the ship" were spoken. We're confident Lieutenant Ludlow and the Quartermaster Board would approve of his namesake being used on these boots. Like all our footwear, the uppers are beautifully executed by a master Japanese craftsman that has been sewing our uppers from the very beginning. And of course, all our footwear is completely built in Japan using parts manufactured only in the USA, Japan, England, France, Germany and Italy. JLB is a brand that you can actually be proud to wear.
The horsebutt leather was developed by Shinki Hikaku tannery in Japan. This company specializes in horsehide leather tanning and is considered one of the best, if not the best, tanneries in the world. The horsebutt will feel a bit stiff in the beginning but soon will relax and form around your foot. The leather is visually stunning with always an interesting grain to admire.
Lot No. LK-031
Shinki Hikaku horsebutt uppers
Goodyear welted construction using USA made flat welts
Heavy single, double and triple stitched sewing
1.5" stacked heel, 6" shaft
Japanese made steel shanks
Made in USA Vibram #430 soles and heels
Embossed padded leather heel pad
Built on the John Lofgren 120 last
Includes Japanese made John Lofgren Bootmaker box and dust bags
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