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John Lofgren Bootmaker Steel Gang Boots are named after the men who laid down railroad tracks in the logging industry. Heavily built for both protection and long wear. And as with all John Lofgren Bootmaker footwear, comfort is paramount. The JLB Steel Gang boots are a classic early 20th century design that's never going out of style. All John Lofgren Bootmaker footwear is built by highly skilled craftsmen and women in Japan.
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.
Lot No. LK-032
Shinki Hikaku horsebutt uppers
Goodyear welt construction with USA made flat welts
Heavy single, double and triple stitched sewing
1.75" stacked woodsman heel, 6" shaft
Japanese made steel shanks
USA made Vibram 430 refined lug sole & heel
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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