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John Lofgren Bootmaker Monkey Boots are the ultimate in lace-to-toe style and ruggedness. In the USA, the lace-to-toe boot is often associated with linemen and roofers; in Europe, they're known for their military heritage. The John Lofgren Bootmaker take on the classic Monkey Boot balances style with comfort, not to mention they're built like a brick house. All aspects of construction and materials were thoughtfully considered.
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-013
Shinki Hikaku horsebutt uppers
Goodyear welted construction using USA made storm welts
Single, double and triple stitched sewing
1-3/8" stacked heel, 6" shaft
Japanese made steel shanks
USA made Vibram 700 cork soles and 7335 cork heels
Embossed padded leather heel pad
Built on the John Lofgren 140 last
Includes Japanese made John Lofgren Bootmaker box and dust bags
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