Hand-Lasted Goodyear Welt Construction. Horween® Chromexcel® Leather in Teacore Black. Partially-Structured Cap Toe with Freehand Brogueing. Black Vibram® 705 Half Sole with Brass Tacks. Stacked Leather Heel with Deadstock Cat's Paw Twin-Grip Heel. Barbour® Welt. Calfskin Vamp Lining. Tone-On-Tone Stitching. Matte Nickel Eyelets and Speedhooks. Flat Waxed Cotton Laces.
Developed to embody the character of Chicago, the Elston last is engineered specifically for our line of Everyday Boots, providing exceptional all-day comfort for nearly all foot types with a generous toe box.
Vibram® 705 Half Sole with Deadstock Cat's Paw Twin-Grip Heel
Vibram's oil-resistant workhorse half sole is fitted atop 14-iron leather and stabilized with a steel shank for durability and comfort without compromise. Each sole is then hand-fitted to a deadstock Cat's Paw Twin-Grip Rubber Heel which has been stored in a climate-controlled warehouse for roughly 50 years.
Chromexcel is made using proprietary techniques and formulas developed over 100 years ago in a factory still owned and operated by the Horween family in Chicago. It's characterized by a rich pull-up in full aniline, hand-rubbed finish, superior comfort, and durability. Chromexcel was made famous by its patina—the unique character of each hide which comes to life with wear.