Natural Roughout Horween® Chromexcel® leather. True Goodyear Welt Construction. Vibram® Nitrile Cork soles. Vibram® toplift. Painted Eyelets. Flat Waxed Laces. Fully recraftable. Handcrafted in the USA.
Natural Roughout Chromexcel®, or Marine Field Shoe as it is tagged in the Horween® factory, was developed for Marine Field boots for Wold War II. The leather is Horween's Natural Chromexcel, but is designed to be used rough side out, so special attention is given to create a particularly durable and level knap. Left unlined, the interior of the boots is the same, Natural CXL that we use on our Natural Boots, providing a smooth contact with the foot. This particularly smooth interior was designed so that sand could easily be removed when soldiers would up-end their boots in the desert fields of North Africa - greatly reducing blisters and increasing comfort.
Timelessly constructed, the No. 5 last is crafted to provide superior comfort, fit, and balance. Following the natural contours of the foot and providing a generous toe box, the No. 5 Last allows for unsurpassed freedom of movement and delivers the rugged reliability essential for the everyday boot.
If you plan on wearing standard weight socks, sizing-down one half size from your usual dress shoe size will result in the best fit. If you measure as a 9.5 on a Brannock device for example, we suggest you purchase a 9.0