Limited Edition, Made in USA Lakeshore Jump Boot Trail Crazy Horse Lakeshore Jump Boot
Hand-Lasted Goodyear Welt Construction. Seidel® Trail Crazy Horse Leather. Heavy-Duty Midsole & Structured Toe. Black Vibram® 705 Half Sole with Brass Tacks. Stacked Leather Heel with Deadstock Cat's Paw Twin-Grip Heel. Barbour® Storm Welt with Wheeling, Stained and Finished by Hand. Full Calfskin Lining. Tone-On-Tone Stitching. Antique Brass Eyelets. Round Waxed Cotton Laces.
Shop Lakeshore Boot Lakeshore Last Oak Street Bootmakers Lakeshore Last Technical Drawing
The Lakeshore Last exhibits the versatility and character demanded of a professional shoe. Crafted to fit with precision, this last provides durability and distinction from morning commute to evening cocktail.
Shop Lakeshore Last Vibram® 705 Half Sole with Deadstock Cat's Paw Twin-Grip Heel Vibram 705 Cat's Paw Half Sole Sole Technical Drawing
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.
Vibram® 705 Half Sole with Cat's Paw Seidel® Trail Crazy Horse Seidel Tannery Logo
Trail Crazy Horse is an authentic American-made leather which has a unique tanning process hot stuffed with oils in the drum combined with finishing oils and waxes to create a strong pull-up effect which is milled to provide a distressed, worn-in look. With use, a bruised appearance and worn in surface look will develop.
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All our footwear is 100% recraftable, meaning it can be re-soled again and again.
History of the Jump Boot Solid Footing for Soft Landings
Lieutenant General William P. Yarborough developed the 'Paratrooper Boot' in 1941 for the 501st Parachute Test Battalion (now the 501st Infantry Regiment). It would soon find its way throughout the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions. It would make its combat debut on D-Day, worn by all 13,100 Paratroopers for their drop into Normandy. The boot featured a structured toe with cap and a rigid outsole, and an upper with additional ankle support—all to help facilitate soft landings. Crafted primarily by the Corcoran Boot Company and issued only to Paratroopers, these boots quickly became a mark of prestige—and given their high-quality, they were authorized to be worn with Paratroopers’ dress uniforms.
Our Lakeshore Jump Boot shares the same design objectives as the original—an ergonomic design courtesy of our Lakeshore Last, a heavyweight midsole, and a structured toe (with or without cap). Each pair is crafted from a renown leather, hand-lasted for the perfect fit, and finished with handwork such as freehand brogueing and brush-stained midsoles. The rubber half soles are reinforced with hand-tapped brass tacks and paired with a rare or deadstock rubber heel. As with Lieutenant General Yarborough’s Paratrooper Boots, the Lakeshore Jump Boots’ function in the field is rivaled only by the presence of the one who wears them. A Jump Boot without a Cap Toe?
The 1941 Paratrooper Boot had a toe cap, not for appearance, but for rigidity. Our Lakeshore Jump Boot features a structured toe box, a layer of calfskin lining, and far heavier and tougher leather than the original. This allows us to remain true to the functional requirements of the Jump Boot in a silhouette reminiscent of a traditional war-era service boot.