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N-2 Field Boot

Natural Chromexcel Roughout

Field Boot

Field Boot Dainite Sole Technical Drawing

Hand-Lasted Goodyear Welt Construction. Horween® Chromexcel® Roughout Leather. Partially-Structured Toe. Dr. Sole 1122 Raw Cord Sole & Matching 1102w Raw Cord Heel with Brass Tacks, Double Rapid Stitch, and Natural Edge Stain. Barbour® Welt. Calfskin Vamp Lining. Contrast Stitching. Antique Brass Eyelets. Flat Waxed Cotton Laces. Includes Boot Bags Made in USA from Coyote Brown #10 Milspec Cotton Duck.

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Elston Last

Oak Street Bootmakers Elston Last Technical Drawing

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.

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Dr. Sole 1122 Raw Cord Sole

Dr. Sole 1122 Raw Cord Sole Technical Drawing

Inspired by the cork soles of the famous U.S.N. N-1 "Field Boot" used in WWII, the 1122 includes numerous improvements, including greater durability, shock absorption, and a reduction in weight. Perhaps the most notable improvement is its traction which comes courtesy of the pulverized hemp cord embedded into the nitrile rubber compound. Each sole is affixed to a thick layer of leather and paired with a matching Dr. Sole 1102w Raw Cord Heel.

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Horween® Chromexcel® Roughout

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Horween's Roughout is a version of its famous Chromexcel® with the rough side out. Similar to a rugged suede in texture, but with a firmer hand and color that deepens and develops a beautiful patina with wear.

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More than Made in USA

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We are 100% committed to manufacturing all our footwear and accessories in the United States.

Fully Recraftable

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All our footwear is 100% recraftable, meaning it can be re-soled again and again.

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General John J. Pershing, 1917
General John Joseph Pershing

Pershing's Promise Fulfilled

General John Joseph “Black Jack” Pershing was given command of the newly-formed American Expeditionary Forces (A.E.F.) in 1917. He was charged with preparing over two million unseasoned soldiers for the most brutal and unforgiving of combat conditions. This was no ordinary war. Fortunately, ole’ Black Jack was no ordinary man.

While his tactics on the field were not without controversy, there was nothing so unorthodox as Pershing’s focus on preparation and logistics. Boots, or “marching shoes” as they were known, would become something of an obsession. Upon reviewing the “Trench Shoe” proposed by GHQ, Pershing would personally oversee the development of a new specification: This boot was issued as the M1918, a.k.a. “The Pershing Boot,” “Little Tanks,” and most famously, “The Trench Boot.” Over the next two years, Pershing would remain intimately involved in the improvement of this specification, ordering no fewer than nine specified types, each more capable than the last. After the war, Pershing was promoted to General of the Armies of the United States, the highest rank possible for any member of the United States armed forces, which was created especially for him. He would never spec another boot.

In honor of General Pershing's uncompromising pursuit of the perfect service boot, we have re-commissioned the Army's WWI M1918 Boot according to our own “Type-10” Specification—and the Navy's WWII N-1 Boot according to our own “N-2” Specification. Each of these boots remains true to spirit of the original specification while featuring the best materials and construction available today.

The Specification

  N-1 Marine Field Shoe N-2 Field Boot
Commission 1943 by United States Navy 2022 by Oak Street Bootmakers
Upper Horween Marine Field Shoe Roughout Leather Horween Chromexcel Roughout Leather
Construction Machine-Lasted
270° Goodyear Welt
360° Goodyear Welt
Stitching Quadruple-Row White Thread Lace Stay, Triple-Row White Thread Counter Quadruple-Row White Thread Lace Stay, Triple-Row White Thread Counter
Outsole Reclaimed Rubber 'Cork' Sole
with Cotton Cord & Brass Tacks
Dr. Sole 1122 Nitrile Rubber Sole
with Raw Hemp Cord & Brass Tacks
Laces Flat Cotton Flat Waxed Cotton
Soul Survivor

Soul Survivor

Dr. Sole's 1122 Raw Cord Sole & Heel were inspired by the soles specified in the 1943 N-1, but rather than scrap rubber and cotton, the 1122 are made from nitrile rubber and hemp, which offer vastly superior durability and shock- and oil-resistance. And while our 360° Goodyear Welt and water-resistant glues mean the visible rapid sole stitching and brass tacks used on the N-1 are no longer necessary, our N-2 not only retains but improves upon the original placement and implementation.

Commemorative Boot Bags

Issued with Commemorative Boot Bags

N-2 Field Boots include a pair of Boot Bags made in USA from Coyote Brown #10 Milspec Cotton Duck.