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.
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.
Stampede is a light and flexible but highly durable leather, hot-stuffed with oils in the drum combined with finishing oils and waxes which results in a rich variety of colors and distinctive pull-up. The roughout variant is finished flesh-out, with a suede-like nap that develops even more character with wear.