Sometimes called the Paul Revere boot, this boot is built upon a squarish antique last. It has a rounded shank that fits a stirrup well. The shank is held in place by pegs but the rest of the sole is lock-stitched. The boot has a steam-molded front piece and a full calfskin lining. The exterior is supple, polished black calfskin. Notice the molded front and the rounded shank. There are two sturdy pull tabs inside each boot. If you do not have boot hooks, It's easy enough to carry a couple of leather laces in your pocket. Run a leather lace or sturdy cord through each tab and use them to pull the boot upward. The "pass line" where your foot is going through the curve is the tightest part of the boot but a shake of talcum powder and a pair of sturdy leather laces will get the boot on. The lighter colored leather on the turn-down can be dyed. The finish on the cuff is different than the body of the boot. It takes a leather dye made by Tandy very well. Notice that paintings of Washington and his staff show black turn-downs.
The leather heel is 1"- 1 ¼". Approx. 19" with an adjustable turn-down (adjustable to make the boot taller, not shorter). Although these boots are left and rights it is a good idea to mark, on the inside, which is right foot, as they appear almost as straight last. Specify any whole or half size from 5EE to 15EE. No other widths or sizes available.
Since 18th century style shoes lack a modern toe box, the manufacturer recommends ordering 1/2 size larger and wider than your modern shoes.
Regular price $344.75