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Flat Head Goodyear Welted Engineer Boots - Black Japanese Cordovan Horsehide


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This is the ultimate cordovan engineer boot, made by a small shop which generally only produces boots for Flat Head's line of footwear which they’ve been producing since 1999. Made of a Japanese tanned cordovan horsehide which has been vegetable tannin dyed then paraffin waxed, these will look absolutely unbelievable once worn in. These come complete with custom made brass and iron buckles, Vibram's #700 and #705 heel and sole, a hand-stitched shaft seam, and a Japanese made steel shank for sole stability.

SIZING: These are made in US shoe sizing. We find these to run half a size bigger compared to brannock device sizing, which means they run about half a size bigger compared to sizing from Alden, John Lofgren, & Red Wing. We recommend sizing down half a size from your usual size depending on how much room you like in your boots. If this is your first pair of high-end boots and you're generally wearing sneakers, we suggest going down half a size from your smallest sneaker size. For example, if you wear a 10 in Nike/Converse/Adidas then you would try a size 9.5 in these boots.

  • Built on original Flat Head lasts
  • Genuine Cordovan Horsehide Leather
  • Small Buckle: Japanese made Custom Flat Head Brass
  • Large Buckle: Japanese made Custom Flat Head Iron
  • Black Leather Piping
  • American made Vibram 705 soles & 700 heels
  • Japanese made steel shanks
  • British made Goodyear storm welting
  • Triple-Stitch and Single Stitched Construction
  • All straps are functional
  • Hand-stitched shaft seam
  • Approx. 9" total height
  • Sole Thickness at Heel: 1.5"
  • Sole Thickness at Front of Boot: .6"
  • Self Edge Exclusive Model
  • Made in Japan