Here are a few tips to help care for your new purchase. Treat them right, and they will be your lifelong companion.
Break Them In
Real leather is stiff but gives with wear. After 2-3 wears, they will stretch and mold to your feet. Wear thick socks at first to add some support until they break in.
A natural leather dressing will keep your boots from cracking and will help to waterproof them.
Let Them Breathe
To keep your boots hydrated, keep them at room temperature. Avoid storing your boots in plastic bags.
Modeled after the working-class boots of the 50’s, the ORIGINAL is a timeless classic. This boot features our signature red stitching and waxed Portuguese leather. This water-resistant leather is as handsome as it is functional, revealing a stunning patina over time. The Vibram® Gumlite sole provides a remarkable balance between durability and comfort that makes the ORIGINAL the ultimate in versatility.
Like all Urban Shepherd Boots, the ORIGINAL is made with a genuine leather midsole and heel counter, hand-laid cork footbed, hand-shaped stacked leather heel and Genuine Goodyear Welt Construction, a durable welt process that allows our boots to be re-soled repeatedly.
- UPPER: Waxed Portuguese calfskin leather
- CONSTRUCTION: 360˚ Goodyear welt
- EYELETS: Anti-rust brass hardware
- LACES: 3 sets of waxed cotton laces in cream, brown and red
- DETAIL: Signature red heavy-duty stitching
- FOOTBED: Anti-shock cork footbed that molds to your feet
- INSOLE: Tan genuine leather
- MIDSOLE: Genuine leather
- SOLE: Vibram® 2656 Cape Town Gumlite flat sole
- HEEL: Genuine stacked leather with Vibram® heel protector
- LAST: 4251
- SHAFT: 5.5 inches
Urban Shepherd Boots are handcrafted at a small, family-owned workshop in Benedita, Portugal where boots have been made for five generations. Only the highest quality materials are used in making Urban Shepherd Boots. We use only natural leather and high-quality components. We never use engineered or reconstituted leather. All of our leather is sourced locally in nearby Alcanena, Portugal, where many of our tanneries have been producing leather using traditional methods for over 100 years.
UPDATE: our boots run true to size based on standard U.S. sizing. We suggest ordering your Brannock or dress shoe size. If you wear a half size, please size up.