Gilbert Hunting Boot
Gilbert hunting boots in rich, chestnut grain leather from legendary tannery Freudenberg, part of a capsule collection inspired by the British countryside that combines functionality and style.
We used a supple, full grain calf; incorporated a bellows tongue to stop the rain and wet getting in through the laces; and hand stitched a storm welt, which is ideal for all weather conditions and gives the boots a reassuringly rugged look on the side of the boots near the sole – a true marker of a handsewn boot.
We chose to stitch a leather sole with a square waist to give these bespoke hunting boots a classic style but added a rubber commando sticker sole to protect the foot from the worst of the elements.
We also added eyelets and some ski hooks towards the top of the facings to make tying them, easy.
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UPPERS: brown, grain calf by Freudenberg with bellows tongue, eyelets and ski hooks
LINING: straw coloured veg tanned calf by Tannery du Puy
MAKING: standard heel height; 3/8″ leather sole with sticker sole; storm welt; welted seat, natural finish