Harpur Ladies Boot
The Harpur ladies boot is a rare example of our bespoke shoe making for women.
When we opened our bespoke shoe service at James Purdey and Son in Mayfair, we made several sample hunting shoes and boots for our male customers, but a few of the women we spoke to asked where are the equivalent for them. So we made these lovely winter boots, ideal for keeping you warm while enjoying your field sports.
We used a beautiful plum Italian veg tanned leather with a heavy 2mm substance which looks fabulous but is also robust enough to keep your ankles warm, helped by the stylish rabbit fur cuff. This leather is from Italy and is tanned with natural vegetable tanning agents which give it a greater depth and interest. It will age beautifully with a little variation in colour to give a vintage effect. We have polished it with black polish to heighten this effect.
We included a bellows tongue for weather proofing and a thick insole for inner protection which allows the exterior sole to remain light and elegant. Of course we can add a rubber sole for those customers who need a little more protection from the elements
- UPPERS: plum veg tanned leather and rabbit fur
- LINING: black glace kid
- MAKING: 1.5″ heel; 1/4″ sole; black finish throughout; bevelled waist
We think the Harpur ladies boot is a noble addition to our bespoke work. We hope you do too.
These are the hunting shoes we made for our James Purdey and Son bespoke collection