Product Description

Introducing our customer favorite NST Boot, a versatile and casual choice Goodyear Welted on the comfortable HOK last, this time in the rare Olive Shinki Hikaku Shell cordovan.

The HOK is a voluminous last, featuring a wide ball tread, providing superior comfort to the wearer. It is our most forgiving & comfortable boot last so far, without losing a bit of style. Providing excellent support while retaining a snug heel control so that the foot remains in place avoiding any slippage or sliding-forward to within the boot. That is due to the newly redesigned & enhanced backpart. We do recommend to wear the same size as the HIRO or RUI lasts, for a more relaxed fit, or going down half a size for a more close cut fit. Also suitable for customers in need of a wide fit.

This very limited Meermin Shell Cordovan boots are made, using the Shell Cordovan handmade by our friend over at Shinki Hikaku Tannery, a family owned tannery in Himeji in the heart of Japan, following ancient methods. Full vegetable tanned made following a 10 month process where every shell is pit tanned, naturally air dried & glazed by hand in order to achieve its very transparent & characteristic finish. That is a quite long process, but the result its totally worth it.

Shoes made with this beautiful leather are made to last & get more confortable over the time. Shoes with this precious leather will develop a deep patina over the time, that will add its very own special character. Unfortunately nowadays, Shell Cordovan quantities are very restricted and because of that, these runs are extremely limited.

Finished with a beautiful handsewn upper & completed with a oak bark tanned Joh Rendenbach leather sole with a close channel sole stitch.

Properly made. Quality Radically affordable.

Specification
  • Construction Goodyear welted
  • Upper leather Shell cordovan
  • Tannery Shinki hikaku (japan)
  • Last Hok
  • Uk fitting E (medium)
  • Sole Jr leather
  • Lining Du puy veg tan calf
  • Insole Vegetable tanned leather
  • shoes
    Shinki Shell in Olive. As unique as versatile.

    A unique casual boot that will only get better & better with age. A unique shade for a unique material that is truly hard not to love.

    This Boots are sturdy enough to last a lifetime if properly taken care of. As the rest of our shoes, these Norwegian Split Toe Boots are Goodyear Welted, and more specifically for this style using our storm welt. Thicker & specially designed to fit better our most voluminous lasts as the HOK, for a more casual & flatter look.

    The HOK is one of our newest additions to our last Collection & it has been very well received among our most discerning customer, because of its comfortable & supporting fit. 

    Made using vegetable tanned leather insoles, fully calf leather lined & fitted with the oak bark tanned Joh Rendenbach leather soles.

    Needless to say that, when the time comes, this boot is fully recraftable.