Engineer boots were first introduced around the 1930s, and were used primarily by train engineers to shield their shins from sparks. Adding a stove-pipe leg to the sole of an English riding boot, engineer boots were later adopted by motorcycle riders to protect against leg injuries and burns.
Phigvel's engineer boots are a truly refined take on the historic and rugged design of classic engineer boots. Phigvel's reinterpretation incorporates construction details inspired by various engineer boots from the designer's personal vintage collection with a more streamlined silhouette for a modern, elegant boot.
- Constructed from lightweight, extremely durable 2.5mm-2.8mm vegetable tanned hindquarter horsehide (including shell cordovan layer)
- Leather origin: Japan
- Base of leather is dyed black, then hand-painted with Phigvel's original dyes and oils
- Outsole made from tough "Benzu" cowhide, which comes from the thickest part of the hide
- Biltrite rubber heel with nylon cushion
- Goodyear welt construction allows for full resoling
- Shaft height: 10"
- Adjustable straps at ankle and top of shaft fastened with iron buckles
- Triple-stitching, double-stitching, and single-stitching used strategically for strength and durability
- Comes with custom metal toe-taps which can be screwed to the outsole for added durability
- These boots are stiff and tight-fitting when new, but will stretch and break in after about 2 weeks of wear
Made in Japan
NOTE: These boots run between 1/2 and one full size larger than standard shoe sizes. Please order 1/2 to one full size down from your normal size.