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.