JOHN LOFGREN BOOTMAKER
BADALASSI CARLO LEATHER
MADE IN JAPAN
Lot No. LK-003-GRIGIO
Ezo Shika are Japanese deer that live in Japan's northern Hokkaido region. Larger than all other Shika subspecies, this deer lives an extra rugged life in mostly snowy areas. For centuries the indigenous Ainu people have hunted them as a major food source and armorers incorporated the robust deerskin into samurai armor. Today deerskin can still be found being used in making kendo and kyudo bogu.
It is also a representative presence that can be said to be a masterpiece when talking about the John Lofgren brand.
The style is based on the design of engineer boots from the 1930-1940s, and Japanese craftsmen who have trained for many years have condensed traditional techniques into their works to create a sturdy and high-quality finish.
■ The material used is Minerva Liscio from Badarassi Carlo, Italy.Badarassi Carlo, located in the Tuscany region of Italy, is a tanner specializing in the production of vegetable tanned leather, which has been tanning leather in the region for over 40 years using a method called the bucket method, which is the best in the region. It is considered to be one of the tanners of.
The bucket manufacturing method is a traditional manufacturing method in which vegetable tannins are slowly soaked in and then tanned by repeating the process of adding oil and fattening. The number of craftsmen to inherit is decreasing, so the rarity is high.In addition, the detailed manufacturing method has not been made public, and it has been handed down in detail in the Tuscan Tanner.
The tasteful bucket-made leather gives off a beautiful undertone that fits too well into the boot design, and I am very much looking forward to aging.
John Lofgren Bootmaker Engineer Boots are based on careful examination of several pairs of vintage engineers from John's archive. Hours and hours of design, redesign, and more pattern adjustments and sample builds than anyone could possibly tally. The end result represents "Made in Japan" at its finest Epainstaking attention to detail, master craftsmanship. Our engineer boots stand as the masterpiece of the John Lofgren Bootmaker lineup, a boot that conveys the passion and commitment to excellence of our brand. These are the pinnacle of engineer boots.
Lot No. LK-XNUMX
Ezo Shika leather uppers
Heavy single, double and triple stitched sewing
Built on the John Lofgren XNUMX last
XNUMX" stacked woodsman heel, XNUMX" shaft
Color: Grigio (gray)
German made steel shanks
USA made Vibram 4 half soles and XNUMX heels
Country of production: Japan
※ Please understand that product delivery may be delayed during the manufacturing process.
There may be some scratches, wrinkles, and differences in color, but please enjoy it as the original design of the leather.We look forward to your understanding.