In our opinion, a good to-the-knee boot is an essential in any modern wardrobe. We can’t imagine starting the season without the right one. That said, we are all over the ‘Coal’ by Freebird by Steven. This artisan leather boot adjusts to about any calf width by tightening or looseing the leather laces in back. This is a pretty genius feature by Freebird, known for making boots that never go out of style. Each pair is hand-crafted by a small team of skilled cobblers in Mexico who have preserved the true artisanship and heritage of shoe-making Since the leather is distressed by hand your pair will vary slightly in color from this image (it is a good thing).
- Distressed leather upper
- Color is a taupe/grey shade
- Leather lining
- Leather sole
- Partial inside zipper
- Goodyear welt sole
- 2 1/2-inch heel, 17-inch shaft height (size 9)
- 16-inch calf circumference, fully extended, but adjusts down.
- Made in Mexico
Run true to size, if inbetween sizes, size up.
A Goodyear welted sole is a durable sole made of multiple layers of leather. These layers are fastened together by small cylindrical pieces of wood, individually hammered. This is a very time consuming and difficult process that only a master shoe maker can do well. This means that unlike many shoes and boots in the market, these boots are much more durable and can be resoled in their later years to last a lifetime .