Now back in stock, our collaboration with Wolverine on their classic 1000 Mile Boot. The Wolverine 1000 Mile shoe was created in a time when men were looking for authentic craftsmanship and footwear that would last. Advertised as comfortable enough to “give you 1,000 miles of wear,” the shoe became a wardrobe staple for men of the 20th century.
Based on Wolverine’s archival pattern, the 1000 Mile Boot is designed to meticulously replicate the original. Made in Horween’s natural Chromexcel with single leather soles, they’re Goodyear Welted to last years. Best of all, they’re made in America, just like the original.
Our pair is made in natural chromexcel by another one of America’s greats, Horween. Available only at Leffot.
Features: Natural Chromexcel, Single Leather Soles
We’ve just added a new color of our shell cordovan Bleecker Belt made by Kreis. This time around we’ve made it in bourbon, which is an excellent match to our Edward Green Dukes in whiskey shell. As always, this is genuine Horween shell cordovan.
We’ve also restocked all sizes in our other colors: black, color 8, and mocca. Kreis has been crafting leather goods in Germany since 1963. There aren’t many shell belts around these days, and Kreis makes them as good as they get.
Features: Color 8 Shell Cordovan, 35mm Wide, Brushed Nickel Buckle
Bleecker belt, bourbon shell
You are cordially invited to join us on May 13 and 14 for Hiro Yanagimachi’s first North American trunk show. He will be taking orders for made-to-order and made-to-measure. A variety of samples will be on hand, as well as fitting shoes so you can determine your size.
Hiro offers a line with machine-stitched soles, as well as a fully handmade line. You’ll be able to create a shoe from over 45 models and 50 leathers. Fit and pattern modifications are also available. For more information about his offerings, as well as pricing, see this post on his website.
Since 1999, Hiro has been making hand-welted bespoke shoes in the English tradition. Trained at the London Cordwainers College, he learned the techniques and culture of bespoke shoemaking at places such as John Lobb.
In 2012 he began offering a made-to-order line, and until recently has focused on making shoes for local customers in Japan. This trunk show will be the first time he’s offered his MTO and MTM program to the North American market.
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The other day, our friend Justin FitzPatrick featured a pair of bespoke brogues that belong to our owner, Steven Taffel, on his blog. Read what he had to say:
A full brogue has a lot of hole punching on it. And it’s interesting to think that a model adopted from a shoe that used to let water go through, found in the marshlands of Scotland has become such a staple piece in dress footwear. And yet its funny that people will be afraid to wear a navy blue shoe yet will wear a shoe that has holes everywhere. Collective societal thinking is an interesting thing. But now you add even more brogueing on the facing of the shoe, make it burgundy and boom, you have the mother of all brogues as it just takes it that one step further yet adds the twist of a u-cap that really takes it to the top level. And while it is a lot of brogueing on one shoe, no one can deny its beauty. Now the question is are we going to see Mr. Steven Taffel, the proud owner of them (and shop Leffot), wearing them on his Instagram account??
Suede isn’t as delicate as you may have heard. In fact it’s quite resilient and easy to clean. We recommend Saphir’s Omni’nettoyant, which works like a shampoo for suede, working into a lather and cleaning deep into the nap. It’s strong enough to clean thoroughly but gentle enough not to damage the leather. It’s important to care for your shoes, and suede is no exception.