The desert boot has been a classic in men’s footwear since it first started to hit the market in the early 1950s. These stylish boots originate from South Africa during the time British Army was fighting against Rommel in World War II. Originally the South Africans wanted their shoemakers to find a replacement to their own worn- out veldtschoens. The Egyptian craftsmen came up with a boot that had a supple suede upper and solid crepe soles that were not only stylish, but also much more comfortable, compared to the other shoes of the day, and were very easy to maintain.
The Strayhorn draws upon the same timeless aesthetic of the desert boot but with the added benefits of modern day refinements. By replacing the crepe sole, know to become extremely slippery in wet conditions, with a modern cupsole we’ve taken the next step in improving on the comfort and performance of the desert boot, while also allowing the injection of color.
Whether rain or shine, the Strayhorn updates a familiar silhouette with a quiet confidence in shape and function. These mid-tops lend an air of charm with a splash of sophistication, never missing a beat.
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