Check out these Commando boots that cost the amount of your rent, from boot-making gods Crockett & Jones – the Grizedale 228 in Bronze Oil Sides and Shannon 378 Oak Wax Hides. Sure, they’re spenny, but they’re guaranteed to last a lifetime with proper care. And, if you’re going to grab some once-in-a-lifetime boots, better to cop some that you really love and will want to wear forever. I can see these pairing well with 100% of what we cover here at Heddels, so don’t be scared, you can definitely make these work. Both pairs are absolutely packed with details, as you’d expect from a DR collab, and both are Goodyear welted with Commando soles.
The Grizedale 228, in Bronze Oil Sides, doesn’t look bronze. It’s more of a natural tan, but you can bet your ass that with time (and some sun-tanning) that it’ll be nice and bronze someday. Details include a waterproof vamp, bellows tongue, aged brass eyelets, contrasting laces, leather heel pull on the back stack, and stylish stitching on the upper.
The Shannon, made on Crockett & Jones’ 378 last, is a nice rich red-hued brown color, which you might already own, but with this construction? Nuh-uh. Details include split-toe apron, contrasting stitching, tonal laces, and the ability to command priority in your footwear selection for years to come.
Both are completely handcrafted in England and available for $725 at Division Road