BEATNIK: Available June 1,2021
The BEATNiK monk-boot was re-released for orders on June 1,2021 and was originally inspired by a group of writers, poets and artist who walked the streets of every city across America guided by an influential Era of cultural expression and discovery.
Using one of my favorite 1944 round toe wooden LAST, I modified and re-shaped with leather and wood filler to create this one of a kind Squared Toe Monk-Boot shape.
Constructing the Heel Counter with a hand stitch open Saddle-seam exposing the 6 ply natural Bees waxed thread to create a most unique profile shape and lining the interior boot with a Sky Blue 2 oz calf skin leather liner that shows through the saddle seams.
Two color options are offered in this Wickett & Craig 5 oz Leather uppers that patina over time and become a reminder of your experiences explored.
The 12 Iron outsoles are stacked to create a 1940s Half-sole cutting and are lightly stained using a hand rubbed vitamin E oil to the edges.
Every aspect of this boot build is uniquely technical and follows Traditional European shoemakers methods.
LEATHER UPPERS: Wickett & Craig 5 oz Smooth (Grain Side)
*COLOR: Two options (Rusty Brown) or Jet Black)
LINER: Cobalt-Blue 2 oz Calfskin.
WIDTH: C,D,E (Kustom)
THREAD: Bonded 207 Gold
TOP HEIGHT: 4.5 inch with the MYG signature XXX Back-curve Heel Counters and solid brass Gold colored Buckle with Strap.
SQUARE TOE: Structured (4oz Leather Toe Puff)
IN-SOLE: Leather 10-11 Iron Veg-Tanned, Hand-cut Channel / Holdfast, Hand in-seam stitched 3/4 inch 360 degree Welt, with Full-grain Leather covered removable 1/8 inch blue-cloud padded insole.
SHANK: Steel with Leather shank and Arch supports.
MID-SOLE: FULL SOLE / Veg Tanned 11-12 Iron (1/4 inch)
HALF SOLE / Veg Tanned 11-12 Iron (1/4 inch)
HALF SOLE / Rubber
OUTSOLE STITCHED: Gritzner Handcranked.
HEEL: Leather stacked 1 inch.