DRIFTER Collective


The 1943-FT Drifter Collective offers a variety of Grain Side and Flesh Side  Color-way options to choose from such as the DRIFTER, AKOTA RED, LEEROY and BOXCAR Boots. 

This series was developed for the individual who wanted the same cutting and shape from the 1943-FT LAST but with multiple Thread and Leather color options.

This uniquely handcrafted series offers an option for Hand Colored Ink Dyed Treatment or Straight Flesh Side Leather textures and was designed after a 1940s workwear Cap Toe boot and is completely hand built from the clients measurements from the 1943-FT (Flat Toe) Wooden Shoe Last replicating a look from a bye-gone era while engineering a fit for the future that offers a true level of comfort and style to accommodate all workwear and travel discoveries.


The 12 Iron Half-Soles are cut deeply into the feather line at the Waist and Breast of the Heel and stacked to create a Traditional shape with Jet Black oiled dyed edges that are treated and re-dyed reveling each layer of Leather with a different aging effect.


LAST: 1943-FT
LEATHER UPPERS: GRAIN SIDE or FLESH SIDE out (Natural or Roughout) WHICKETT & CRAIG 4 oz Full grain VEG-TANNED Leather, with Dark Brown interior (Grain side)


COLOR OPTIONS: Kustom Hand Dyed Ink Treatment




2. AKOTA RED- ROUGH-OUT Brick / Rust.


3. LEE ROY- FLESH SIDE Green / Rust.




THREAD: #207 Black, Gold or Red, Double stitched, Double row. 
TOP HEIGHT: 5 inches with (7) Antique Brass Eyelets.

HEEL: 1.25 inch Stacked Leather-Rubber combo.

HEEL COUNTERS: KREOSOTE signature XXX Back-curve Counters.

CAP TOE: Structured (4oz Leather Toe Puff)

IN-SOLE: Leather 10-11 Iron, Hand-cut Channel and Holdfast, Hand in-seam stitched 3/4 inch 360 degree Hand Welt, Steel Shank, with Veg Tanned Leather covered removable 1/8 inch bluecloud padded insole.
MID-SOLE: Leather 12 Iron 1/4 inch.



A. Leather Full Soles 8 mm.

B. Leather Half Soles 8mm.

C. Rubber Half Soles 8 mm.


OUTSOLE STITCHED: Gritzner Handcranked.


The Drifter Collective Boot has a 13 month waiting list.


After placing your purchase order, go to the Customer page on this site and view the Measurement guide Tech Info and then Direct Message Gabbard (info@kreosote.com) To communicate further about the measurement process procedures.




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