The 1943-FT Drifter Collective offers a variety of Flesh Side (Rough-out) or Grain Side (Smooth) Color-way options to choose from such as the DRIFTER, AKOTA RED 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 series offers a varity of Hand Colored Ink Dyed Treated Leather textures and was designed after a 1940s workwear Cap Toe boot and is completely hand built from the clients measurements around 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 Leather 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.
LEATHER UPPERS: WHICKETT & CRAIG 5 oz Full grain VEG-TANNED LATIGO Leather.
(Natural Colored Base)
FLESH SIDE out- (Roughout)
GRAIN SIDE out- (Smooth)
COLOR OPTIONS: Kustom Hand Dyed Ink Treatment
1. DRIFTER-Natural. (Roughout)
2. AKOTA RED-Brick / Rust. (Roughout)
4. BOXCAR-Brown. (Flesh side)
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 (3oz 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 10 mm.
B. Leather Half Soles 10mm.
C. Rubber Half Soles 10 mm. (Dr.SOLES) #1090
OUTSOLE STITCHED: Gritzner Handcranked.
The Drifter Collective Boot has a 26 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) To communicate further about the measurement process procedures.