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By Appopintment Only.



Made to Measure (MTM) Boot  

(44 month waiting list)

Full Payment at time of Ordering.


This NINE dITCHES-FLESH 2023 Boot Design is the Second Version from the Project K 2020 FOLKLORE series and Features the Waxed or Un-Waxed options.


Inspired by a story from my families American Heritage Kinfolk Tales about one of my great Uncles that made a living traveling throughout the 1940s from town to town collecting souls as a card shark, unfortunately all roads come to an end and the local Undertaker found him in a ditch just outside town with the Nine of Spades in his front pocket.


The NINE dITCHES-FLESH Kustom built MTM Boot features a FLESH Side (Rough-OuT) Grain from the American based "Wickett and Craig Tannery" of Pennsylvania established in 1867.


The Harness Drum-dyed, Full grain FLESH side (Rough-OuT) veg tanned hide for this boot is unique because of its ability to resemble a type of leather that was used locally by German-American shoemakers throughout the Kentucky hill country back in the 1930s.  
The original Natural color Hide takes a twice Dyed JET Black Oil Ink Treatmentand is offered in a Waxed or Un-Waxed Rough-Out bringing out the properties in the grain on this hide are exceptional to work with, achieving a shorter overall break in time in as the Black Walnut patina ages revealing the grain underneath.


The 12 Iron Half-Soles are cut deeply into the feather line edge at the Waist to the Breast of the Heel.  A uniquely Straight Cut and "Beveled Spoon Edge" Heel are stacked to create a Traditional Profile with Jet Black oiled dyed edges that are treated and re-dyed reveling each layer of Leather with a different aging Grey-Ash effect. 


Every aspect of this boot build is uniquely technical and follows traditional European shoemakers methods, the clients personal outlined foot tracing and width measurements are required for boot.



LEATHER UPPERS: Wickett & Craig Harness \ Russet Natural veg tanned 5 oz Rough-Out (FLESH-Side)

COLOR: Natural / Russet HAND DYED Treatment: Red Interior+Jet Black Walnut Dye Exterior Finish.


A) Waxed

B) RaW Un-Waxed 


LENGTH: Kustom

THREAD: Bonded 138 BLACK

EDGE COLOR TREATMENT: Ash Black-Grey or Natural (Hand Dyed)

TOP HEIGHT: 5 inch with 7 Jet Black Brass Eyelets.

HEEL COUNTER: KREOSOTE signature XXX Back-curve Heel Counters.

LACE: Full-grain Flat cut 7 oz leather.

TOE PUFF: Structured (3oz Leather) 

IN-SOLE: Leather 10-11 Iron, Hand-cut Channel / Holdfast, Hand Welted In-seam stitched 360 degree Welt, with Full-grain Leather covered removable 1/8 inch Blue-cloud padded Insert.

SHANK: Metal

LEATHER FULL MID-SOLE: Veg Tanned 10 mm (1/4 inch) 

HALF SOLE: Rubber HALF SOLE (1/4 inch) 

OUT SOLE STITCHED: One Row-Gritzner Hand-crank.

HEEL: BEVELED  Leather stacked 1 inch.


All of KREOSOTE Boots are Kustom Built (MTM) Made to Measure from the Clients personal foot calculations.


New Clients will need to  schedule a phone appointment to discuss  all the Kustom (MTM) Made to Measure details at that time the website will be opened for the Client to place the purchase order.

For complete details  go to the Customer page on this site and view the Measurement guide Tech Info and then Direct Message,  Gabbard ( to chat via email  further about the measurement process procedures and Ordering process.


Thank you.





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