KREOSOTE

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The KREOSOTE Boot Series are all built following a Traditional European  Shoemakers construction method.

 

  The upper templates consisting of the Vamp, Quarters, Counters,

Bellows Tongue, and Cap Toe are all hand cut using Full-grain leather and double stitched in double rows with a 1940s hand-cranked long arm stitcher. This technique requires more time 

but guarantees a tighter and more durable stitch-line.

 

  Counters...

The KREOSOTE signature XXX Back-Curve is not only a unique aspect to the boots design looks but it provides structural support using a reverse saddle seam and NINE separate pieces of leather to the interior construction of the Heel Counter allowing relief of tension to the Achilles arch-line. 

  Structured Toe Box...

Preparing the Upper Toe is Traditional method that takes 2 or more hours to perfect the sizing, cutting, shaping, and molding of the leather Toe Puff to fit the boot box perfectly. There are several Ounce Weights of Veg-tanned leather to choose from and it's a highly regarded procedure here around here to apply Traditional European Shoemakers skills on every boot built cause a sharp profile says it all.

  Hold-Fast...

Connecting the tops to the Veg Tanned leather bottoms, I use 11 Iron insoles that a Traditional HOLD-FAST / CHANNEL are carefully hand cut and shaped to prepare the 360 degree Inseam stitched Welt with Waxed thread around the boot. This again taking more time...  about 4 to 5 hours but being the best way to attach the uppers to the bottoms and making the soles re-sole-able when needed.

 

  Shank...

Developing a smooth walk with a thick soled boot requires a properly placed Metal Shank and perfectly shaped leather Shank supports and Arch-Cover, then cork and leather filler are cemented to the Insole underside at the Heel to the Waist of the sole giving the Spring-toe a nice roll to the walkers stride.

 

  Out Sole...

The 12 Iron Veg-Tanned Leather Outsole is then Stitched either 270 / 360 degrees to the Welt of the boot with a vintage "Gritzner" Hand-Cranked out sole stitcher and the optional rubber sole can be added to the Mid-sole with various tread patterns available.

 

  Heel Base...

A leather Rand is then attached 

with 10 small wooden nail pegs before the 5/8 inch single stacked leather Heel base is attached with metal nails in the final constructing of a 1 inch Heel.

 

  Edge Work...

The boots are then finished with antique Wire-edging tools and a light cream and wax is rubbed into the leather giving the boot a waterproofed natural finish.

  Gabbard of KREOSOTE

request that all clients read through the "Customer" section for further 

Foot Outline Tracing measurements

and general sizing info. 

 

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