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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.