Islay, our no nonsense country-going, full brogue derby boot with well-known roots in cinematic annals. Its robust storm-welts, high leg design, speed hooks and bold broguing speak of a boot that’s stood, and is still standing the test of time. A unique version, featuring our made in England, Ridgway rubber sole and contract notched storm welt, this limited edition could possibly be the best yet!
Horween's Zug Grain is a heavy weight leather from steer hides that once graced a famous style in our collection, the VELDT. Oxblood Zug is tanned using traditional methods that Horween are most famous for. The word Zug itself, dates back over 100 years and refers to a leather and print that was tanned in Switzerland. Since then, many tanneries have picked up on the type of raw material and the traditional tanning process required to produce this remarkable leather. Its handle is thick, tough and extremely hardwearing. Horween’s Zug Grain is a robust leather that requires considerable breaking in, but once it has moulded to your foot, this is a leather that will last for decades.
- Fitting: E (Standard)
- Last: 365
- Sole: Ridgeway Rubber
Preorder Production Begins:
The Preorder Process
How it works
THE SELECTION: Each season, will see a curated selection of limited editions released. These will form an offering of rare and unique styles.
TIMESCALE: Every preorder product is available to purchase for a designated period of time only, usually 1 month. Once that period of time has elapsed, as illustrated by a count-down timer found on your product of choice, it will be consigned to the archives once again…
INTO THE FACTORY: A production order will then be raised with our factory and many skilled hands will go to work! Production time is usually 16 weeks depending on the time of year, and each customer will be given regular updates, receiving imagery of your shoes or boots during the production process.
PRICING: Preorders are paid for in advance to guarantee a product slot, but we have kept pricing in line with our ready-to-wear collections, with no ‘special order’ premium being charged. The ‘Preorder Collection’ will be available to purchase via our website only.
Horween's Zug Grain is a heavy weight leather from steer hides that once graced a famous style in our collection, the VELDT. Oxblood Zug is tanned using traditional methods that Horween are most famous for.
This famous sole has been produced by the Harborough Rubber Company in the UK since the early 1900’s. Under their famous ‘Dainite’ brand of soles, the Ridgway sole was originally renowned for walking or marching long distances on tougher terrain.
REAL PEOPLE WITH SKILLED HANDS
The manufacture of high quality Goodyear welted shoes remains labour-intensive, requiring a highly skilled workforce to carry out more than 200 separate operations. It gives the shoes an exceptional degree of strength, durability and comfort in wear.