A Serious Boot

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We're making a super serious boot and you can pre-order now.

We're just completing production of our first batch, but you're welcome to pre-order for our second batch, which should arrive in May or June.  


A SERIOUS BOOT is the union between our usual, supple leather upper, and Vibram's most classic rubber sole - the Carramoto - consummated with a Goodyear welt for strength, durability and ease of sole replacement.  

It has a "proper" heel - you'll be 2.6cm taller than your bare feet, a whole 1.3cm taller than in our classic DAS BOOT, and generally a lot further from the ground, with cork filling between midsole and outsole making for warmer feet in the depths of winter. 

Speaking of which, this boot has been designed with weather in mind. All the weathers really. The Vibram Carrarmato sole was originally designed to increase safety for Swiss mountaineers, but it's truly an all-terrain sole which has seen service in the jungle and desert, as much as on snowy heaths and rocky slopes. This is an all-year-round boot; construction of the leather upper is identical to our breathable-when-it-needs-to-be, warm-when-it's-cold, calfskin-lined, full grain upper DAS BOOTs. 

It has a slower comfort than our usual boots; the sturdy construction and thicker soles are less flexible at first, compared to what you might have ordered from us in the past; so you may need to break them in. And they are a good deal heavier than our other boots. But many feet feel instantly at home and, even if takes some adjustment, it's worth it for the extreme comfort that will ultimately follow, and the lofty, solid, protected feeling of elegant superness and general proper bootedness. 
 
The shoes are handmade in a small atelier outside Porto, and their Goodyear welt is perhaps the most exciting departure from of our past construction methods. It's quite complex to explain (we tried at the bottom of this page)*. But rest assured that Goodyear Welted construction is reassuringly expensive and time consuming, requires highly skilled craftsmanship and, after 160 years, is still considered one of the finest methods of shoe construction today.

For now, we're offering A SERIOUS BOOT in black oily bull leather, with a choice of...

  • black welt and black leather outsole (rubber part of outsole will be black)
  • tan welt and tan leather outsole (rubber part of outsole will be black)

We're testing two bull leathers - one more matt and smooth, one with a slightly more natural grain - the best performer will get the job. We'll let you know which has won closer to the time. 

All sizing will be similar to our ATHEIST Shoe sizing.  

 

* "Goodyear welt construction" involves stitching the upper leather, lining leather and welt (a specially prepared strip of leather) to the ribbing that has already been bonded to the insole as an attach-point for the midsole and outsole. The space enclosed by the welt is then filled with cork (for breathability and cushioning), and the leather outsole is both cemented and stitched to the welt, before the rubber outsole is cemented to the leather outsole. The final stitch is between the welt and the outsole, a stitch that can be cut through enabling complete removal of the sole without causing damage to the upper.

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Begin by finding out the length of your foot in cm (see the graphic below on how to do that), then calculate your European size, according to this formula:

SIZE = 1.5 X (FOOT LENGTH IN CM + 1.5)

That means, if your foot length is 28.5cm, you should add 1.5, to give you 30. Then multiply 30 by 1.5, to give you a European Shoe Size of 45 (assuming you don't have a very wide foot, in which case you might want to consider going up one size to 46).

For a more detailed breakdown, see our size guide page. Or email us (hello@atheistberlin.com) with any sizing questions you might have.

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Linda

These are fantastic boots. I get a lot of UV compliments. There was no break-in period for me and I have picky feet. All Atheist shoes have been great right out of the box, and these boots were no exception