M-43 Boots - Black Horsebutt

M-43 Boots - Black Horsebutt

Regular price $1,125
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The grain texture of Shinki Horsebutt is highly variable, and will differ immensely from boot to boot. We cannot ensure your boots will have more or less grain than what is photographed as all pairs will be entirely unique. Caveat emptor.

The original M-43 service shoe that serves as the model for these was issued in 1943, with the rivetless version starting in 1944. The basic specifications for this boot were very simple. Composition sole, welted construction, natural combination-tanned rough-out cowhide, all built up on the Munson last with an unstructured toe. The goal was to have a cost-effective, durable shoe for all forms of combat conditions. Multiple variants popped up across the armed forces, including version for the Marines and the Navy, all with the same basic template.

Not sufficiently pleased making a simple reproduction, the Lofgren team have taken the M-43 and upgraded every aspect they can. Military grade eyelets, multiple rows of precise, high-SPI stitchwork, a completely unstructured toe, & USA-made Vibram 705 soles with 700 heels held on with a British-made 360 degree storm welt.

These are sewn up in an all black tea-core horsebutt from the Shinki Tannery in Japan, one of the premier horsehide tanneries in the world. Being a tea core leather, the black dye at applied to the hides does not fully penetrate the surface of the hides, leaving the flesh underneath undyed - over time, the black dye will wear and scuff off, revealing the brown core beneath.

This remarkable leather also features a glossy finish and a gorgeous grain texture that ranges from subtle to incredibly prominent. Unlike cowhide, horsebutt tends to roll rather than crease over time, giving them a more subtle and graceful aging process.

They are built around the same Munson last as used in the originals, which makes for a comfortable, supportive boot.

Choose 1 size smaller than your Brannock device size.

  • Built on the original Munson Last
  • Unlined Shinki black horsebutt
  • Tea core
  • Pronounced grain texture
  • Variable paneling
  • Leather midsole
  • 360 degree storm welt
  • Vibram 705 sole with 700 heel
  • Tonal brown eyelets
  • Brown edge stain
  • White contrast stitching
  • Choose 1 size smaller than your Brannock device size
  • Made In Japan

Built on the original Munson Last
Need help with sizing? Contact us.

  • Narrow and low volume feet:
    • 1 size smaller than Brannock
  • D-Width and average volume feet:
    • 1 size smaller than Brannock
  • E & EE-Width and high volume feet:
    • 0.5 size smaller than Brannock

Due to USPS service delays, we are shipping most USA orders via UPS Ground until further notice. If you prefer to have your order shipped with USPS, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.


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  • Orders $300 and over - Free shipping via UPS Ground
  • Orders under $300 - $12 shipping via UPS Ground
  • Expedited Shipping (1 - 2 business days) via UPS - $40


Canada Shipping - Orders under $400

  • USPS First Class (10 - 15 business days)  - $18
  • USPS Priority Mail (5 - 10 business days) - $35
  • DHL Express (2-3 business days) - $55

Canada Shipping - Orders over $400
DHL Express (1-3 business days) - $50

Rest of World Shipping
DHL Express (2-4 business days) - $55

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