Combat Boots - Natural CXL Roughout

Combat Boots - Natural CXL Roughout

Regular price $980
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When John Lofgren sets out to build a pair of boots, he builds the most comfortable, highest quality boot he can. All of the work is done in Japan from start to finish, using the best leathers from around the world, Vibram soles, and John's own custom lasts.

The Lofgren Combat boot is their take on the classic perforated cap-toe military boot, an iconically handsome boot that doesn't sacrifice sturdiness or durability. Standing at 6" tall, with a classic combination of 4 (polished brass) eyelets and 3 matching speed hooks, they're built on the sleek Vibram 705 full sole (with matching Vibram 700 heel) - one of our favorite outsoles for its low profile and surprising blend of traction & durability.

Made from the reverse (roughout side) of Horween's CXL cowhide, an extremely sturdy and handsome leather that only gets better and better with time. Natural CXL is an extremely dynamic and (in our opinion underrated) leather - finished without any sort of dye applied, the leather starts out a light tan color and darkens over time, gaining a patina from light, moisture, and whatever else you may be walking through. Individual panels across the boots may begin as different hues of brown or tan, and will settle into a more uniform color with time and wear.

As far as leather goes, it's thick and sturdy, starting out noticeably stiff and requiring a few weeks of good wear to really break-in. After that, the leather begins to relax considerably, moulding to take the shape of the wearer's foot and softening at flex points to move more easily.

There's even more magic packed into the fit. Lofgren call these an E width, because they're plenty roomy throughout but we've found them to be pretty accommodating to almost everyone. We suggest still sizing these like most other Lofgren boots, and taking 0.5 size smaller than your brannock size. Over time, the footbed will collapse, taking the shape of your footstep, as the horsehide upper breaks in and conforms to the rest of your foot.

Choose 0.5 size smaller than your Brannock device size.

  • Built on the John Lofgren 120 Last
  • Natural CXL roughout from Horween
  • 4 brass eyelets + 3 speed hooks
  • Rolled ankle edge
  • Brown woven laces
  • 6" height
  • Vibram 705 sole + 700 heel combination
  • Perforated cap toe
  • Brown contrast stitching
  • Choose 0.5 size smaller than your Brannock device size
  • Made in Japan

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.


  • Bandanas, Patches, T-Shirts, Socks, & Hats - $5 via USPS First Class Mail
  • Curbside pickup: Free
  • 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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  • Before you purchase, please check the size charts we provide against your favorite garments.
  • Exchanges or returns for store credit will be accepted on full-price items within 14 days of delivery (as verified by courier)
  • Items sold on sale or discount are final sale, no returns or exchanges.
  • Items must be in original condition with all tags attached.
  • Items that have been washed, hemmed, altered, or excessively worn cannot be returned.
  • All return and exchange shipping costs are your responsibility
  • We will process all returns within 3 business days of receipt
  • Our team will acknowledge receipt and action take with your return
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For customers in the USA, please go to our returns portal at for any returns excluding leather jackets and footwear. There is no need to contact us directly once you initiate a return via the portal.

If you need to return or exchange a leather jacket or footwear, please e-mail Please include your order number and tell us if you'd like to make an exchange or return for store credit.

For international returns, e-mail Please include your order number and tell us if you'd like to make an exchange or return for store credit.

Size Guide

Built on the John Lofgren 120 Last

Need help with sizing? Contact us.

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

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