Desert Boots - Sand
John Lofgren


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John Lofgren has a personal story about these - British-made desert boots were his dad's favorite footwear in the 1950's, and his own favorites in the 1980's. He wanted a more robust, completely ethical, and better made version, and being John Lofgren, he went and made his own.

These feature Japanese-tanned cow suede, genuine crepe soles, and a stitchdown construction. The stitchdown construction is part of the legendary comfort of the desert boot, allowing the shoe to mold completely to your foot. Double-needle stitching has been added to high-stress areas of the boots for greater longevity.

Take your same size in the John Lofgren Engineer Boot, Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger or Alden Barrie last; go a half size larger than the John Lofgren M-43, Donkey Puncher or Combat Boots or Alden TruBalance last.

  • Japanese cow suede upper
  • Stitchdown construction
  • Double-stitching on high-wear areas
  • Crepe soles
  • Choose your John Lofgren Engineer Boot size, or half size larger than the M-43, Donkey Puncher or Combat Boots. Choose your same size in Alden Barrie or Red Wing Heritage.
  • Made in Japan

    USA Orders:

    In-store pickup: Free
    Socks/Bandannas - free shipping
    Orders over $150 - free shipping
    Orders under $150 - flat rate of $8 shipping

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    Canada Shipping - Orders over $500
    DHL Express (1-3 business days) - $30

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    USPS Priority Mail (5 - 8 business days) - $35
    DHL Express (2-4 business days) - $40

    Rest of World Shipping - Orders over $500
    DHL Express (2-4 business days) - $30

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