Griffin 8.5" Plain Toe Boots - Black Horsebutt

Griffin 8.5" Plain Toe Boots - Black Horsebutt

Regular price $1,040
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Rolling Dub Trio are produced in small batches from the Tokyo-based "The Boots Factory", the name of the production wing of RDT. Inspired by vintage styles, Rolling Dub Trio designs are unique, featuring inspired twists and always using the highest quality materials on the market.

Utilizing old world construction methods, from two-row stitchdown to 360 flat welts, Rolling Dub Trio footwear is built not only to last, but to be fully rebuildable and recraftable over time. Featuring heavy, precise stitchwork and cleanly cut uppers - Rolling Dub Trio's footwear is as handsome as it is strong and comfortable.

Built on a custom modified version of the classic Munson last (called the J-Munson-N last), the Griffin is an excellent option for those not interested in the heavy-duty perforated cap toe of the Roots Boots. The otherwise fairly similar silhouette is still a knockout, with a logger heel, sleek rounded toe, and low profile sole. This edition stands at an elegant 8.5" height, giving them a sleek and stately impression.

The leather is serious - Italian tea core horsebutt, hand-selected and then given a final oil treatment in Japan before being cut and sewn into boots. The leather is quite stiff initially, but over time will relax as it breaks in and takes the shape of your foot. The expertly selected horsebutt will form appealing rolls as it wears in, differing from the more tight creases that aged cowhide will develop.

They're finished with tonal antiqued brass hardware, a combination of 4 eyelets and 5 speed hooks with one final top eyelet, all of which close up with rawhide laces. They stand on custom "THE BOOTS FACTORY" rubber cork outsoles and heels, and feature a full kip leather lining.

These are built on a modified Munson Last with a standard D-width, for the best fit, we suggest going down 1 full size from Brannock. If you have particularly wide feet, you may only need to size down 0.5 from Brannock.

  • Black Italian horsebutt leather
  • Tea core
  • Italian kip lining
  • Custom modified Munson last
  • Gusseted tongue
  • Oil finish
  • 8.5" height
  • Goodyear flat welt
  • The Boots Factory rubber outsole
  • Tonal midsole & heel stack
  • The Boots Factory heel
  • Plain toe
  • Tonal hardware
  • 4 eyelets & 3 speed hooks
  • Pull tab at heel
  • Custom labels
  • Made in Japan

Built on Rolling Dub Trio's J-Munson-N last, a modified Munson last with a D-width, standard fit, and a slightly tapered forefoot.
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.


  • 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.

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