Clinch Boots

Hi-Liner Boots - Black Overdyed Latigo - CN Wide Last

$1,830

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Clinch is made by BRASS, one of the first high-end shoe repair shops to open in Japan, owned and operated by Minoru Matsuura. They quickly evolved from shoe repair; to re-lasting to their custom lasts; to building incredible footwear around their custom lasts. 

These lasts are where the magic is. Most modern lasts are optimized for mass-production. Wider, straighter, easier to pump through a production line, and easier to fit every single person into. Clinch's lasts start narrow, with a tight fit and a lot of contours to them, much like the lasts of the early 20th century. We chose their CN Wide Last, which is more suited to western feet than their standard last.

The shape of the last dictates the careful construction of the boot. The insole is soaked, then molded to the bottom of the last. From there, the boot is build around that insole. Every step of the hand-sewn welting process is done by hand, except for sewing on the outsoles, a task best done by machine.

The leather on these boots is a vegetable-tanned Latigo from Wickett & Craig (check out the process here). This process is time-intensive, and takes far longer than a chrome-tan, but the results are worth the weight. The hides are brought to Japan for hand-dying and finishing. The Highliner starts as dark-green, almost teal color; and wears down to a green finish from this hand-dying process.

There are 6 eyelets, 6 speedhooks, and a final pair of eyelets to lock everything in place on these boots. They sit on a reproduction O'Sullivan heel with a channeled leather sole. The channeling is done by hand, and prevents premature wear on the stitching that holds the sole to the welt.

The rest of the materials are of equally high quality. Brass hardware, welts, and nails all come from Japan; the soling leathers come from the best tanneries in the world; and the heels are custom-made just for Clinch.

The combination of carefully selected hides, truly hand-built construction, and unique lasts creates a boot that is as close to vintage as possible but with all the advantages of modern materials. 

For a really deep dive into the brand, check out this detailed article on Stitchdown.

  • Wickett & Craig vegetable-tanned Latigo leather
  • Hand-dyed in Tokyo
  • Hand-sewn welted construction
  • 12 1/4" shaft height
  • 1 1/8" heel height
  • 6 eyelets, 6 speedhooks, and one final set of eyelets
  • Custom brass hardware from Japan
  • Nails from Japan
  • Welting from Japan
  • O'Sullivan's reproduction heels
  • Leather soles
  • CN Wide last
  • Resoleable and rebuildable
  • Unstructured toebox
  • Hand-made in Tokyo

We reference Brannock sizing for our footwear. The Brannock Device is the standard foot measuring tool for the world's footwear industry. Most better quality footwear stores will have one.

If you have any questions about sizing - or are unsure of your size - please contact us before ordering.

Built on the CN-WIDE Last
The CN Wide last fits slightly roomier than the CN-S last, though still fitting snugly from the waist to heel, with a fairly low instep. This highly specialized last can be made to fit comfortably in multiple sizes depending on the wearer's foot and preference.
  • Narrow and low volume feet:
    • 0.5 size smaller than Brannock
    • Same size as Brannock (you may need to use insoles, thick socks, or both) for a more relaxed fit
    • D-Width and average volume feet:
      • 0.5 size smaller than Brannock for a snug fit
      • Same size as Brannock (you may need to use insoles, thick socks, or both) for a more relaxed fit
    • E & EE-Width and high volume feet:
      • Same size as Brannock for a snug fit.
      • 0.5 size larger than Brannock (you may need to use insoles, thick socks, or both) for a more relaxed fit

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    USA Orders

    PPE and Bandannas under $100 - $3 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

    International Orders

    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

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    DHL Express (1-3 business days) - $50

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

    We want you to be comfortable shopping with us online without being able to touch the product. 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, excessively worn, set aflame or touched by a private equity firm 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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