Ludlow Boot - Timber Horsebutt

Ludlow Boot - Timber Horsebutt

Regular price $1,055
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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.

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 only the highest quality leathers, Vibram soles, and John's own custom lasts.

Built on the same last as the John Lofgren Combat Boots, these are a sleeker, plain toe officer-style boot. Using the same swooping backstay as the Combat Boots, these (uniquely) feature a flat welt and all-eyelet closure, in addition to their plain toe. Overall, these cut a slightly lower, more subtle profile without sacrificing any of the sturdiness or heft of a Lofgren boot. 

These are sewn up in Timber brown horsebutt from the Shinki Tannery in Japan, one of the premier horsehide tanneries in the world. This remarkable leather 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 stand on the Vibram 430 sole and heel combo, a low-profile sole with a plush and discreet lug pattern underneath. Offering great traction and comfort without adding visual bulk, they are a favorite for both city and country.

Choose 1 size smaller than your Brannock device size.

  • Highly variable leather, texture may differ from what is photographed here
  • Built on the John Lofgren 120 Last
  • Shinki Timber brown horsebutt leather
  • 6" height
  • 7 eyelets
  • Goodyear welted
  • Plain toe
  • Vibram 430 sole and heel combination
  • American-made brass eyelets
  • Choose 1 size smaller than your Brannock device size
  • Made in Japan

Built on the John Lofgren 120 Last

Choose 1 size smaller than your Brannock device size.

Choose 0.5 size smaller than your Red Wing Iron Ranger or Alden Barrie last size.

Choose the same size as your Viberg 2030 last size.

If your feet run wider than D width, choose a half size larger than our recommendation above.

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

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, 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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