[Pre-order for June 2020 delivery] Combat Boot - Natural White Shadow Shell Cordovan
John Lofgren

SHIPS June - July 2020

Free USA Shipping on orders over $100


Orders close on February 29, 2020

Ships June - July 2020

This is a pre-order item.


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We've wanted to do a white shell cordovan for a very long time, which is impossible. However, last summer, we were at Shinki Hikaku tannery in Himeji, Japan for another project, and some magic happened. The owner, Nitta-san, pulled out a sample shell of an experiment he had been working on: a natural shell cordovan coated with a thick wax layer.

Over time, the white wax will wear off, exposing the natural shell, which will then darken to the expected caramel color. These will be in a constant state of evolution with wear. It's impossible to re-wax the boots and retain the white wax layer - the best thing to do is let the boots patina naturally.

The wax layer is easily scuffed, keep in mind these boots may have small marks on them when new. In time the rest of the wax will wear off in high abrasion areas.

The Combat Boot from John Lofgren has become one of our most popular boots, and for good reason. The build quality is phenomenal, and the fit is absolutely dialed. All of the work on the classic cap-toe military style boot is done in Japan from start to finish using Vibram soles and John's own custom last.

Choose 1 size smaller than your Brannock device size.

  • Built on the John Lofgren 120 Last
  • Natural 'White Shadow Shell Cordovan' leather from Shinki Hikaku tannery
  • White wax layer fades to reveal natural shell cordovan leather
  • 6" height
  • 4 eyelet + 3 speedhooks
  • Goodyear welted
  • Vibram 705 sole + 700 heel combination
  • American-made nickel eyelets and speedhooks
  • Choose 1 size smaller than your Brannock device size
  • Made in Japan

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.

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.


Our Oakland and Santa Fe stores are open for cubside pickup. View our curbside pickup info.

Due to USPS service delays, we are shipping 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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are only shipping international orders (except Canda) via DHL. We've had issues with USPS international shipments becoming lost in transit.

All orders over $500 will ship signature required. Please contact us if you need us to waive signature confirmation.

USA Orders

Curbside pickup: Free
Orders over $100 - Free shipping via UPS Ground
Orders under $100 - $8 shipping via UPS Ground
Expedited Shipping (1 - 2 business days) via UPS - $35

International Orders

Canada Shipping - Orders under $500
USPS First Class (10 - 15 business days)  - $15
USPS Priority Mail (5 - 10 business days) - $30
DHL Express (2-3 business days) - $40

Canada Shipping - Orders over $500
DHL Express (1-3 business days) - $40

Rest of World Shipping
DHL Express (2-4 business days) - $50

Starting October 1, 2019 we now require a restocking fee of $25 on all orders over $500 returned for a refund. The restocking fee does not apply to returns for store credit or exchange.

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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.

  • Returns will be accepted on full-price items within 14 days of delivery (as verified by courier)
  • Starting October 1, 2019 we now require a restocking fee of $25 on all orders over $500 returned for a refund. The restocking fee does not apply to returns for store credit or exchange.
  • Items sold on sale or discount are final sale, no returns or exchanges.
  • Items must be in original condition with all tags attached. Washed, hemmed, altered or burnt items 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
  • If you have questions at any time you can reach us at hello@standardandstrange.com or use our contact form, or phone us at 510-373-9696.