John Lofgren

S&S x John Lofgren - Devil's Causeway Horsehide Engineer Boot


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The grain texture of Shinki Dark Cherry Horsehide 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.

Every great pair of footwear begins with a good last, and these start from a custom made last designed by John to give a 1950's silhouette to the boot (no toe bump, with a nice taper to the shape). This is the last used in all of his engineer boots, and it's incredibly comfortably from day one.

The upper is a Shinki horsehide, tanned in Japan, in a color they call "dark cherry". We picked it because it brings out all the character inherent in horsehide - scars, marks, grain variation and other features that would normally be hidden in the tanning process. Because of this, every single pair will be different and wear in differently. If you're looking for a smooth, consistent finish to your boots, these are not the right choice for you. 

The rest of the construction details are on par with that fantastic horsehide- Japanese steel shanks, British Goodyear welting, and brass-coated steel buckles made in Tokyo. Even the labels are made on shuttle looms. The Devil's Causeway's are also the only Lofgren Engineer boots fully lined through the shaft (as well as the toe).

All of this goodness is pulled together and turned into boots at one of the best (and exclusive) footwear factories in Japan near Sendai. It's a spectacularly nice facility, with every machine in excellent repair and perfect tune.

Choose 0.5 size smaller than your Brannock device size.

  • Highly variable leather, texture may differ from what is photographed here
  • Shinki Hikaku horsehide leather upper
  • John Lofgren 110 last
  • Exclusive to Standard & Strange
  • Fully lined with horsehide leather
  • Custom shuttle loomed labels
  • Brass-coated steel buckles
  • Custom John Lofgren lasts
  • USA-made Vibram 705 sole and 700 heel
  • Steel shanks
  • Goodyear storm welted
  • Approx. 12.5" height
  • 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 110 Last

Choose 0.5 size smaller than your Brannock device size.

Choose the same size as your Red Wing Iron Ranger or Alden Barrie last size.

Choose 0.5 size bigger than your Viberg 2030 last size.

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Expedited Shipping (1 - 2 business days) via UPS - $40

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USPS Priority Mail (5 - 10 business days) - $35
DHL Express (2-3 business days) - $55

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

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  • 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.
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