Y'2 Leather

Work Boot - Indigo Horse (IS-02)


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Beyond their selection of exceptional leather jackets, Y'2 also produce their own line of footwear, utilizing the same incredible leathers and skilled craftspeople as their jackets. Wanting to properly represent their unique lineup, we ordered these gorgeous blue horsehide work boots, made from Y'2's indigo-dyed horsehide leather.

Dyeing leather with indigo is actually quite a difficult process, it's something that's easy to get not quite right, and even easier to mess up completely. The tannery that developed this rich and consistent indigo dye came upon the recipe after years of trial and error. As the process to dye horsehide is very different from the process of dying cotton, you can expect this indigo leather to act a bit differently over time than your favorite pair of jeans.

Over time, the horsehide will lighten up in areas of high wear, fading to a lighter shade of blue. Don't go expecting this thing to ever go hot blue though, the color will remain mostly consistent throughout, as the dye has a much more stable bond with the leather than it ever forms with a cotton thread. You also won't have to worry about accidentally getting indigo all over things, which is a plus for sure.

Outside of that, these are a classic and handsome heritage style boot, with a rounded and unstructured toe, 270 degree storm welt, and polished brass hardware. They stand on our favorite, the Vibram 705 half sole & heel combo - a world class pairing in terms of traction, durability, and sleekness.

Over time, these will develop a completely unique and wholly remarkable patina. Once the soles wear down, these can be rebuilt by any trusted cobbler, giving you years and years to enjoy them.

Choose 0.5 size smaller than you Brannock size for the best fit. Expanded sizing information available in the sizing tab.

  • Y'2 indigo horsehide leather
  • Single row 270 degree storm welt
  • Full leather lining
  • Vibram 705 half sole + heel
  • 6 brass eyelets + 2 speed hooks
  • Rounded heel counter
  • Tonal woven laces
  • Unstructured toe
  • Rebuildable and recraftable
  • Choose 0.5 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.

These are a very classic and standard heritage boot fit. The last shape is reminiscent of the Viberg 2030, with its slightly pointed, almond-shaped toe and unstructured vamp. These fit slightly smaller than the Viberg 2030 last however, and we have had the most success taking 0.5 size smaller than our Brannock measurement, similar to most styles from Red Wing Heritage, or the Alden Barrie last.

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  • C-Width and low volume feet:
    • 0.5 size smaller than Brannock
  • D-Width and average volume feet:
    • 0.5 size smaller than Brannock
  • E-Width and high volume feet:
    • 0.5 size smaller than Brannock
    • Particularly wide feet may want to go True to Brannock Size

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