Dropping today, Context recently teamed up with established gentleman's footwear authority Alden of New England to create the Tanker Boot. The sleek boot offers the expected durability of its namesake with an infusion of style and comfort resulting in a versatile shoe that can be worn with denim or a suit.
The Tanker Boot's silhouette is modeled after the WWI / WW2 U.S military issued boot which features a "Combination Last," meaning "the heel is two widths narrower than the toe box" providing a comfortable fit for most feet. The upper is made from Alden's signature black Novo Calfskin polished for a brighter finish and Alden's super soft glove leather lines the inside of the boot. More durable and better looking, I also love the use of flat waxed laces.
Alden performs all stitching by hand, upholding their reputation as the last American shoemaker to perform by-hand skin stitching. Furthermore, this precision stitching only penetrates the first layer of the calfskin ensuring maximum comfort. A triple ribbed tempered steel shank completes the Tanker's build with exemplary support and structure.
The Tanker is a limited edition commodity, available for $495 exclusively from our friends at Context Clothing. Please note that sizes run about 1/2 size big.
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