Østmo X Iron Boots Drop 6 (Closed!)

Iron Boots
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ostmo-iron-d6
$975.00
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About Iron Boots

All Iron Boots are fully handmade by our bootmaker Kai and 5 teammates together in a small studio at Guangzhou. They are built in handwelt or hand stitchdown, with channelled insole construction, which are stronger and last longer than normal Goodyear welted shoes/boots made by machines. Each pair is 100% hand welted, hand last, hand bottomed, and also hand-sewn outsole stitch.

About Østmo Boots

Østmo Boots came to be in 2015, when 1986–born Norwegian Lars Jensen woke up one day with a wish to brush the dust off of Norwegian and Scandinavian footwear heritage. Although Lars himself is completely self-taught, the Østmo name is carried over from his paternal great-grandfather, Karl Johan Østmo, which was the shoemaker and cobbler in Lars’ home village Åsa in Ringerike, Norway during the early-to-mid 1900s. In fact, it was due to the discovery of Karl Johan’s old tools, lasts and half-finished projects while digging through a shed that Lars decided to try his own hand at the bootmaking craft.

Through Østmo, Lars has revived several boot, shoe designs that were last seen in production during the 1960s, with unique twists that pair well with contemporary aesthetics. Most notable is the Type I pattern, with its unique feature colloquially known as the “ankle swoopty”, which stands out among the crowd of other derby boot patterns.

About Østmo X Iron Boots

The Iron Boots X Østmo collaboration comes as a result of Lars’ wish to make his creations more widely available than what a single craftsperson can provide, while adhering to an unyielding level of material quality, craftsmanship and attention to detail.

About Leather

Hand dyed and patinated Horween Pioneer Hatchgrain, a.k.a Horween’s interpretation of the infamous Russian reindeer leather that was recovered only a few years ago, after spending its life on the seafloor in a sunken ship since 1786. Our master bootmaker Kai has been fortunate enough to handle the original recovered leather up close, and so we decided to treat our Horween hides a little differently for a better approximation to the original leather.

This process starts with stripping off the top dye of the leather, before dying it again by hand. It is then polished with a darker wax finish, which sinks into the crevices of the hatchgrain pattern. The result is a deep, lustrous finish with a distinct antique look.

About Boots:

  • Moe last
  • Type I plain toe pattern
  • Hand dyed and patinated Horween Pioneer Hatchgrain
  • 8 brass eyelets / top 3 speed hooks
  • Stitchdown construction
  • High spi (depends on construction, usually 7-10)
  • Fully lined
  • Using felt as filler (instead of cork)
  • Using leather shank (instead of steel)
  • Using leather as stiffener for both toe and heel
  • Structured toe
  • Black Dr. Sole 1220 rubber sole
  • Dogger Heels
  • NOTE : our rivet only has brass color, no other color available.

Lead Time:

Typically within 3 months (from Mar. - Oct.)

Due to Chinese New Year holiday break and end of year surge, orders from Nov. - Feb. can take around 5-8 months to finish.

Size:

  • If you need any help, feel free to reach out to us. We will schedule a sizing consultation session (with Ticho)
  • For any other question or request regarding, feel free to email us at info@iron-boots.com, or DM our Instagram ironboots_usa.

Before Order:

  • Orders will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. We will close this out before this leather run out.
  • All MTO pairs are not returnable nor refundable. Please check our MTO polices here before making the order
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