The so-called half-shaft boot found its way into men’s fashion in the 14th and 15th centuries, and later established itself in women’s fashion. Originally designed for horseback riding, this boot forgoes buckles, laces, and decoration. Instead, a subtle zipper on the interior side of the shaft ensures that the boot is easy to put on and take off. Crafted from waxed calfskin and Goodyear-welted, No. 263 boasts sophisticated features that transform it into an ideal winter companion.
The supreme discipline of shoe manufacturing. In an elaborate process, the upper and outsole are sewn together using a thin strip of leather. This makes the shoes extremely stable, durable, dimensionally stable and extremely easy to repair.