Attractions BILTBUCK Lot 707 – Horsehide Black

by Attractions

£845.00

Attractions BILTBUCK Lot 707 – Horsehide Black

£845.00

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The Biltbuck Lot 707 engineers are the same great boots as their Lot 444 but with a difference, the  Shinki tanned LEATHER! Horsehide is rarely used for boots as it is not usually thick enough coming from the front of the animal but Attractions have accessed a small quantity that is thick, mixed grain and very pliable and have made enough pairs to release this limited edition…which is nice! It is European Horsehide that has been tanned at the very respected Shinki tannery in Japan. The leather is very supple, still thick so the shaft won’t collapse immediately whilst getting them on, but will shape very well and quickly to your foot and avoid some of the longer break in period you get with stiffer leathers. It is also tea core (over dyed) Leather which means the Brown core of the leather will start to show through with wear. It’s a great choice and a rare one for boots.

The Biltbuck engineers by Attractions are a very solid interpretation of a slightly dressier engineer boot that really harks back to an era gone by. Higher heel, sleek flat welt, rounded toe and a shapely waist combined with solid components, heavy stitching and a leather that feels bomb proof and you are set with a stylish edgy pair of boots that can be dressed up or down and will look better the more you wear then as they shape to your foot. We like these a lot.

The lasts (shape the boot is made on) are very shapely, have a nice slim waist with a sleek rounded toe, are comfortable immediately in terms of support and width and have a dress like footprint whilst still looking and feeling substantial. The heel slip will feel very little as they cup your heel, you might get a bit initially as with all engineers bit when the sole breaks in and they are sized correctly they will be fine.

Comfort: They are comfortable immediately. Full leather insole with branded heel cup, well sized ankle straps (thick) for keeping heel slip to a minimum, great heel height, the width of the shaft is well balanced  so you can still get your more tapered denims on and considering the materials and amount of heavy leather used, the weight is light making them very comfortable for all day wear.

Construction & finish: The best materials and construction methods have been used in these boots, just see the DETAILS tab. The stitching is very neat and uniform, the heel well balanced and elegantly shaped and the sole trim is even and nicely done. 

  • Vegetable Tanned Horsehide – Tea core
  • 12.5″ total height (heel included)
  • Japanese steel roller buckles
  • Goodyear flat welted
  • Oak Bark tanned heavy midsole
  • Oak Bark tanned stacked heel
  • Japanese steel footbed shanks
  • Neat double stitching throughout
  • BILTRITE half sole and heel
  • Rolled top and curved calf shaft
  • US sized but please see the sizing tab

The Attractions lot 707 engineers fit very similar to UK/ Western sizes, just a touch smaller. They don’t look it but they are fairly volumous throughout the whole foot, the width feels like a standard D, maybe slightly wider and there is enough volume over the top of the foot to know that if you have wider feet that the leather with collapse allowing more width. They do taper slightly at the toe but again, there’s give.

An 8.5 US (ignore the US/ UK conversions, go by the below) is very similar to:

-John Lofgren Engineers: 8-8.5 US

-John Lofgren Donkey Punchers: 7.5 US

-Red Wing Pecos, Iron Rangers: 8.5 US (7.5 UK)

-Viberg: 7.5-8 (2030 and 2045 last)

-White’s Boots: 7.5-8 E or D width respectively

-Rolling Dub Trio Coupen: 7.5-8 US

-Truman Boots: 8.5

-Trickers (and majority of British brands): 7.5-8 G/F

Please get in touch with any sizing questions you may have. We will do our best to assist you in as much depth as we can to get your sizing right. We have experience with a number of UK, European, Japanese and USA made branded shoes/ boots to help with comparisons and can take any measurements you may need. Please also check our size guide for a good general overview of the brands we carry and more.