Joe Works Jodhpur Boots – Zonta Brown Museum Calf

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Joe Works Jodhpur Boots – Zonta Brown Museum Calf


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The Jodhpur boots, maybe not everyones cup of tea but we love them, particularly how Joe Works have executed them. They are stunning, beautifully made, sleek but with a great balance of heft (we asked for double mid sole to keep them slightly work booty) and slender and they are so very comfortable and versatile. They are trophy boots for sure (but you really should wear them).

The Last: Is Joe Works own #1 last which is more of a slender dress shoe last. It is slim to average in the heel, very shapely and average width in the mid foot and waist with nice curves, surprisingly good in width at the ball for your average foot and then tapers heavily towards the toe. On first inspection we thought they would feel very slim on but it really is not the case, they feel nice in roomy in width through most of the foot. The taper really does not feel constrictive or tight in the right size as there is reasonable volume over the toes and although structured the leather is pliable so there is movement there.

The Leather:  Is beautiful. Very plush high end calf leather from Italy, surprisingly hefty/ thick but very pliable with such a nice lustre and depth of colour. It is lovely and we really hope to see some aged examples further down the line (please?).

Construction: Is stunning! You can tell a lot of work has gone into perfecting and finishing what Joe Works produce. They are so very very neat. They are Goodyear Welted to a very high standard. Flat welted, have meticulous stitching throughout and the finish is some of the best we have seen. They are all hand made (except for the outsole Goodyear/ outsole stitching), have a padded leather insole and are glove leather lined with solid brass rings.

Made in Japan, see the details and sizing info for more information.


  • Zonta Museum Calf
  • Last: #1
  • Goodyear flat welt construction
  • Oak bark tanned heavy midsole
  • Leather stacked heel
  • Vibram half sole & heel
  • Padded leather insole
  • Glove leather lined
  • Brass D ring
  • D Width
  • Made in Japan
  • US sized but see sizing info

The Joe Works Jodhpur boots are on their #1 last. It is shapely and an average D width in the heel and mid foot width good ball width which then tapers quite heavily towards the toe to give a tapered Almond shape. In the right size the toes do not feel cramped and overall it is a very accommodating last for a wide range of foot shapes.

An 8 US in the #1 last feels very similar in length and width to the below but will have a slightly longer narrower toe due to the shape. If you have wide toes, go up a half size, the rest of the foot will still feel good/ snug enough:

Viberg 1035 & 2030: 8

Viberg 2040: 8

White’s Semi Dress: 8 D (wider in the toe)

White’s Smoke Jumper 4811 last: 7.5 D

John Lofgren Engineers: 8 US

JL M43: 8 US

JL Donkey Puncher: 7.5 US

JL  Combats: 8 US

Red Wing Iron Ranger: 8.5 US (7 – 7.5 UK)

Truman Boots (updated last): 8.5 US

Rolling Dub Trio Coupen/ Stan last: 7.5 US

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.