John Lofgren Donkey Puncher Boots – Natural CXL

by John Lofgren

£674.99

John Lofgren Donkey Puncher Boots – Natural CXL


by John Lofgren


£674.99

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The John Lofgren Donkey Punchers are John’s take on the classic American Logger Boot. Built for work and of course play they are very versatile in purpose and style and have now been brought to you in the understandably very popular Natural Chromexcel!

As with the Engineer Boots the original lasts used are very stylish, have a nice shapely slim waist (instep area) with a sleek rounded toe. They are quite voluminous inside with plenty of room for the toe’s and thicker socks but still manage to retain a very balanced and non cumbersome profile which is complimented nicely by the woodsman heel. They are very comfortable out of the box and will only get more so as they mould to your foot.

The construction is superb! The stitching, as carried out by the fastidious artisans of Japan, is very neat and uniform, the heel well balanced against the whole boot and is elegantly shaped. The overall finish (including the sole trim) is very nicely done and considering the materials and amount of heavy leather and components used, the weight is suprisingly light, making them very comfortable for all day wear.

The Natural Chromexcel will darken with wear and treatment (which you shouldn’t need to do for a good while as it’s an oily leather) and will gradually show their own story (see pictured worn pair) unique to you in a Golden to mid Brown tone. It’s a very popular leather choice for this reason.

  • American Horween Natural Chromexcel leather
  • Original John Lofgren lasts
  • 7.75″ total height (heel included)
  • Japanese horsehide lining
  • Goodyear welted with British storm welts
  • Oak Bark tanned heavy midsole
  • Oak Bark tanned stacked woodsman heel
  • American brass hooks and eyelets
  • Japanese steel footbed shanks
  • Decorative triple stitching in appropriate areas of stress
  • Rolled top and for erganomic comfort
  • Removeable Kiltie for lace pressure distribution and extra protection
  • US sized (please see sizing tab)
  • Made in Japan

The Donkey Punchers fit very similar to UK sizing and also fit similar to the engineer boots. There is more volume over the toes and throughout the foot but in width and length the fit is very similar to the engineer boots. An 8 US in the Donkey Punchers is similar to:

Red Wing: 9 US (8 UK)

Viberg: 8-8.5 (2030 and 2045 last)

White’s Boots: 8-8.5 E width

Truman Boots: 8.5-9

Trickers (and majority of British brands): 8 G/F (last dependent)

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 footwear to help with comparisons and can take any measurements you may need.