John Lofgren Monkey Boots – Black CXL

by John Lofgren


John Lofgren Monkey Boots – Black CXL



John Lofgrens Monkey Boots as with all his boots have taken a while in development, getting the right balance of heft, comfort, shape and materials doesn’t happen overnight. They nailed it with these boots. They are a very easy wearing, solid feeling and immediately comfortable boot out of the box. The chromexcel leather, from Horween, is a pull up, very rich in tone lustre and will age well and shape quickly to the wearers foot.

The last: Very shapely, similar in shape to the engineer and combat boots. It has a nice slim waist with a sleek rounded toe, are forgiving but not wide throughout the foot (as they should be when sized correctly) with plenty toe wiggle room. Due to the lace to toe design of monkey boots they are very accommodating for the various foot widths.

Comfort: These are very comfortable boots from the moment you slide your foot in. The leather feels solid but pliable, the heel is well balanced and the whole of the underfoot feels assured but not heavy.

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.

Great boots, done very well.

  • Horween Chromexcel leather
  • Unlined sturdy pliable leather
  • Goodyear welted with storm welts
  • Oak Bark tanned heavy midsole
  • Vibram 705 outer soles
  • Double and triple stitched accordingly
  • Heavily stitched in obvious area’s of stress
  • Rolled leather lined tops
  • US sized (please see sizing guide)
  • Made in Japan

The John Lofgren Monkey Boots fit very similar to UK sizes and fit similar to their other boots. They feel slightly more roomy in length and width than their other boots (excluding the Donkey Punchers) but the fit is very adaptable so we would recommend you go with your normal size in them. An 8 in the Monkey Boot feels similar to:

John Lofgren Donkey Punchers: 7.5-8 US

John Lofgren Engineer Boots: 8.5 US

John Lofgren Combat Boots: 8.5 US

John Lofgren M-43 Boots: 8.5 US

Rolling Dub Trio: 8 US

Red Wing: 9 US (8 UK)

Viberg: 8 (2030 and 2045 last)

White’s Boots: 8-8.5 D US

Truman Boots: 8.5 US

Trickers (and majority of British brands): 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.