Rolling Dub Trio Gleaners Zip Boots – Hand Dyed Black Horsebutt

by Rolling Dub Trio


Rolling Dub Trio Gleaners Zip Boots – Hand Dyed Black Horsebutt



The Gleaners zip boots by Rolling Dub Trio are a prime example of what RDT do best. Take a classic boot style, exaggerate some aspects, make it very much their own and make it very well. The Gleaners are Western styled Chelsea/ side zip boots with a slightly beefed up frame in an elegant, slightly dressy Western style. They’re versatile, comfortable, very stylish and popular.

The hand dyed horsebutt is from Italy and is a special order for EWA. It’s pliable, on the lighter side of horsebutt in weight, has a very subtle grain and feels very luxurious to touch. The core of the leather is Brown and is hand dyed Black by RDT in Japan giving a subtle colour variation across the boot (although it is quite uniform on them) and will, over time, show the Brown core in areas of wear giving the boots a very unique and beautiful vintage patina. Beautiful leather.

Constructions is top notch as always with RDT. The best components are used and the hand sewn direct welted (upper to the mid sole) construction is very neat, flat and handsome.

Made in Japan, please see sizing details.

  • Hand Dyed Black Italian Horsebutt
  • Hand Stitched Direct Welt
  • Heavy Oak Tanned midsole
  • Quabaug heels
  • Leather Lined
  • Cushioned leather in-sole
  • Heavy Duty RDT branded Zip
  • Vibram 269 Western Outer Sole
  • Made in Japan by a very small team of true artisans
  • D Width (See sizing info)

The Rolling Dub Trio Gleaners boots are made on a low profile E Width last which actually fits more like a normal to slim in the mid foot D width. They are very low profile and shapely at the arches and circle of the heel (heel around ankle area – see last image) with a slim shaft so if you struggle with engineers and have a thicker ankle and heel area then they will likely be too difficult to get on. Once on they will give and shape nicely in that area so they won’t continue to be so difficult as the leather is soft and pliable

Out of the box the Gleaners in a US 8.5 looks and feels very similar to the below albeit with a slightly longer slim end to the toes and less volume overall (excluding the Clinch CN last):

  • RDT Coupen/ Casper: 8
  • Clinch CN Last: 9 US
  • White’s Semi Dress Boots: 8 – 8.5 D
  • White’s Smoke Jumpers: 7.5 – 8 D
  • Viberg: 8 (2030 last)
  • Trickers 4444 last: 7.5 – 8 G
  • John Lofgren Engineers: 8 – 8.5
  • John Lofgren Donkey Punchers: 7.5
  • John Lofgren M43’s: 8.5
  • Truman Boots: 8.5
  • Attractions Lot 444’s: 8.5

Please get in touch with any sizing questions you may have and also take a look at our size guide blog post. 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.