Writing these descriptions is hard sometimes, not for the lack of words but to be able to convey such enthusiasm in such a short amount of space. The Loro boots from Rolling Dub Trio have made it very hard indeed. They are quite simply stunning. Style, shape, comfort, materials and much more. They just have that wow factor.
Made on their self modified munson style last they are standard width in the heel, shapely in the instep (without feeling too tight there), have a D width ball/ mid to front of foot and then taper at the toe’s to a square pegged shape. The are not overly square looking though as the wide aggressive double row of hand sewn construction rounds them off nicely. They also have quite a low arch/ instep. Our boots comparison man (me) has high insteps/ arches and can quite often struggle with getting engineers and low profile boots on in general and he has found them to be easier to get on than many an engineer. Once on, the pressure in that area was fine and will only get better quickly due to the pliable leather (see sizing info).
The leather is thick Black tea-core Horsebutt leather from Italy. It is surface dyed Black in Japan and will eventually give way to Brown tones in area’s of stress and scuffing giving them a very authentic vintage look but can be taken back to worn Black if you prefer with wax/ polish (mink oil is advised and Collonil cream is also recommended for horsebutt). It is a beautiful, subtle grained leather that is very pliable, has a lovely lustre and feels very hard wearing.
As always with Rolling Dub Trio the materials and construction are all top notch and will last and last. The stitchwork is fantastic, the patterns are well matched, the trim is equal and just feel like an extremely well executed and beautiful boot. Bravo!
If like us you like Western Styled boots then you have found one of the best. They are mantelpiece worthy.