Rolling Dub Trio – Loro Boots – Black Horsebutt Leather

by Rolling Dub Trio

Rolling Dub Trio – Loro Boots – Black Horsebutt Leather

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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.

  • Tea-core Horsebutt leather (Italian)
  • Kip leather lined
  • Hand sewn welt construction
  • Double leather mid-sole
  • Hardwearing rubber half sole
  • Multi leather lined in area’s of stress
  • Quabaug heel
  • Made in Japan by a very small team of true artisans
  • D Width
  • See sizing info for more depth

Rolling Dub Trio Loro boots are made on their munson last which has been modified to give a slight upturned square peg toe and a low mid foot profile. The width feels like a slim to standard D width from the ball of the foot backwards. The length (for the right fit) will be slightly longer than other RDT or other makers equivalent sizes due to the tapered square toe style of the Loro’s. They are easier to get on than many engineer boots and the thick leather is very pliable and will give and shape well to your feet. For comparison an 8 US in the Loro feels very similar to but slightly tighter at first try to:

  • Rolling Dub Trio: Coupen/ Stan: 7.5 US
  • Rolling Dub Trio: Vincent: 8 US
  • Rolling Dub Trio: Roots: 8 US
  • John Lofgren Donkey Punchers: 7.5 US
  • John Lofgren other styles: 8 US
  • White’s Semi Dress: 7.5 – 8 D
  • White’s Classic Smoke Jumpers: 7.5 D
  • Attractions Lot 444’s: 8 – 8.5
  • Viberg 2030 & 1035: 7.5 – 8
  • Viberg: 2045: 7.5
  • Red Wing Iron Rangers: 8.5 US (7.5 UK)

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.