Exclusive for East West, the M43’s from Skoob are no fuss, lightweight, extremely versatile in style and fit, tough little boots that will become your go to boots. They will look and feel great when they’ve shaped to your feet. Which won’t take long.
The leather is a very light Sand coloured fine roughout/ suede. It feels sturdy but also very pliable but not flimsy at all, a good mid-weight leather. It will darken considerably within a fairly short time (wearer frequency and environment dependent of course) and develop similar characteristics that you would see on all lighter roughouts such as denim bleeding and a gradual grub to them (we like this personally). You can of course kep them pretty and also use something like snowseal to help protect them as much as possible from the elements.
The shape/ last is shapely and a bit like a blank canvas for you to shape. It has a curved waist but when new they are fairly straight from heel to toe. They are soft toe’d (not structured) and the leather is very pliable so ready to take the shape of your feet as is expected with M43 styles. They are low toe profiled, average to slim in width but with good volume over the mid foot up to the ankle. They really are quite versatile and are ready to take your foots shape. One of the great things about them is that they feel very sturdy but very lightweight, almost like wearing heavier sneakers.
Construction & finish: Goodyear welted, very neat triple stitching throughout, leather lined, leather midsole and one piece layer of cork between insole and midsole for comfort. They are neat, the trimming and stitching is all very uniform and really just a well made easy pair of boots.
Made in Japan. Take a look at the sizing tab for further sizing info.