The Wander engineers from Skoob are stunners! Great lasts, comfortable fit, tough leather and nicely finished. They are a great all round pair of engineers that for us have the perfect aesthetic balance between rugged and dress boots and a heel that hits the mark perfectly with it’s height and shape.
The leather is veg tanned horsebutt from Italy. It is mid weight, a bit mixed in terms of grain to plain variation but overall small vintage type streaky grain as in the images. It is quite stiff in the shaft (like Atttactions HB) and feels stiff but pliable in the foot. It will age beautifully as it has that vintage horse look and feel. There is some slight colour variation in the Brown version due to the hides and dyeing which adds character and will blend as the leather ages. The leather also has the odd mark from construction and mark from the hides themselves but in areas that do not detract from their look such as the shaft etc.., the toes and vamps are very clean.
The shape/ last is shapely, looks quite chiselled, has more volume over the toes and mid foot (again, a welcome point of difference) but doesn’t in anyway look bulky or cumbersome, it still looks sleek and is a great fit for many a foot as it has a slight rounded munson shape to the waist and toe.
Construction & finish: Steel buckles, cats paw heels, biltrite half soles and leather mid soles. They are Goodyear 270 degree welted, have a one piece cork fill (not shavings) for comfort and longevity between the insole and mid sole and the trim and stitching are very neat and uniform. They are a very well balanced boot.
Made in Japan. Take a look at the sizing tab.