Looking at text from the Northampton Footwear Museum, it seems that the history books did not document any of the modern-day boot terminologies until the mid-19th century. However, boots or 'ankle shoes' clearly make up some of the oldest styles of footwear in our history, probably because of their high levels of protection and warmth.
The extensive Crockett & Jones boot collection will keep any man content for all their boot wearing needs. With over 25 different styles to choose from in a range of grain, smooth calf and suede leathers, some may need a little helping hand guiding their way to their next C&J boot choice. Therefore, here is out Top 5 Men’s Boots from our Main Collection.
Islay in Dark Brown Scotch Grain
Islay, our full brogue Derby boot with wing tip design and bold punching detail tops our list. A standout style from our Main Collection, Islay rose to C&J fame with its involvement in Skyfall, worn by James Bond himself in the final scenes. The only style now on Last 365, our most generous fitting last in the collection, Islay offers a broad round toe and plenty of room in the forepart.
Coniston in Tan Scotch Grain
A style that needs no introduction and the original colourway, Coniston in Tan Scotch Grain is next up on our Top 5 Men’s Boots. Coniston can be seen dominating our #madetobeworn campaign, proven to be a well-loved boot choice of many a Crockett & Jones customer. Made from the finest Tan Scotch Grain with Dainite rubber soles and a storm welt for added water resistance, Coniston will be a perfect companion for a country walk.
Chelsea 5 in Dark Brown Rough-Out Suede
Chelsea 5, an iconic boot from the Main Collection, chosen here in Dark Brown Rough-Out Suede. Our material choice paired with Dainite rubber soles makes this Chelsea 5 colourway a style that is just as at home on a walk as it is at a social occasion. With a broad round toe and increased toe depth, Last 335 offers plenty of room in the forepart and gives Chelsea 5 an air of fashionable wear to it.
Chiltern in Dark Brown Suede
Our popular lined Chukka boot, Chiltern in Dark Brown Suede is a perfect boot for any smart casual occasion. With a medium round toe and generous toe depth, Chiltern’s last 224 has certainly passed the test of time given that it dates back to 1953. Made from the finest Dark Brown Suede with Dainite rubber soles, Chiltern will be comfortable from the get go!
Chelsea 8 in Chestnut Burnished Calf
To finish our Top 5 Men’s Boots is another famous Chelsea style from our Main Collection, Chelsea 8. The newest style in our list, Chelsea 8 in Chestnut Burnished Calf was first introduced in Autumn Winter 2020 to our Retail Collection, following the success of its predecessor Chelsea 3 in the same colourway. Lasted on 341, a last that has established itself as one of the most widely used last in the collection, Chelsea 8 sports a medium round toe whilst set on our ‘City’ rubber soles – another perfect smart casual boot choice.