Following our launch of The Black Editions in 2018, our cleated rubber sole option (from Vibram) has become a popular choice throughout the industry… This trend of pairing an oversized, cleated and very comfortable rubber sole, with classic English uppers, seems not to be slowing. A more recent addition is our lightweight cleated rubber sole (also from Vibram), which until worn, cannot be truly appreciated. Its lightness is very ‘un-English’ and its comfort unrivalled.
Made in our Northampton factory, styles shod with the cleated or lightweight cleated versions are all Goodyear welted and thus fully repairable. From Crockett & Jones, these soles are more than just a fashion statement… They are practical too! Paired with our Scotch Country Grain, Rough-out Suede and Cavalry Calf, you won’t need too many more pairs of C&J’s on your shoe-rack this winter!
A style first introduced in Autumn Winter 2019, Ross is a plain front derby boot featuring a padded suede collar for contrast and comfort. Lasted on one of our newer lasts, 378, Ross offers a heavy round toe with increased toe depth. Set on the Vibram Cleated Rubber sole and featuring a storm welt, for added water protection, Ross will see you through the winter months in style.
Next up on our top 5 is our hearty looking Chelsea boot, Chelsea 11 in Dark Brown Scotch Country Grain. Originally developed as part of our ‘The Black Editions’ Collection in 2018, in Black Scotch Country Grain, this chunky version of our iconic Chelsea 5 is the ultimate Chelsea for winter. Last 335, with its broad round roe and increased toe depth, helps to create a heavy but stylish boot – a last made for a chunky cleated sole.
Our newest style in our Top 5 Cleated Rubber Sole selection is Aldershot, introduced into our retail collection for Autumn Winter 2020. A military inspired derby boot made from the finest Scotch Country Grain and Rough-Out Suede combination, with a strap & buckle for added leg support, Aldershot is another style perfectly matched to a chunky rubber sole. Complete with a storm welt, this is a boot ready to take on the winter months.
Autumn Winter 2020 also saw us introduce a new colour way for Henley 3, another style originally developed for our ‘The Black Editions’ Collection, this time in Dark Brown Cavalry Calf. Lasted on last 375, Henley 3 benefits from a slimmed down back part whilst sharing its toe shape to our ever popular 325 last. This time sporting the lightweight version of the Vibram Cleated sole, Henley 3 offers a classic penny loafer style with a fashion forward oversized look.
‘The Black Editions’ once more brought us another iconic style to finish our Top 5 Cleated Rubber sole choices, Pembroke in Black Scotch Country Grain. A style that has famed its way into Crockett & Jones’s History books, Pembroke is our classic full brogue country-style derby shoe with wing tip design and punching detail. This chunky sole edition is perfect for Pembroke wearers who wish to stand out from the crowd.