We all know how much I love a spat boot, and these beauties are an amazingly fresh version within the spat boot arena, not only for the colors but for all of the brogueing that comes with it. Usually you find that spat boots come in simple cap or plain toe variations with little to no brogueing, but this number here (by Ed Et Al) breaks all of those norms and looks quite cool doing it. The only thing that let me personally down, was the zipper, but after finding out a bit more, it was not done because they were not capable of doing a traditional spat boot but rather because the customer requested that it be easy to put on. And let me tell you that from what I hear, a traditional spat boot with button hooks and all is anything but easy put on. So in reality, while I would never request the zipper, I can’t blame him…. Nevertheless, I do like the way in which it was designed. It has a great last, with a nice casual feel about it, something that for me would go amazingly well underneath a nice pair of jeans or maybe some moleskin trousers with a nice big cuff…..now I am starting to dream…. Anyway, it’s always refreshing to know that another maker can do a spat boot as it is not something that you will commonly find in a factory’s repertoire.
I hope that you all enjoy your weekend!!
-Justin, “The Shoe Snob”