PS-20908/B Zip Boot
An exercise in understated luxury. Hitting just above the ankle with a discrete nylon zipper on the inside, the 20908 B Zip Boot will soon become a go-to staple in your closet. The block heel provides all-day-long stability, while the open cell foam insole provides cushioning and comfort. The leather outsole tapers towards the heel for a streamlined look and is injected with recyclable TPU to provide superior traction on all surfaces. A tidy heel pull helps you slide into the boots effortlessly.
Made by hand in Japan.
Expected shipment date: September 2022
/. Japanese wild deer suede leather, tanned without the use of heavy metals, entirely biodegradable. Full leather lining
/. 25% Wood + 75% Polypropylene heel, 45mm tall, wrapped in Japanese wild deer leather
/. Leather outsole, injected with recyclable TPU
/. Recyclable TPU heel lift, one set of replacement heel lifts included
/. Antibacterial open cell foam, die cut insole
/. Nylon zipper with leather zipper pull
/. Average to slim width, tapered square toe
Deer leather is an incredibly soft and moldable material, with superior breathability, and a longevity and durability that few other leathers can surpass, even after repeatedly getting wet and drying again.
Deer skin is easy to maintain as long as you don't over condition it. The open nature of the surface of our leather means that a too-heavy conditioner will clog the surface, defeating the best features of this leather. For suede, this is especially true. Suede is a highly durable and scuff resistant material and should be stored in a cool, dark place ideally. Using a suede protector spray will provide additional protection.
/. For oil stains: Use baby powder or corn starch to absorb the oils, letting the powder sit for some time, before using a soft brush to remove the excess powder.
/. For dirt: Remove dirt once it has dried with stiff bristle brush, suede brush, or suede eraser. Gently brush the surface of the suede in one direction to remove the dirt, avoiding pressing too hard. For optimal suede function and look, it's best to not let the dirt accumulate in layers, as it will be harder to remove. If the suede has gotten wet, gently blot up any excess moisture and leave to dry in a cool place.
/. For conditioning: Use a lightweight suede specific conditioner, applying it in thin coats usually in a spray form, on a clean suede surface. Do not apply liniment or conditioner to the suede as it will clog up the pores and ruin the nap. Always test your conditioner on a small discreet part of the shoe and allow it to dry, making sure there are no adverse reactions, before applying it on the entire surface.
/. For outsole + heel care: The outsoles can be cleaned with a dry brush and damp cloth. Use the damp cloth to wipe away dirt. If worn on very wet days, allow the outsole to dry in a cool location, do not dry over a heater. When the heel lifts are worn down, they can be easily replaced at your local cobbler with the included replacement heel lifts.