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9.5 D Dark Brown Chukka Boots Treccia Stitched - Rider Boot Co. - Made by Fratelli Borgioli

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Jul 23, 2011
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I purchased these boots about 1 year ago and have infrequently worn them as they are about 1/2 size too small for me. My wife has finally motivated me to part with them. They are in superb shape other than a scratch on the right boot's toe (see pictures). The boots have always been cared for with saphir premium shoe products. The photos make them look redder than I would consider them. The boots are a dark brown with red highlights.
(I took the following text from Ron's website, riderbootshop.com, which is an excellent description of the boots' construction)
These boots are of a true 'Treccia' stitched, Norvegese construction, handsewn in the Goodyear method, Chukka boot available here in dark brown calfskin. Treccia is often referred to in the States as 'Norvegese', but this would be, technically, incorrect.

'Treccia' refers to the triple, intertwined, heavy linen thread that you see along the base of the upper, and that is handstitched thru the upper into a feather (ridge) cut into the underside of the insole. 'Norvegese' refers to the upper being pulled out (as opposed to under)away from the last where another stitch connects the upper to a full leather midsole, which is stitched thru to the outsole. As you can tell, a very complicated, labor intensive and extremely durable construction.
The chisel-toed last used in this boot highlights both the work and the finishing, and fits true-to-size.


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