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In 2015, Chippewa began offering a new line of boots that were made from their popular vintage designs under the "original boots" product grouping. Among the boots released in this line were 1937 vintage tall engineer boots in black and brown.
I had always wanted a well-made pair of tall engineer boots in brown leather, and these boots fit the bill. They are Chippewa model number 4578CHO made with "chocolate brown" Horween Chromexcel leather. Horween Chromexcel refers to the leather tanning process used.
These boots are 17 inches tall. The leather is rather thin and unlined. They scuff easily, but engineer boots are made to be abused. The boots are Goodyear welt constructed and have a steel shank.
The only thing I do not like about these boots is the sole -- it is all leather. If I want to wear these boots while riding my Harley, I will have to take them to a cobbler to have Vibram soles applied. I wish Chippewa would have made these boots with a Vibram sole, even if it violated their vintage design. Oh well, these boots are comfortable and feel great. Note: these boots run about a half-size large.
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