Best Foot Forward

December 02, 2022

Our Seriously Hard-Wearing Winter-Ready Boots

We don’t need to tell you about the seasons do we? By now you know fine well that when autumn comes around those canvas pumps aren’t going to cut it anymore, and when the leaves fall and the skies open, you need something seriously stout and sturdy.

In short, you need something uncannily like our Raw Boots.

Winter Won’t Know What Hit It

A new design for 2022, the Raw Boots are seriously hardy, just what’s required when the heavy hitters are needed. Built as the perfect ‘do it all’ boots, they’re the sort of things that work just as well whether you’re revving off into the countryside on your vintage Triumph, or just kicking through leaves on your way to your local.

Made to be Worn

Available in either high-quality calfskin leather or suede, they’re tough, yet flexible, and unlike some boots on the stouter end of the footwear spectrum, they won’t make you feel like you’re hobbling around in a pair of wooden clogs every-time you set foot in them.

They’ll only get better with age too, and because of that high-class soft, impressionable leather we used, they’ll age particularly gracefully—developing a rich patina and picking up characterful marks as you wear them. These aren’t the kind of boots to be precious over—they’ve been made to be worn, and will look even better for it as they pick up the battle scars from your everyday adventures.

Tougher Than Old Boots

The boots are held together with what’s known in the shoemaking world as a Goodyear welt. This tried-and-tested method has been the gold standard since all the way back in the 1860s, and whilst it’s maybe a bit too technical to explain in this short little blurb, it basically means that the uppers stay firmly fixed to the soles thanks to a sandwich of stitching. It helps keep the rain out too—after all, drying socks on radiators is no fun.

Seriously Sleek

Finished off with a round toe-box, they’re the winter work boots for those who don’t usually like work boots. No funny-looking moccasin toe here—just some seriously smooth sweeping curves. Imagine a custom-made 4X4 E-Type Jag, designed for the Paris—Dakar rally, made out of leather, and just the right size for your feet, and you’re sort of on the right track.

Boot Up

So there you go—the Raw Boots. Built to withstand the rugged rawness of real life, they’re the ideal boots for the footwear connoisseur who requires something sturdy, comfortable and reliable. If you plan on going outside during winter, these will come in handy.

All very well, but how do you get ‘em? Well, the Raw Boots will be available to preorder for 229 from Tuesday, 6th of December. But as usual, they’re first come first served, sign up below to get notified when they drop.

If it doesn't work out fear not, returns and exchanges are easy and the cost of the return is on us.

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The Asphalte Team

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