Revere Boot, turn down cuff
The Revere boot is built upon a squarish antique last. It has a rounded shank that fits a stirrup well. The shank is held in place by pegs but the rest of the sole is lock-stitched. The Revere boot has a steam-molded front piece and a full calfskin lining. The exterior is polished black calfskin.
The boot is almost a straight last but indeed it is a left/right. This will make it more comfortable for walking. Please mark somewhere inside which is for the right foot. My husband had not done this and about mid-day he wondered why his feet didn’t feel right. Sure enough, he had put them on the wrong way. After that all was good. So we suggest that you mark the inside for each foot.
Colonial Natural Half Boots, Trekker series left/right rough-out
The Natural Half Boot, NHB, is a left/right boot. 4 ” above the ankle, with 7 lace holes, it is an all leather, natural color, rough-out leather half boot. Widths a D and EE, sizes full and half 7 to 15. Good for Colonial and later times.
Hi-Low Trekkers, straight last, natural rough-out leather
Hi-Lows are the straight last in the Trekker series. All leather natural rough-out, lace up half boot. sizes 6 to 15
If you look at the American Rifleman article on muskets of the Revolution, you will see that Troiani portraysGeneral Warren standing atop the parapet with sword in hand as he waits to see “the whites of their eyes.” He is wearing black Hi-Lows / Black Half Boots.
Deep Trekker-1747 to 1812 Boot
Colonial Deep Trekkers have a deeper 5/8″ bed so that you can use orthotics. It is the style as the other trekkers but either orthotics or gel soles will give you that needed support without making your boots too tight.
Full and half sizes in D & EE widths 7 to 15 same as modern sizing. Order your normal size. Do not size up.
Historic Stovepipe Boot, black smooth side out
The Stovepipe is close to all around or common boot. It comes high on the leg, almost to the knee. The leg is wider so the trousers can be tucked in them. It is a two piece pattern with 1 1/4″ stacked heel. It has inside pull tabs to make it easier to pull on.