Details about 208
Originally worn by the British military, the George boot was fairly recently designed. King George VI himself commissioned the shoe as part of an initiative to modernize his guards’ apparel. Over time, this stylish ankle boot trickled over into women’s fashion as well. Handcrafted and Goodyear-welted, No. 208 is a refined women’s George boot in black.
Classic, Goodyear-welted women’s George boot in black
In terms of its basic shaft cut, No. 208 evokes a classic Derby with open lacing. Unlike its low-rise counterpart, though, the George boot features long side quarters and a shaft extending just above the ankle. The lacing is located on top of the quarters. Meanwhile, the shaft is made from the finest, fully-dyed black calfskin, meticulously assembled using the Goodyear welting production method. This George boot with a mid-height heel impresses with a high proportion of leather. It is also extremely breathable, flexible, durable, and, when necessary, easy to repair. Its premium leather sole, made by the traditional Trier-based Rendenbach tannery, represents a true rarity among women’s footwear. Said sole is naturally water-repellent and extremely durable to boot.
This women’s George boot in black is prefect for formal and informal occasions alike. Its sleek, elegant look works just as well with classic office attire as it does with the casual clothes you wear during your free time.
Ankle boots feature a short shaft that extends about 3 to 5 centimetres above the ankle. As such, they are more robust than classic low-rise shoes. Ankle boots also offer feet better protection than that offered by low-rise shoes, particularly during inclement weather conditions.
Subtly narrows at the front of the shoe. Features an elegantly rounded toe and a slightly elevated instep arch. The marked rise of the toe from the ground and the average-width middle portion of the shoe ensure wearing comfort. Ideal for average and high insteps.
This shoe’s upper boasts premium, medium-soft and fully-dyed calfskin. The technical term for this kind of leather is "French calf". This type of leather is known for its flexibility, fine texture, and soft grain.
For the past 140 years, Rendenbach has used oak bark tanning to produce leather soles—the process can take up to nine months. These soles are renowned for their extreme durability and natural water repellency. Women’s shoes with Rendenbach soles are a real novelty.