Fred is our biggest, baddest boot and one that you wear if you refuse to take any nonsense. He has oversized brogue punching, big eyelets and a modern lightweight wedge sole. This season, Fred's makeover sees him replacing his leather shell for a brand new microfibre upper in tan grain with a rubber welt.
This makes him free of any animal products and completely Vegan friendly.
The upper material is made from microfibres that mimic natural cowhide. It can be recycled, is breathable, antibacterial, washable, lightweight and highly resistant to many substances. The lining is a similar microfibre material with all of the same benefits including breathability, except that it is highly absorbent and can absorb up to 8 times its own weight in water, making it ideal for the lining of shoes. The insoles are special compacted and hard wearing, absorbent board that is made from paper and can be recycled. The welts are Microlight rubber and currently the only non-leather material available for this purpose. All soles are rubber or EVA and contain no animal products.
As this boot has been finished to a Vegan specification, we suggest cleaning with a damp cloth and water as necessary.