Superlative quality and exceptional comfort are key features of LLOYD 1888 Ankle Boots. Fortunately, the fine art of shoemaking does not stop at the ankle; ankle boots and boots, with or without lacing, offer an outstanding combination of function and style, especially in those in-between times of year. But this has been an open secret for many years; in the 19th century, laced men’s boots were already essential companions for cold, wet weather.
Superb boots naturally rest on a solid foundation: the sole. The premium-quality 1888 Collection uses soles by Rendenbach, a venerable company based on Germany’s Palatinate region that still uses natural tanning agents to create tough, flexible, abrasion- and water- resistant and skin-tolerant outsoles. To maximize the waterproofness of the boots, it is recommended to apply Water Protect, a special impregnation agent, to both boots and soles at regular intervals.
1888 Boots are not only functional; they’re naturally also exquisitely stylish and at home in any setting from street style to dinner chic. Half-brogue ankle boots from the LLOYD Manufaktur Collection harmonize beautifully with tweeds and elegant wool suiting, look great with jeans and cargo pants, and even elevate cord trousers to the echelons of high fashion.