Thorogood Dodgeville Boot

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Add another name to the canon of Midwestern footwear makers. The irony is that Thorogood certainly isn’t new, it’s just new to me thanks to, no surprise here, Huckberry. The Wisconsin-based company made its first pair of shoes back in 1892 and is now celebrating its 125th year with a line of boots named after Wisconsin towns. The southwestern town of Dodgeville, population 4,693, gets a cap-toe boot made with Horween Chromexcel leather to call its own.

Each Dodgeville Boot is hand built in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Construction begins with the aforementioned Horween Chromexcel leather in either sunflower, cognac or brown. Goodyear welt construction is used with a rugged leather and Vibram outsole that can be resoled once you’ve worn it to the ground. That allows the beautiful upper to develop a patina and last another 125 years. The boot comes in lined and unlined versions, with the unlined version being lighter in weight, easier to break in and ideal for warmer months. Grab an unlined pair for summer and a lined one for the rest of the year. It may seem like a steep investment at first, but it becomes quite cheap when you realize these boots will outlast you.

As always, get a $10 credit with a new Huckberry account using this link.