Urban Commando Antelope Leather Boot BALANCE

Gaziano & Girling x Epaulet

Please note: This is the balance payment of $900 for our collaborative GG Antelope boot. Payment is due prior to shipment. All sales are final for these custom items. 

Made in the United Kingdom

We're absolutely thrilled to offer our first collaborate boot with some of the finest shoemakers on Earth! Meticulously crafted in England, we're thrilled to offer the Urban Commando boot in an exclusive shade of genuine African Kudu Antelope hide. 

Named "Dragon's Blood," this full-grain leather has a rich medium brown tone with a slight oxblood cast. Kudu hides are ethically sourced in South Africa and they make for a truly exceptional piece of footwear. The thick skin has pronounced natural grain and immense strength. Like deerskin, its supple and comfortable on the first wear. It achieves an exceptional patina with use and requires little upkeep. The look is distinctive, yet still easily matched with any casual or dressy looks in your wardrobe. 

With this project, you can choose from three different soles and you may opt for a contrasting suede shaft (with 8 suedes available) for an upcharge of $150.

Soles

Your boots can be crafted on the thick rubber lug commando sole as sampled, or on Gaziano & Girling's genuine oak bark leather soles. Both the single leather and double leather sole feature their signature beveled waist and closed channel finish. As a Goodyear welted boot, these can be easily resoled multiple times for years and years of faithful service. 

Sizing

This boot sits on the comfortable and rounded "GG06" last. It strikes a wonderful balance of being rounded enough for casual wear, but slim enough to look elegant with dress trousers. 

Most customers get a wonderful fit by sizing down 0.5 from their typical US sizing. So if you take a size 9.5 US, we recommend ordering a size 9UK in this item.  

About Gaziano & Girling

Tony Gaziano and Dean Girling have been making high-end shoes in England for over 25 years. Their objective has been to create the finest men’s shoes in the world, mixing Italian lines and comfort with British craft and tradition. Achieving this goal takes immense dedication and a zero-compromise approach to shoemaking.

Each pair is crafted in Northamptonshire England, under the direct supervision of Dean Girling and Tony Gaziano. Ultrafine Goodyear welting, genuine oak bark soles, and rigorous quality control are the hallmarks of their peerless approach to footwear. These boots will be a beloved part of your collection for years to come!