The classic Chelsea boots for me were born with a purely urban character, to dazzle in the big city showing signs of the most genuine sophistication. They have a line so stylish that they do not need any additional ornamentation to fall in love as a part of a casual outfit although being a black dress boots there is no impediment to wear them alongside suits.
The Laurence is characterized by its totally smooth and slightly curved instep in one piece. The cane, which rises to a height slightly above the ankle, lacks cords although it fits perfectly and very comfortably thanks to elastics on both flanks. A sober, versatile and elegant design that has been part of the British dress code par excellence for decades.
The boots are made in Spain following a completely handmade process and utilising the Goodyear Welted construction, a system that gives them extreme flexibility and durability. They come mounted on the Lennon, the most suitable last to obtain comfortable boots as it fits perfectly to any profile and comes lined in the excellent Crust calfskin, which is cut and then dyed by hand giving it a unique and artisanal finish. The button-shaped rubber sole provides great adhesion and is ideal for urban floors, while isolating the cold and moisture from the ground.
All our Premium Grade Line shoes are made of leather and suede boxcalf from the best tanneries in the world as Haas, Degermann, D´Annonay, Weinheimer, Roux, Museum calf, Zonta and Ilcea. This guarantees a color, texture and smell hard to match. All the details of the shoe are taken care of to the fullest, a proof of this being the hidden shoe seams and beeswax coated thread used to close and seal the stitch. Furthermore, the tab carries an incision on the side that is sewn to the liner to prevent it from being moved from its position.
The ultra-flexible 4.5 mm thick soles manufactured by hand by Johann Rendenbach Jr., tanned with oak roots and oak-bark and oil finished to give it more elasticity.
The bottom of our Premium Grade Line shoe is a leather-sole with 4 mm bevel on the side in the tradition of hand welted shoes. This ensures special comfort and durability. The sole is hand dyed in the form of a dove in reddish brown and black.
The heel is fixed with nails hammered into shape of rose to ensure that they never fail while still being decorative. The rubber also is also affixed with nails with a crescent-shape that ensures stability and durability. All our Premium Line has two shanks, one made of metal and other of leather, reinforcing the shoe structure so we receive an unmatched stability in every step, coupled with a unique aesthetic.
Our passion lies in shoes, but we know that perfection is found in details and little things. In Crownhill Shoes, we take great care of presenting our shoes, this is why all of our shoes come in an elegant yet simple black box with our logo and the brand name.
Inside the box you will find a shoehorn with which you can put on your shoes on comfortably to avoid any damage. A good shoe must always be put on with a shoehorn.
You will also find an elegant black bag made of Italian cotton in order to protect your shoes and shield them from dirt, scratches and direct sunlight which in time may damage the leather of the shoes. Our cotton bag is ideal to take your shoes with you wherever you go while remaining stylish.