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Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan: A Process That Never Cuts Corners

There’s no mistaking a fine leather. You know it just by looking at it. Touch it, and you’re convinced. Smell it, and you’re hooked. Like art on a canvas, a beautiful pair of fine footwear doesn’t just happen. It takes a skilled craftsman, the best materials, and the most painstaking process.

Horween’s philosophy from the beginning is that you make it the best you can make it, and you price it accordingly. And if it’s really the best, people will buy it. That was four generations ago. And Horween is still the standard in Genuine Shell Cordovan.

Horween was founded by Isadore Horween in 1905 in Chicago, and still operates from that city today. Cordovan was Horween’s original business. Now, you can find Horween leather used in popular work boot brands such as Wolverine boots and shoes. Continue Reading…

Materials Used To Make Shoes And Work Boots

Work Footwear Components

Leather is the preferred shoe upper material to make work boots and work shoes. The following qualities make it one of the best components for work boot and work shoe manufacturing:

  • Breathability: Pores in leather allow fresh air to circulate inside the shoes.
  • Moisture absorbency: Leather absorbs moisture away from the foot and out of the shoe.
  • Customization: Leather will assume the shape of the wearer’s feet, providing individualized fit. This quality maximizes comfort and minimizes foot disorders.
  • Durability: Leather resists tearing and puncturing. Continue Reading…

NFL Star Brian Westbrook Approved Carhartt’s New 2012 Boot

Carhartt Work Boots

Brian Westbrook owes a lot to his feet. The two-time All-Pro running back with the Philadelphia Eagles was one of the most electric running backs in the NFL. He was also one of the most versatile, a guy that would burn you whether he was rushing or receiving. He made a good living on his feet.

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Water-Resistant Or Waterproof Footwear

Waterproof Footwear Verse Water Resistant Footwear

Water-Resistant Footwear: Silicone is added to the tanning process.  The leather will take on water if exposed to moisture for any length of time.  Intended for minimal exposure to water.  Recommended use of Silicone Spray, AquaSeal, Mink oil or boot oil on your water-resistant footwear to keep them in top-shape longer.

View all work boot and shoes waterproofing and conditioner accessories at WorkingPerson.com.

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Methods for Waterproofing Boots

Nothing is worse than working all day with wet shoes. So, when spending money on a brand new pair of boots, it is important to protect them by correctly waterproofing.

Why should you care about waterproofing your boots? It is quite simple. Boots range in price, but can be very expensive and your hard-earned money might as well be sent down the drain if you don’t take the time to take care for your new investment.

Most boots are made from leather, which is animal hide. This hide is made of tiny fibrous structures, which account for leather’s long-lasting durability and strength. If those tiny fibrous structures are damaged by moisture or chemicals, the leather will dry out, crack and end the life of your boots. Continue Reading…

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