1 of only 80 pairs made. Run-around boot done radical with pull on comfort and winter warmth of supple black leather, made sport-luxe sharp with the contrast of our signature exaggerated trainer outsole. We love the proportions of this boot which slim the ankle and define the foot in a really sophisticated way.
One of the best things about working with our maker Mipiaci is that we have been able to access a different array of lasts and outsole constructions. A toe capped Chelsea pull-on boot has been on our radar for a number of years. Capturing an essence of both easy wearability mixed with a cool athletic inspired twist. At once both classic and unique and set to become a new signature to Radical Yes.
The upper pattern took a number of rounds of development and has been carefully considered to include details like a leather pull tab through the heel and elasticised side gussets for easy pull on comfort. The carefully executed upper pattern has minimal stitch lines for a purely modern look. The clean lines of the upper make it a very versatile, very wearable shoe.
Running firm and a little narrow on the girth at the midsole on first few wears but they do stretch a lot. If you are between sizes you could size up or simply take out the removable innersole (there is another one underneath) to create more space while they relax. The stretch added by the elasticised gussets makes it suitable for both narrow and wide. The boot will sit snuggly over the foot no matter the shape in it. The throat is intentionally cut narrow so you should open it up and pull it on like a sock. Features removable innersole so you can change them over to your own orthotic easily if you need to. Length is true to fit. You can download our printable size match guide here.
All black everything with vintage flare! Seen here with the buffed cow-hide leather, and matching black grosgrain pull tabs, the shoe is radically finished with a contrasting sole in gum. Natural Tan coloured leather lining for extra warmth and durability. The handle and grain on this material is soft to touch and lovely to wear, and will keep your feet dry and cosy through those long winter days!
Like a trainer! AKA with everything. We love playing up the architectural qualities of this shoe with workwear inspired pin tuck pants and manstyle shirts for the studio. It is about leg length proportions - 7/8 cropped flares look great with these shoes as they expose and slim the ankle. We also LOVE these shoes with dresses, especially contrasting long line linens and floaty shapes with the heaviness of this outsole. As always it's about the juxtaposition of something quite feminine up top to play up to the more masculine lines of this shoe. Radical and Yes!
Leather Upper / Leather Lining / Injection Mold Rubber Outsole
Made responsibly in China in small batch quantities by our boutique manufacturing partner, Mipiachi.
Yes. This is a leather upper / lined product so like all leather shoes will have around 8 - 10% stretch on wearing depending on the amount of pressure applied to the upper.
This is high quality leather upper so it does need care.
Leather is a wonderful material, breathable, durable and beautiful. But without a bit of love it can dry out and deteriorate.
For optimum care, we recommend and sell "Waproo Waterproofer" to protect them from unexpected showers. We recommend spraying monthly on the Full Moon and can send you a reminder if you sign up to our newsletter here.
Polish your leather shoes around once a month and clean when necessary with a leather conditioner and soft rag to remove any dirt accumulated on your travels.
For extra special treatment, polishing can help renew shoes that have developed scratches or other signs of regular wear. Wax and cream polishes available from a local shoe repairer will breath new life into your beloved toe tappers. Once your newly polished shoes have dried you can re-apply a waterproof spray for extra protection.