The Wellington Boot became a staple of the British aristocracy and middle classes in the early 19th century, shortly after the first pair were invented by their namesake, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington and created on St James’s street – just a stone’s throw away from the John Lobb premises. Today, the original prototype, a miniature model kindly gifted to us, sits proudly in our museum case at the shop. Our mid-calf boot can be cut to different heights according to the customer’s wishes; usually 12” reaching just above the centre of the calf. It features a tug on either side which can be pushed down once the boot is on.
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