Besides working as a freelance marketing and retail specialist in the denim industry, running this daily denim blog I am also one of the founders of the ‘Butts and Shoulders’ brand. Two years ago we started with ‘Butts and Shoulders’ as we wanted to share our passion for authenticity, craftsmanship and durable products. Our first product was the travel bag and soon after this first success we launched several other bags and small products.

One of our dreams was also to create our ultimate boot, a ‘Goodyear Welted’ boot. Not a collection, only one boot. Made with the highest standard that last you a lifetime. As with most of our products we used natural vegetable tanned leather, we call it virgin leather. This leather will age very nice with wear. The boots are made by hand in sunny Portugal and are all hand numbered to make them more special. The first run is made in 100 pairs only! We went to Portugal to make a promo video to show you the process and our vision behind our brand/boots. The video is made by the very talented Edwin van der Sande. Edwin did an amazing job with this film! Very proud to show you our boots and our road movie. Enjoy.

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Butts and Shoulders Goodyear Welted boots natural vegetable tanned leather long john blog portugal handmade ageing virgin number limited (2)

Butts and Shoulders Goodyear Welted boots natural vegetable tanned leather long john blog portugal handmade ageing virgin number limited (3)

Butts and Shoulders Goodyear Welted boots natural vegetable tanned leather long john blog portugal handmade ageing virgin number limited (4)

Unique hand numbered tongue

(this is number 2 of the 1st production run of 100 pairs)

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Registration number and sizes at the inside

Butts and Shoulders Goodyear Welted boots natural vegetable tanned leather long john blog portugal handmade ageing virgin number limited (7)

Butts and Shoulders Goodyear Welted boots natural vegetable tanned leather long john blog portugal handmade ageing virgin number limited (9)

Leather sole

Butts and Shoulders Goodyear Welted boots natural vegetable tanned leather long john blog portugal handmade ageing virgin number limited (6)Stamped ‘Goodyear Welted’ sign

Butts and Shoulders Goodyear Welted boots natural vegetable tanned leather long john blog portugal handmade ageing virgin number limited (5)

Several layers leather heel

Butts and Shoulders Goodyear Welted boots natural vegetable tanned leather long john blog portugal handmade ageing virgin number limited (1)

The ageing process: 8 months vs 4 months vs New

Butts and Shoulders Goodyear Welted boots natural vegetable tanned leather long john blog portugal handmade ageing virgin number limited (1)

Our road-production movie made in Portugal

The boots are now available here:

www.buttsandshoulders.com/shop/the-boots

Written by Wouter
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine I'm working as a freelance marketing specialist for brands and retail. Specialized in denim.