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The Launch Of The Butts And Shoulders Monkey Boots

This week Butts and Shoulders launched their version of the Monkey boots. The Monkey style is a very popular footwear model since it’s introduction during WWII in the Czechoslovakian army. Next, to the durable construction, they’re light and strong.

A perfect combination during these war days, but also for everyday usage on the streets nowadays.

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Vegetable-Tanned Leather

As the rest of the Butts and Shoulders brand, these Monkeys are also made of natural vegetable-tanned leather. This 100% chemical-free leather type chances with wear into a darker cognac color. This aging process is magical and very unique to explore each day.

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Norwegian Welted Construction

The construction of the boots is made with the Norwegian Welted, instead of the Goodyear Welted method on the other models in the brand’s collection. The Norwegian Welt, which gives a Storm Welt, prevents water from going into the boot at the seam between the upper and the welt.

The Norwegian Welt is normally used for performance footwear, so an authentic technical aspect, which gives also a unique look to the boots.

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Shapes To Your Own Feet

Due to the Norwegian Welted construction, there’s a full cork filling between the insole and the midsole. With wear, the cork will mold to your own feet, which makes them very comfortable, as they shape perfectly around it.

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Images of the inside by Butts and Shoulders.

Custom Made Outsole

The soles on these Monkeys are custom developed by the brand and is a durable lightweight EVA-outsole. So, an authentic look which matches perfectly with the style, but with a modern approach.

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Clean & Timeless Design

The design of the boots are clean, and timeless. They used golden eye-lets, and laces that matches with the leather color. The boots are stitched with white/ecru thread, and there’s only a small brand logo on the back.

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Numbered By Hand

As all the Butts and Shoulders boots, these Monkeys are also numbered by hand. The first run is 100 pairs and produced again in their small factory in Portugal.

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Images by retailer Cultizm.com.

Production Video

To see more of the production in Portugal, and to learn more about the different stages of the production process, they made a short video to give you a little bit more insight into this footwear craftsmanship.

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Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.