Pablo Black


  • Full-grain Horween Rockford leather upper
  • Fully lined with natural calfskin
  • Medial zipper closure
  • Goodyear welt construction
  • Oil-treated leather outsole
  • Tonal single and double stitch throughout
  • Reinforced leather pull tab
  • HELM signature white composite rubber midsole adds style and extra cushion
  • HELM-embossed oil- and wax-treated leather outsole for water resistance and increased durability
  • Black rubber key heel strike
  • Antique brass YKK zipper  
  • Hand-stitched accent over seam detail on the back
  • Seasonally updated sock liner quote
  • 405 lasted
  • We recommend sizing down a half-size
  • Handcrafted in the U.S.A.

Notes From the Designer:

In 2010, we released a dressier black leather boot called the Brooklyn that was similar to an engineer boot with straps and buckles, but it also had a zipper on the inner shaft and multiple dress shoe influences throughout. I wanted to do something with a zipper again, and it took a couple years to find a factory in the United States that could. The one we found is in Arkansas and is proudly family-owned through multiple generations. It was also the first factory we worked with that did exclusively Goodyear welting, and we were excited to jump in and gain even more hands-on knowledge of the process. The influence for the Pablo is more of an Italian moto boot meets a more European-influenced zipper boot, but with an American work toe. The 405 last that the Pablo boot is constructed on was actually modeled after a vintage penitentiary boot – hence the toe shape.

The Namesake:

This boot is named for Joshua’s dear friend since they were teenagers, Paul, whom he calls “Pablo.”