Wells

$569.00

  • Horween Chromexcel® upper
  • Fully lined with natural calfskin
  • Blake Rapid Stitch welt construction
  • Fineline rubber and leather outsole
  • Tonal stitch throughout
  • Triple-stitch cap toe
  • Reinforced leather pull tab
  • Detailed zigzag stitching on backstay
  • HELM signature white composite rubber midsole adds style and extra cushion
  • HELM-embossed oil- and wax-treated leather outsole with Fineline rubber on ball for water resistance, increased durability and extra traction
  • Black rubber capped heel
  • Silver eyelets
  • Black waxed cotton laces
  • Seasonally updated sock liner quote and tongue stamp
  • Resoleable
  • 415 lasted
  • Shaft: 712 in.
  • Weight: 1 lb. 15 oz.
  • Handcrafted in the U.S.A.
  • U.S.-made matching belt available   

Notes From the Designer:

Growing up, I always loved the films with a dude on a motorcycle, a cigarette dangling from his mouth. Marlon Brando in “The Wild One” or Mickey Rourke in “Rumble Fish” – I loved the black leather boots they wore. James Dean in “Rebel Without a Cause,” with his vintage engineer boots – they were so good. With the Wells boot, I took that black, rebel boot style and melded it with a subtle military influence to inspire a style of its own. My intent here was to create an adaptable boot with subtle yet strong elements. Silver hardware contrasts the Black Horween leather handsomely, while the zigzag stitching along the back adds a hidden touch of detail – an artistic element. Using the slightly narrower 415 last but with a cap toe usually seen on the 323 last, this sets it apart from Americana work boots and places it in a category of its own. The addition of the Fineline sole brings traction but with an elegant profile, and the higher shaft and tongue stay true to their roots in design. I’m proud of this boot – it’s definitely one of my favorites.

The Namesake:

Named for Joshua’s close and enduring friend, Tyler Wells, this boot represents their own rebel lifestyles separately and together, not only in starting multiple businesses but also in terms of not letting anyone or anything hold them back from their dreams. When it comes to taking risks, they’re cut from the same cloth, so these boots are rightfully named. You can read more about Tyler here on the blog.