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The Whalen Black

Regular price $250 $156 Sale $117


The Whalen is a modernized chukka, designed to go with you anywhere your day takes you. Built on the 415 last and featuring a genuine handsewn seam, the Whalen is sleek yet classic, all in the same step. For the first time, we incorporated a genuine crepe sole for unparalleled comfort right out of the box, making the Whalen the boot you'll never want to take off.

  • Construction
    • Cemented construction
  • Shell
    • Supple Krumenauer leather in Black
    • Genuine handsewn seam
  • Liner
    • Fully lined with natural leather
  • Midsole
    • HELM signature white midsole
  • Sole
    • Natural crepe sole
  • Eyelets
    • Naked eyelets
  • Laces
    • 2 sets of 46 in round waxed cotton laces in black
  • Last
    • 415 lasted
  • Shaft
    • 4 3/8 in
  • Weight
    • 1 lbs 7 oz
  • Features
    • Fits true to size. If you are in between sizes, we suggest sizing down.
    • Resoleable 
    • Seasonally updated sock liner quote
    • Reinforced pull tab
    • Two sets of laces
    • Handcrafted in Brazil

What's In A Name

The Whalen is named for our good friend, Matthew Whalen. Matthew, or "Matty" to some of us, is an accomplished filmaker and photographer, working on multiple national campaigns that you yourself have undoubtedly seen. As accomplished of an artist as Matty is, his true talent lies in his unwaivering and devoted friendship. Kind and humble, sincere and funny, and adventurous like no other, we immediately thought of Matty when we designed this boot.

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The best....

This is my third pair of Helms; the quality and build of all the shoes is outstanding. The sole of this one is my favorite so far; it's like walking on air. My other two pairs had a break-in period; this one fit like a glove out of the box. Thanks to Helm for another outstanding pair of shoes.

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