HELM Lou Black Pair

Lou Black

4.96 out of 5 Stars based on 54 reviews.

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"The finest pair of boots I've ever owned, without question. I have two pairs of them." - Thomas G.

Designed with elements of several classic styles in mind, the Lou is a fresh and versatile boot that can compliment any man's wardrobe. Made of soft full-grain Balthazar leather and featuring HELM's slip-resistant rubber cushion sole, the Lou is immediately comfortable and ready for wherever the road takes you. Also available in Brown and Natural.

  • Construction
    • Blake Rapid Stitch construction
  • Shell
    • Supple full- grain Balthazar leather in Black
  • Liner
    • Fully lined in black leather
  • Midsole
    • HELM signature white composite rubber midsole
  • Sole
    • HELM Rubber Cushion Sole in Malt
  • Eyelets
    • Brass finish eyelets
  • Laces
    • 52 in round cotton laces in black
    • 52 in round cotton laces in red
  • Last
    • 415 lasted
  • Shaft
    • 5 1/2 in
  • Weight
    • 1 1/4 lbs
  • Features
    • Two sets of laces
    • Resoleable
    • Seasonally updated sock liner quote
    • Fits true to size. If you are in between sizes, we suggest sizing down.
    • Handcrafted in Brazil

What's In A Name

The Lou is named after our friend and acclaimed chef, Lou Lambert, who not unlike this boot is classic, hard-working and able to make just about anything happen. Generous and sincere, Lou loves to help people, and we felt this style was perfect to be named for him.

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4.9 Based on 21 Reviews
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Manuel V.
United States United States
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I have ..2- lous...1 - holt boots

I get lots of compliments... all three boots only took less than half day to break in... all day comfort! I had no problems with any type of construction that went into these boots..

Roy M.
United States United States
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Look clean, break in period not horrible

Overall boots feel good, took me longer than anticipated to break them in. The heel counter and bend of the toe box was especially stiff during the break in. Probably need to do some jumping jacks in the boots to soften them up. Usually I buy a size down in boots but for these I would suggest true to size since they run narrow. Overall leather is good quality and the helm laces feel durable.

Shawn H.
United States United States
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Awesome boots for dress and motorcycle

They were stiff in the beginning but broke in nicely. Perfect cushion. Love them!

Russell K.
United States United States
Comfortable right out of the box!

I received my new Helm Lou boots a few weeks ago. I’d read a lot about the break-in period, etc., but frankly, I found my boots qutie comfortable right out of the box—perhaps slightly stiff, but completely wearable. Granted, I’ve worn boots quite a bit in my life, and spent a few years in the “black boot” Army without many issues with my feet, and perhaps many people are accustomed to wearing only “soft” shoes, but I found the boots ready for regular wear immediately. They’re stylish, the sole is quite springy and feels good to walk on, and the quality and workmanship of the boots appears high. They’re not cheap, but frankly, considering the obvious high quality, I don’t consider them particularly expensive either. I would recommend these to anyone who enjoys wearing boots, and I’m sure I will purchase from Helm again next time I’m in the market for quality leather footwear.

Will P.
United States United States
Solid Pair of Boots

I absolutely love these boots! They break in quick!

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