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Back in the 1980s Aero made a replica of the classic early 20th Century man's working boot, the type worn across the Globe before WW2, made famous by such diverse and legendary characters as Charlie Chaplin and The Jarrow Marchers. Production of the Aero version came to a slightly abrupt halt when our cobbler retired and it's taken us a while to find a British Shoemaker capable of recreating this legendary boot to our satisfaction.
All good things are worth waiting for and we are now delighted to introduce our new version, a proper Goodyear welted, leather lined boot, made from high grade Horween Chrome Tanned Steerhide and crafted in Northampton in the traditional manner, maybe not with the cobbler working with a mouth full of tacks and a last between his knees as would have been the case before "Elfin Safety" but made as close as possible to the original 20th Century version.
We have a choice of three colours available from stock, Classic Black, the first choice back in the day, Brown and Horween's legendary Color#8 Cordovan
While everyone knows Charlie Chaplin, the Jarrow Marchers might not be so well known outside The UK. In 1936, a group 200 men from Jarrow marched the 300 miles to London to present a petition to Parliament, asking the government for work, as the shipyard in Jarrow had closed down in the previous year leaving local unemployment at 70%.
Period photos show that almost every last man wore a pair of boots like these; it's in their honour that we remember these fine men in the naming of our boots.
NOTE: The boots are made out of leather which is a natural product where some markings can occur. Although the boots are pieced together to the highest quality some natural blemishes may be shown.