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Freeman Boot - Black Chromexcel

Rated 4.7 out of 5
Based on 14 reviews
$470.00
Free Shipping & Returns in the Contiguous U.S. (Lower 48)
Description
Back in 2018 we realized that something was missing from our footwear collection - a warm, comfortable, durable, and water resistant winter boot - so after months of development and testing we arrived at the Freeman winter boot. First and foremost the Freeman is incredibly warm - it is fully lined with a curly merino wool shearling - this shearling is light, soft, and extremely warm for it's weight. Next, the Freeman is crafted from Horween's superlative Chromexcel leather - highly water-resistant, durable, and easy to care for. Lastly, the sole unit on this boot is so supportive and grippy it can pull double-duty as a light duty hiker. We combined a leather midsole with a storm welt with a supportive foam midsole wedge and the Vibram Christy Arctic Grip. Vibram's Arctic Grip outsoles provide superior traction on wet ice and snow. You won't find a sole better suited to the elements than this. The Freeman is truly the last winter boot you'll ever need.
Features
  • Tall Boot for walking in deep snow
  • Horween Chromexcel Leather
  • handcrafted from highly water-resistant leather
  • Each pair is fully lined with merino wool shearling: incredibly warm, breathable, and anti-microbial
  • Vibram Christy Arctic Grip outsole with a supportive foam midsole wedge. Superior traction on ice and snow.
  • leather midsole with leather storm welt
  • antique brass eyelets with top three speed hooks
  • "jaguar" alum leather laces - oil treated for exceptional durability
Details
average rating 4.7 out of 5
Based on 14 reviews
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14 Reviews
Reviewed by uplander
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Nice, but could be better

I'm a 12.75 heel to toe, B/C heel, nearly D toes, and a 14.5 heel to ball, but still have long toes. I have franken feet, and at some point I should probably have lasts made for me. For now, I do best with mocs made of a stretchy leather.

But I moved north, and my Iron Rangers and Merchants just aren't comfortable enough for how often I wear boots. I have a lot of trouble with boots, my feet are weird. And I needed something warmer as well, if I want to spend time outside year round. This fits the bill for the latter need.

I normally buy 13B rangers and pennies, so my heel fits, and the leather stretches in the toe box to fit my normal width toes. This helps my foot stay in place, and also molds to my forward instep that is so problematic in sturdier boots. Because of the shearling, that doesn't really matter, and these are going to be more sneaker like. The 13 is a bit too wide, and a bit too long, but the 12 won't solve width because it's going to be more uneven in length vs width. Right now I'm going to have to wear this with heavy full cushion socks, or medium full cushion with liners at a minimum. I don't foresee that being a problem, it's going to be cold, and I don't have great circulation

It's a nice high boot, giving you extra ankle support should you slip. The downside is, out of the box they're a bit awkward to sit in. A bar stool is fine, and they'll probably break-in in this regard with time. Hopefully not too much, or you'll lose some of thatโ€ฆ

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Reviewed by Mark B.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Well made boots!

I love the Freeman boots, they're comfortable, stylish, warm, and have great traction on the snow. One day there was a particularly wet snow and the grip on the boots was so good that snow was collecting on the sole until it got heavy enough it would fall off.

A couple of notes to would be purchasers of the boots. First, I was between a size 11.5-12 based on the official size guy on Rancourts website, after chatting with a customer service rep they suggested I go a half size up, so I elected for a size 12.5. After receiving and wearing the boots for a few days, even with thick socks, I am convinced that I would have been more than fine with a size 12. I was reluctant to send them back as the boots are custom made and I didn't want to wait multiple weeks for a new pair to be made again. In fact I read other reviews before I purchased the boots saying that they didn't think they needed to size up either. Secondly, be prepared for creases in the leather. The upper portion of the boot is pure leather with just the lining inside. There is very little support and thus as you wear the boots the leather begins to wrinkle as you walk. The leather has not cracked, but aesthetically it is something to be aware of.

Overall I am happy with the boots but very much wished I got the half size smaller so that my foot wasn't moving around so much.

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Hello Mark,

Thank you for the review! Your support and feedback are greatly appreciated.

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Rancourt & Co.

Reviewed by Fabian Martinez J.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great winter boots

Love the workmanship. Vibram christy sole is so cushy and the arctic grip is great. It works better on wet ice, but it still is better then with out. The wool lining works too. Not too hot, not cold at all and keeps feet dry. Now Iโ€™m hoping for more info winter weather.

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Hello Fabian,

Thank you for the review! Your support is greatly appreciated.

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Rancourt & Co.

Reviewed by Kevin V.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

The only winter boots you'll ever need!

The shearling lining and Vibram artic outsoles make these boots perfect for winters! The leather uppers give these boots a more professional look compared to others that use plastic uppers. Laces and eyelets are excellent! I highly appreciate the "Natural" option for the uppers as well! Best of all is that they are crafted by fellow Americans in Maine, USA!

Thank you Rancourt! This has been a wonderful gift to my brother who has moved to the Midwest!

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Hello Kevin,

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Rancourt & Co.

Reviewed by Matthew S.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Fantastic boot - nothing but good things to say

These boots shipped quickly and arrived in great condition and well-packed. The boots themselves are solidly built and extremely comfortable. I haven't had the chance to try them in the snow yet but as warm as they seem I don't think I'll have any problem. And they look very handsome, I've gotten compliments already.

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Hello Matthew,

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Rancourt & Co.