Luciano Balmoral Boots
A Balmoral boot is the epitome of a formal boot. With all the sophistication and class of an oxford, the Balmoral boot gains it's inspiration from vintage European styles. Featuring closed channel lacing and a sleek silhouette, Balmoral boots frequently highlight a contrasting upper panel.
Materials: jeans sartorial + med brown painted calf
Lining: navy calf leather
Sole: natural Goodyear leather sole plain
Last: Zurigo - Rounded Toe for Traditional English Look
Shoe construction methods
There are three basic methods of shoe construction: cementing, blake welting, and goodyear welting. We use both, Blake and Original Goodyear production methods. Each of them has its advantages and defines how the sole is attached to the upper. Goodyear welting is the oldest, most labor intensive, and most durable of the three methods of construction.
The Fine Print:
- Shoe production timeline/shipping Can vary from 30-40 days from the date of order.
- All shoes are handmade, small tiny changes or imperfections are natural.
- Color differentiation of shoes may vary, product color on screen is not 100% guaranteed, it may vary on how the color shows on your screen from one person to another.
- Most of the time the color difference from picture to when you receive your product is minor and unnoticeable.
PREMIUM LEATHER : We work exclusively with the best leather tanneries and importers, ethically sourced and bred. Our leather catalog is high grade 100% calf leather.
ABSORBENT LAYER : All our shoes have a special midsole that absorbs the impact of walking, giving you greater comfort and managing to extend the life of the sole.
ORIGINAL SOLE: Our soles are made in the traditional way, making them with several layers of pressed leather for the standard leather sole and other high quality materials for our other soles. All of our construction methods are universally recognized as the best type of classic methods including Goodyear welt, blake stitched, etc..
LEATHER LINING : The inner skin of the Q is composed of a soft calf leather lining, which makes them much more comfortable and long lasting.
HANDCRAFTED PRODUCT: Our designs are hand made. We do not use molds or laser cutting. All our production links are made and supervised by high expert footwear craftsmen with over 40 years of experience.
OUR SEAL: All our products include a specially made QS® logo stamp to recognize authenticity.
Fits true to size. If between sizes in sneakers, select the size down. Not sure what size you should get? Try our 3D foot sizing guide on your mobile or tablet. CLICK HERE
When comparing two different shoes you should know that, despite their external differences, the inner shape is the key element when it comes to fitting.
See below a comparison between two Wholecut shoes as an example, both with the same size (42 EU).
The one on the left is made using the Zurigo Last (rounded toe) and the other one uses the Monti Last (long chisel toe).
As you can see, the long and narrow toe shape of the Monti last generates a larger blind / unused space at the toe. How much space you have in front of the toe varies depending on the type of shoe and its toe shape.
That is why, even though the shoe on the right is 1 cm longer (total length measured from the heel to the tip of the toe) both shoes are effectively the same size.
Admittedly, there's no point in comparing the fitting of two different shoes only based on their total length.