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Factory 2nd - Higgins Mill Boot with Chromexcel Leather


Item# 7562S-105-B
$445.00 $279.00



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  • Rugged lace-up boot, inspired by American loggers
  • Five eyelet, three hooks
  • Dress it up or down, perfect any way you style it
  • Relaxed Fit, slightly roomy feel


  • 360º Bench Welt construction for durability and stability
  • Premium calfskin holds its shape
  • Stacked leather heel
  • CustomCork™ insole forms a custom fit
  • All-weather Dainite sole for premium traction
  • Craft

  • Handcrafted in Port Washington, WI of fine imported materials
  • Built on the 1757 Last
  • Chromexcel leather dries soft and ages beautifully
  • Recraftable
  • Care

    Care Instructions

    STEP 1: Using a damp cloth or sponge, lather our Saddle Soap and apply onto leather to clean and restore its natural oils.

    STEP 2: Moisturize the shoes with our Cream Polish to make them supple and soft, following instructions on the product.

    STEP 3: Condition the shoes with our Speed Polish, protecting them from dirt, rain and snow.

    STEP 4: Take our Heel dressing applicator and apply to the edge of the heel and sole.

    STEP 5: Apply our Leather Lotion as needed for added protection and polish in between cleanings. Use our Horsehair Shine Brush to buff shoes to a desired shine.

    *For camo printed leather, simply rub our Leather Lotion onto print with our Cotton Flannel Polishing Cloth as needed and wipe smudges or dirt away with a damp cloth.

    Relaxed Fit

    The relaxed fit has added space in the toe box. This extra room allows for thicker socks and foot expansion that occurs at the end of the day or during a long flight.

    U.S. E.U. U.K.
    5 38 4
    5.5 38.5 4.5
    6 39 5.5
    6.5 39.5 6
    7 40 6.5
    7.5 41 7
    8 41.5 7.5
    8.5 42 8
    9 43 8.5
    9.5 43.5 9
    10 44 9.5
    10.5 44.5 10
    11 45 10.5
    11.5 45.5 11
    12 46 11.5
    12.5 47 12
    13 48 12.5
    14 49 13
    15 50 14
    16 50.5 15

    For help getting the perfect fit, we recommend you visit a retail store to get your feet fitted. If you do not have the option to visit one of our stores, you may contact customer service to help you choose the right size.

    Width Available Sizes
    AAAA 8.5-16 Narrow
    AAA 10-12, 13, 14
    AA 10-12, 13, 14
    A 9-12, 13, 14
    B 8-12, 13, 14, 15
    C 8-12, 13, 14, 15
    D 6-13, 14, 15, 16 Medium
    E 6-12, 13, 14
    EE 6-12, 13
    EEE 7-12, 13, 14 Wide
    Ask & Answer
    Factory 2nd - Higgins Mill Boot with Chromexcel Leather is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 47.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quality material great fit heal digs in a little I love the boots in most all ways. They look great have great quality. But when I go for long walks (and I walk fast and heavy) the back of the heal seems to cut into the back of my foot a little. It seems a little less after breaking in the bit I have but they still do. Not sure if its because its a factory second but it shouldn't be. Factory second I thought would be cosmetic only and I would not expect that to cause a hurt. Not sure if I would recommend for this one reason though I do take a size 14 and it may vary with size. I have worn them several times typically without walking so much and no problem at all. But when I wear to work and I do alot of walking then I notice it. And its quite a bit uncomfortable. I will continue to try to break them it but its a little excessive. Other than that they are great boots.
    Date published: 2020-01-20
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Okay quality, runs huge I typically buy size 10 or 10.5 shoes. I bought a pair of size 10D AE shoes that fit me way way too small. I then bought pair of 10.5E that fit better, especially width-wise, but were still too small length-wise. Based on that, I thought the size 11 would be the perfect fit, and got a D on the width because I thought going half a size up would naturally be a little wider. Surprise! They are huge length and width-wise. These Ds are way way wider than the 10.5 Es. And, way longer. The front is already creasing really bad. When I tried to ask for help online before ordering, I was told to go to a store about 200 miles away. They refused to offer any advice, other than to say all AE shoes are true to size. If that were true the 10 or 10.5 would have fit me. How can those two be too small, but the 11s too big?
    Date published: 2019-11-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Boot with Loose Grain on one boot. The fit is fantastic. No break-in period at all. The comfort is unbelievable. One boot had major loose grain leather wrinkles on the side of the boot and the other was perfect. The construction is excellent. Overall, an excellent purchase for the price point.
    Date published: 2019-11-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Deal Love my boots, a little loose grain, but they feel and look great. Will definitely buy more.
    Date published: 2019-11-20
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    Since these are seconds, what are the defects?

    Additionally, is it true sizing or do they run large?
    Asked by: Abner
    Mine did not have any big noticeable defects. They don’t run large, they run huge.
    Answered by: Sb
    Date published: 2019-11-23

    Does this boot have chromexcel leather? I know it says in the title but the description differs from that of the firsts.

    The description has "Chromexcel leather dries soft and ages beautifully" while this one does not.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    It’s Chromexcel leather.
    Answered by: Papa G
    Date published: 2019-06-25

    The description of the camo version of the Higgins Mill factory second boot describes a different shoe—a slip on loafer. What’s up with that?

    Asked by: Scott. Austin.Texas
    I am not sure of the typo that you have read but if I run across anything odd I call AE direct. The customer service in store or over the phone has been exceptional in my experience. I just received my Camo Higgins Mill boot and it look great!
    Answered by: CyclingRRT
    Date published: 2018-11-11
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