Handcrafted in the USA, with fine imported materials

Higgins Mill Boot with Waxed Suede Leather


Item# SF2648


  • Select Color 3187 Brown

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  • Rugged casual 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
  • CustomCork™ insole forms a custom fit
  • All-weather Dainite sole for premium traction
  • Craft

  • Handcrafted in Port Washington, WI, with fine imported leathers
  • Built on the 1757 Last
  • Waterproof waxed rough suede upper
  • Soft leather lining
  • Recraftable
  • Care

    Care Instructions

    Clean regularly with a brush or damp cloth. If wet, let dry at room temperature. Do not leave wet shoes near fire, radiators, or hot pipes.

    STEP 1: To remove dirt and stains use our Suede and Nubuck Cleaning System, following the instructions on the box.

    STEP 2: To maintain waxy finish, lightly apply our Carnauba Wax Polish with a cloth or brush.

    STEP 3: Take our Heel Dressing applicator and press against the edge of the heels and soles.

    STEP 4: Once the material has dried, spray our Water Protector over the surface of the shoes and let dry.


    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

    Weather Ready

    Purposefully designed dress shoes and boots to conquer the elements.

    Best suited for:
    Rain, snow, and exceptional
    everyday styling.

    Premium waterproof leathers and a full waterproof membrane built on our proprietary 360° Storm Welt™ that is seam-sealed to keep you dry in the most challenging conditions.

    Best suited for:
    Light moisture and
    everyday styling.

    Leather crafted with innovative, water-resistant properties that don’t compromise on comfort and offer outstanding water repellency to keep shoes dry.

    Ask & Answer
    Higgins Mill Boot with Waxed Suede Leather is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 34.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great fit but the tongue thing......terrible! The first pair I received had problems with the sole and the welt stitch. Returned them and got a beautiful pair, but....3 wearings in and the tongues slide to the outside of the boot. The tongue on the left boot slides all the way down the side to my ankle and opens the boot up to the lowest speed lace, about two inches. Doesn't make the boot hurt but just uncomfortable and unsightly. Clearly a manufacturing error but one that doesn't show itself until the boots have been worn making them difficult to return. Such a shame. I counted and over the years have acquired 20+ pairs of AE shoes, sneakers and now boots. Once a shining example of American craftsmanship now apparently just another shoe company.
    Date published: 2020-11-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredibly happy It's covid time, and I took a chance and ordered these boots from a picture. Dead on amazing choice - so lucky. Classic look, can dress up or down, solid footing. Exactly what I wanted.
    Date published: 2020-10-30
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from You should not have to perform surgery on your boots to make them work First the good: they look great. The waxed suede is beautiful, the stitching is nice and tight and neat. The last is the perfect shape (for me), the welt is gorgeous and the color is perfect. Now the bad: the tongue on these boots slides to the outside of your foot which exposes the metal rivets for the speed hooks. These rivets will dig into your upper foot in about 15 minutes of wear. It is not painful feeling but you can definitely feel that your foot is rubbing against metal and it is extremely uncomfortable. Many people have complained of the same issue so this problem is not unique to my boots. To remedy the issue I had to cut two small slits in the tongue of the boot and weave the laces through the slits. You can youtube this procedure and find a few videos. The most popular video of this nature is a man performing surgery on his Higgins Milll boots. No boot should require surgery to avoid metal rivets digging into your foot. Completely unacceptable for boots at this price point. I would expect this from a $70 paid of H&M boots not a $400 pair of boots. How AE allows this to happen to their signature boot is beyond me.
    Date published: 2020-10-27
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Looking & Comfortable Boots - Questionable Build Quality This is the first pair of boots I've purchased from AE and they look great and are very comfortable to wear all day. My biggest complaint is that both heels are delaminating from the sole. AE customer service offered to have them sent in for review and they'd get back to me in 8 WEEKS. That seems a bit excessive and now I'm without the boots that I wear 2-3 days a week to work.
    Date published: 2020-10-14
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    What belt do you recommend to go with this boot?

    Asked by: tgrasso1970
    Unfortunately, we do not have an exact matching belt.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-11-09

    Any chance of getting this boot in size 6 E ? Pleaaaaase say yes!!

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Unfortunately, we do not have a size 6E available. We apologize for any disappointment this may cause! -AE Consumer Care Dept.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-07-21

    If I order them today how fast and what day can I receive them

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Standard Ground Shipping: FREE on domestic U.S. orders over $75 Estimated arrival: 3-7 business days. Orders will be shipped standard ground transportation by FedEx Ground and/or USPS Priority Mail. We do not ship to P.O. boxes. Expedited Shipping: Estimated arrival: Second business day. Only available on in-stock orders and must select shipping option at checkout. Expedited orders placed before 9 AM CST Monday-Friday will be shipped out the following day. We do not ship to P.O. boxes. Rush Shipping: Estimated arrival: Next business day (pm). Only available on in-stock orders and must select shipping option at checkout. Rush orders placed before 9 AM CST Monday-Friday will be shipped out the same day. We do not ship to P.O. boxes. Please note, ONLY IN STOCK items are available for expedited and rush shipping so please check your item's availability before selecting your shipping option.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2019-12-31

    Does this boot have a removable insole?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    The Higgins Mill Boot with Waxed Suede Leather does not feature a removable insole.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2019-12-20

    Which one of your shoe polishes do you recommend for the brown Higgins Mill Boot with waxed suede leather?

    Asked by: Tim
    To maintain waxy finish, please lightly apply our Carnauba Wax Polish with a cloth or brush.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2020-10-31

    Can this boot be worn in wet and snowy conditions

    Asked by: Roger
    Hello, Thank you for inquiry! We would not recommend wearing the boots in heavy snow conditions because they are suede. -AE Consumer Care Dept.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-10-10


    I generally shy away from lots of suede/nubuck but figured I would ask. If it's raining my material of choice is always CXL, followed by the tumbled grain. How does the waxed suede hold up? Not bad, or much more delicate? Is this similar to what was used on the older Gray McTavish or Big Sur?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Thank you for your inquiry! While this style is not considered to be fully waterproof, the wax has a natural repellency to water. It should hold up to some light rain. You can also add a level of protection by applying Carnauba Wax in Neutral, or using our Water Protector, which can be applied regularly or as needed. This is a different leather and finish from the other styles. Feel free to contact us again with any further questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2020-10-28
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