Handcrafted in the USA, with fine imported materials

Rainier Split-toe Blucher Boot


Item# SF3582
$445.00 $229.97


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  • Seven eyelet blucher split-toe boot
  • Refined, yet rugged country boot
  • Designed for the urban lifestyle
  • Dress it up or down, perfect any way you style it
  • Relaxed Fit, slightly roomy feel


  • 360º Bench Welt construction for durability and stability
  • Full length and full grain leather insole
  • CustomCork™ insole naturally molds for a custom fit
  • All-weather Commando® rubber sole
  • Craft

  • Handcrafted in Port Washington, WI with fine imported leathers
  • Built on the welted 1757 Last
  • Italian Nappa pebble grain calfkin
  • 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

    Most people consider a “classic” fit to be a “standard” fit. This fit more closely aligns with the natural shape of your feet.

    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
    Rainier Split-toe Blucher Boot is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 14.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Soles fall apart after two months I have several pairs of AEs, some of which have have lasted 10+ years and look as good as the day I bought them. For some reason, these boots seem to be falling apart after only two months of sparse wear in a city. The mid sole and outer sole are pulling apart as well as the heel block. It’s a shame, because they look great.
    Date published: 2019-12-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2nd Best Boot I've Ever Bought As soon as this boot came out, I knew I needed it. As a dress casual man, rarely ever wearing a tie, but jeans and a sport coat type - this is the absolute perfect style to give a genuine "dress down" appearance. Style is perfect. Pebble grain, some detail on the toe - nothing too plain and boring, but nothing excessive like contrast colors. Just right. Have had them just over a month, but have put many, many miles on them already. Worn at least 4 times a week. Took them to a conference and wore the every day through meetings, walking tours, etc.... They are just now showing small signs of wear. I am confident this boot upper will last an extremely long time. The leather is soft, great feel. YET they are still holding their shape quite well. Must have some seriously durable leather or something between the outer and lining. These particular pair cradle my heel like I haven't had before in a "dress" boot. It's stunningly comfortable. Now, some negatives.... the laces are insanely long! Wow... One boot is slightly lighter than the other. No big deal, I got them on sale and I've polished enough shoes and boots to know how to correct it. * 2nd best boots because my #1 boots are some Made in USA "D" brand hiking boots I've had for 5 years and they've been all over the world on hiking expeditions with me, still going strong and still on the same sole. Sentimental reasons.
    Date published: 2019-10-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprisingly Soft, Comfortable Leather Being leather lined, these should hold their shape well over time, even though the primary outer leather is very soft. They fit about true to size but require a bit of unlacing to put on as they don't have sliders or loops for the laces, They could use a bit more robust mid-sole as you can feel the sole lugs individually through the bottom of your feet. The sensation is forgotten as it's not extreme or real irritating.
    Date published: 2019-08-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from The devil is sort of in the details I'll try to keep this one short, I promise. On the positive side, these are just an all-around sturdy, solid and comfortable platform. I normally wear a 7D and went with that here (same as what I took for the Higgins Mill) and the result, while more snug than the CXL HM, is very good. The 1757 is just a very accommodating last; even though I have a high instep and narrow overall width, the flatness of the 1757 vamp is offset by the very generous toebox, yet the heel still manages to stay about "normal." I loved the CXL HM enough that I picked up two pairs, but the It's Hide commando sole on the Rainier at least in my opinion is hands-down better in terms of support. Whereas the Long Branch transitioned from a true lug sole to the soft gumlite, the Rainier uses the "real deal." The Rainier is clearly one of the best products AE has put out since the rebranding happened, and I honestly can't say enough good things about it. On the negative side...and going back to my title. When the Rainier first came out, I didn't even remotely consider it given what I considered a fairly ridiculous pricetag. It's come down, and with the sales it became a lot more palatable, but at MSRP or close to that, no way. I don't know what it is, and maybe this is a very subjective assessment, but the Rainier just isn't very good looking. There are two other manufacturers, one that begins with "A" and the other that begins with "G," that both produce similar split-toe boots, and in terms of aesthetics (use of bright contrast stitching), and materials (availability of cxl in different colors vs. grain only), I would much prefer a boot from either of these companies over the Rainier. I can't figure out either the lack of contrast stitching or the color choices. Brown grain isn't bad...but it isn't great either. The cognac color (which is more like a uniform orangy tan) is a tougher color to me; a more casual color that is kind of difficult to dress up at all. I really wish they would have done cxl and in more varieties. What else. Well, one thing I always complained about regarding the Sauk Drive (which was another really good product) was the lack of speedhooks, combined with rough, unfinished brass eyelets where the grommet backings would rip and chew through the laces, eventually shredding them and causing them to break. And the no speedhooks, rough eyelets are right back here on the Rainier. Finally, the finishing just seems sloppy overall, and I've seen many pairs where the split toe is crooked or "off" on either one or both boots. Just kind of hard to stomach going back to the high pricetag. Please understand that all of these negatives are quite small, really even "in the noise." I would really rate this product a 4.5 if that was possible. I thought the HM was one of the best things ever, and the Rainier is in many regards better than the HM. And yet the HM is still a lot more popular. So I guess I would put it this way. If you aren't already loaded with boots. You are looking for a rock solid platform that you can sort of "use and abuse" without too much fuss. You don't mind grain leather and were considering the grain HM (I can assure you, the Rainier's grain is softer and far nicer), and the lack of speedhooks doesn't deter you. The 1757 works for you TTS. I'd say go for this. On the other hand, if you have lots of boots already. You are looking for a split toe boot, but aesthetics are very important. You aren't in love with grain, you'd prefer cxl, and you like speedhooks. In that case, I'd say maybe pick these up on sale. I think these are all-around better than the grain HM, but there are definitely people who will prefer the CXL HM to the Rainier. This is honestly a real pity; I'm sort of sad in a way to see these being overlooked in the way they are.
    Date published: 2019-05-02
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    Is this sole considered slip resistant?

    Is this sole considered slip resistant? I wish you include a picture of the sole. Thank you
    Asked by: Jay
    Thank you for your inquiry! The Rainier Split toe is not slip resistant. -AE Consumer Care Dept.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-11-06

    Will this boot be available with a Dainite sole

    Like the boot but would prefer Dainite instead of the commando type sole
    Asked by: wjpzk
    Hello, Thank you for your inquiry! At this time, the Rainer boot is not offered with a dainite sole. -AE Consumer Care Dept.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-10-02

    7 eyelets but no hooks

    Why are the top three eyelets not hooks? Without hooks, it seems like these boots would be a pain to get on/off. I love them but the lack of hooks is preventing me from buying them.
    Asked by: rocco1109

    Can this boot be reconditioned?

    Asked by: Boe
    The Rainier style is eligible for our Recrafting services. Feel free to contact us again if you have additional questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2019-02-01

    When will you be offering this Rainier Split-Toe Blucher boot in size 10 D again?

    Asked by: Charles
    Thank you for your interest in this style. Stock levels may change daily for different reasons. We apologize we are unable to provide an exact date when an item becomes available. Keep in mind, if the item is restocked it will appear as available in its product page. Feel free to contact us again if you have additional questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-12-12

    Poron inner?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, this style features a PORON® insole. Feel free to contact us again if you have additional questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-11-12

    Was the upper Made in USA?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Thank you for reaching out to us. The Rainier is handcrafted in Port Washington.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2018-10-29

    What last is this boot on?

    Asked by: Cmoney
    This style is constructed on the 1757 Last. https://www.allenedmonds.com/discover/shoes-101/lasts.html Feel free to contact us again if you have additional questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2018-10-11
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