Handcrafted in the USA, with fine imported materials

Higgins Mill Boot with Chromexcel Leather


Item# SF7562
$445.00 $295.00


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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
  • 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
    Higgins Mill Boot with Chromexcel Leather is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 169.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from I hated the tongue too Crazy that no one at Allen Edmonds seems to care to fix the issue that so many customers have complained about... I also hated the sliding tongue and found it necessary to return this product. Real shame. Also, I think these boots are grossly overpriced. Iron rangers are still the best men's boots out there.
    Date published: 2020-07-16
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from It's "The Tongue". As many reviewers have already written before me, the wiggly tongue issue is just ridiculous. Very uncomfortable to wear when the tongue slides all the way to the side. Had to return these boots. Does anyone at AE read customers' comments? Can't you fix this? It's a simple design problem. Otherwise, I really liked these boots. True to size and slightly roomy for thicker socks. I am not a big fan of Chromexcel leather, so it would be nice if there was a calfskin leather option and additional colours (black and chili would be great).
    Date published: 2020-06-27
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Returned because of the wondering tongue Loved the look and fit, hated the tongue that wouldn't stay in place! The tongue on the left boot would slide all the way down making it very uncomfortable to wear. Never had that happen with any other boots or shoes. C'mon Allen Edmonds, is it so hard to design a gusseted tongue or at least cut a slit for the laces?? Perhaps do away with the ridiculous suede leather and use the same leather as the upper?
    Date published: 2020-04-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Higgins Mill Boot - Great Boot Except For The Tongue I purchased these boots a little over a year ago. They are great boots - except for the tongue! The tongue on my right boot slides to the right... I cannot get it to stay in place. I don't have this issue with the left boot. This is extremely annoying for what is otherwise a great boot. This boot also fits true to size in my opinion. I have added orthotic insoles and they are extremely comfortable. These are factory seconds, but the only cosmetic issue I was able to find was that the stitching on the sole was a little crooked in one area. No big deal other than how it looks. But it's on the soles... so it doesn't matter. I'll probably have to cut a slot in the tongues and run the laces through it in order to keep the tongues in place. That should fix the issue. As for a comparison, I also have a pair of the Wolverine 1000 cordovan-colored cap toe boots. Both are Horween Chromexcel leather, but the Wolverine's feel a little thicker. However, they are not lined like the Higgins Mill is, so that may be why they feel different. The Higgins Mill is a heavier-built boot than the 1000 mile boot. The Dainite sole is thicker than the Wolverine's sole. So if you are comparing the two, I would characterize the Higgins Mill as being able to withstand more abuse and nasty wet/snowy weather than the Wolverines. I really like the Wolverines as well, but they have a more narrow fit than the Higgins Mill. They also run large, so I'm down a full size in the Wolverine's as compared to the Higgins Mill. For the money, IMO the Higgins Mill is a better value than the 1000 mile boot. However, I bought the Wolverines on sale at a very good discount, so I am happy with my purchase. Overall, the Higgins Mill Boot is a very well-made product, just like all of AE's products. However, the tongue is holding it back. If AE would fix this small issue, then it would be rock-solid.
    Date published: 2020-04-22
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    My best friend wears a 16D - your shoe chart for fit goes to 16 but the drop down stops at 15; do you make a 16D?

    He’s 6’7” and a medical professional and I love my Allen Edmonds shoes for all day comfort. I also think he’d really appreciate the quality as well
    Asked by: Gerry
    Unfortunately, the Higgins Mill is not offered in a size 16.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-04-08

    What color shoe dressing do you recommend for this boot?

    Asked by: DB
    We would recommend using neutral or brown.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-03-23

    Are the uppers and everything of the Higgins Mill Chromexcel boots(in brown or discontinued black) made in the USA?

    I have a pair of the black chromexcel Higgins Mill boots. I love them! I've had them for roughly two years now and they look and feel fantastic. I wear them at home in Germany and when I travel to the USA for work. I posted about them on instagram. Someone else who owns a pair, in brown, said that the uppers are made in the Dominican Republic and then attached to the soles in the Wisconsin. This doesn't make sense to me because the inside of the boot says "Handcrafted in the USA." Also, chromexcel leather is imported leather that is awesomely treated by Horween in Chicago. I can't imagine AE buying this leather from 3 hours away, sending that to leather to the DR, having the sue the uppers and then send that leather back to WI. I think Horween sends the leather to WI and everything is made there. If it is the case that the uppers are made in DR, then I will just focus my hashtags to the welt construction and the comfort and leather, rather than include made in the USA. But, the boot says made in the USA. I think they are 100% stitched and assembled at your WI factory. Sorry for the long rant. I love the boots!
    Asked by: Thomas
    We are so sorry for any confusion. The Higgine Mill is an American made shoe. The uppers are made using Horween Leather. The shoe is manufactured in Port Washington.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2020-03-02


    Asked by: TOTORO
    It's a non-gusseted tongue made of suede leather. Why suede? Nobody knows. With a non-gusseted suede tongue, I doubt these boots are anything-proof.
    Answered by: Buddy
    Date published: 2020-01-02

    Whats the length of lace needed for this shoe

    I need replacement shoelaces. What's the recommended length for this shoe.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    We would recommend a 55" lace for the Higgins Mil boot.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2019-10-31

    What is the best way to water proof this boot? Is it a feasible boot for touring Ireland, in between hikes, rain, pubs, and cities?

    Asked by: Jesse
    Hello, Thank you for your inquiry! You'll be pleased to know that we offer water protector spray on our website. -AE Consumer Care Dept.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-09-30

    Storm Welt?

    Is this a storm welt? Is it waterproof?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, storm welt.
    Answered by: Guilder
    Date published: 2019-11-11

    What kind of shank?

    Hello! What material is the shank made from? Thank you
    Asked by: Jedsen
    The Higgins Mill has a wooden shank. Feel free to contact us again if you have additional questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2019-03-05

    Would Allen Edmonds consider making boots with safety toes?

    I would like to see some boots available with safety toes. I have to wear on occasion.
    Asked by: Benjamin
    Thanks for your feedback! We'd be happy to forward your suggestion to the appropriate parties for consideration. Simply call us or email us so it can be forwarded to the proper team. https://www.allenedmonds.com/customer-service/help.html Feel free to contact us again if you have additional questions!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2019-02-14

    Pre-Creased shoes

    Hello, I purchased a pair of Higgins from an in store retailer. The shoes appear to already have creasing in the Vamp area. The toe area does not look as flat and smooth as it does in the picture on your website. There are a bunch of lines and it looks like the branch of a tree. Is this a normal occurrence in this type of leather, and something that happens with usage? I have never purchased AE shoes so I want to be sure they are not defective with loose grain or inferior quality.
    Asked by: shoeman
    Hello! Thank you for your inquiry! We would recommend contacting our customer service with this issue. You can send us pictures so we can better assist you. You can follow the link below to find our email, chat, and phone options. https://www.allenedmonds.com/customer-service/help.html We hope this is helpful!
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2020-02-28
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