Built for the Elements

Higgins Mill Weatherproof Boot with Dainite Rubber Sole


Item# SF3278
$445.00 $329.97


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  • Our best selling Higgins Mill, now with weatherproof technology
  • Five eyelet, three hooks
  • Dress it up or down, perfect any way you style it
  • Relaxed Fit, slightly roomy feel


  • 360º Storm Welt weatherproof, sealed construction to conquer the elements
  • Waterproof membrane lining
  • CustomCork™ insole forms a custom fit
  • All-weather Dainite sole for premium traction
  • Craft

  • Handcrafted in Port Washington, WI of fine imported materials
  • German waterproof leather with soft leather lining
  • Built on the 1757 Last
  • Recraftable
  • Care

    We believe a great pair of shoes or boots is always a solid long-term investment. To keep your favorite footwear in top form for years or even decades to comes, use our 4 Step Shoe Care Process and these essential products.

    1. Clean

    Start by applying Saddle Soap with a Cotton Flannel Polishing Cloth to remove stains and dirt from the uppers and bring up the leather's natural oils.

    2. Polish

    Next, use a Horsehair Dauber to treat your footwear with Cream Polish which renews the color and luster of leather. Any time you want to achieve a truly glossy, high shine, you should instead apply Carnauba Wax Polish.

    3. Dress

    Restore the color and surface of the leather on the heels and soles using Heel Dressing.

    4. Protect

    Leather Lotion keeps uppers soft, supple and hydrated while a Horsehair Shine Brush is perfect for buffing your shoes to the desired shine. As a last step, spray on Water Protector to guard against harmful moisture and spills and use a Leather Dopp Kit to keep all your care products organized.

    Looking for replacement laces? Find the right laces for your Allen Edmonds shoes and boots here: Shoelace Fit Chart


    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 Weatherproof Boot with Dainite Rubber Sole is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 310.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good Looking, Very Comfortable ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ These are wonderful boots. They are good looking enough to wear with dress pants and all day comfortable out of the box. Expecting good looking, comfortable, well made boots may seem reasonable, yet I’ve been frustrated for months searching in person and online. And, it did take 2 attempts to get the right size (sometimes I wear an E width, sometimes a EEE). Allen Edmonds Customer Service was more than generous with their time, expertise and a quick, no charge exchange.
    Date published: 2021-10-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks better in person than on pics I was really surprised to see the quality of the leather and the craftsmanship. my last boots bought from AE was the Park City and I had some issues with the upper and the tongue so i had to return and buy a different one. The Higgins Mill, like the Park City, runs half a size big. I am an 8.5 in baskeball/running shoes, 8 on casual shoes like stan smith and boat shoes, 8D i. dress shoes like AE strand, 5th ave. I bought the higgins mill in 7.5D and the prk city is in 7.5D also and both fits perfect for me. I have not had the chance to wear except to try on but i have about 10 other AEs and I already know I wont get disappointed
    Date published: 2021-10-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Perfect Boot I’ve lost count of how many AE shoes and boots I own. This pair I had made with special order leather soles to give them a little extra class and individuality. Perfect choice with the waxed leather upper as the leather sole adds an old world charm. I’ve been buying shoes from Allen Edmonds for years and have never once been dissatisfied.
    Date published: 2021-10-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great boot at a great price I have just gotten into good quality boots with the purchase of 2 Red Wings (Iron ranger, Blacksmith). 2 Wolverine 1000 mile boots, and a Truman. I had seen a review of this boot on Stridewise. So when Allen Edmonds had seconds on sale, I decided to buy one. I am impressed. Overall, it is a great boot. If you like either Iron Rangers or Blacksmiths or the Wolverine 1000 mile boot, then you will like this boot. Overall construction is very good. Break-in period was very short. After one day of wearing them, they were comfortable. I am very pleased with these boots. There is one slight negative about the purchase. Allen Edmonds has not done as good a job on providing guidance regarding boot fit as either Wolverine or Red Wing. Both of these companies tell you whether the boot runs large and by how much (e.g., Red Wing tells you go down either a 1/2 to 1 full size). There is nothing similar for Allen Edmonds. I wish that there was. I bought the boot in size 13 - in hindsight, I would have gotten away with a 12. Finally, would I recommend these boats? Yes, without a doubt. Get them, especially when they are on sale or when the seconds go on sale. The price and quality then cannot be beat.
    Date published: 2021-09-23
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    Are these boots airport friendly?

    As a pilot, I need shoes that will not set off the metal detector at security. Is there a metal shank or is it composite?
    Asked by: Anonymous

    Hello, I'm from Italy! if it doesn't fit, can I return the Boot

    Asked by: Mattia
    Thank you for your interest in shopping with Allen Edmonds! You'll be pleased to know that you can return items that don't fit to us from Italy. You can find our international return policy here: https://www.allenedmonds.com/customer-service/international-shipping-returns.html. We look forward to serving your footwear needs!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2021-10-17

    Can I get my 15% military discount on the ongoing sale

    Asked by: Anonymous
    We appreciate your interest in the Higgins Mill Boot with Waxed Suede Leather. Unfortunately, we are not able to combine your 15% military discount with our current Rediscover America sale event. The military discount is valid on full priced products only and cannot be combined with sale pricing, promotions or any other discounts. You can learn more about that at the page below: https://www.allenedmonds.com/discover/exclusive-offers.html We hope this information is helpful!
    Answered by: CONSUMER CARE
    Date published: 2021-10-14

    Saddle leather durability

    How is the saddle leather durability compared to the chomexcel?
    Asked by: Tom B
    Thank you for your inquiry! Saddle Leather is stiffer and not as water resistant. Chrome tan creates a softer, less physically durable but more water resistant leather. The Chromexcel process combines aspects of both. We hope this helps!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2021-10-13

    Are these insulated and are they suitable for wearing outdoors at an NFL game at Green Bay or Chicago?

    Asked by: Bob630
    Thank you for your interest in the Higgins Mill Weatherproof Boot with Dainite Rubber Sole. This style features a 360º Storm Welt weatherproof sealed construction, German waterproof leather with a waterproof membrane lining, all-weather Dainite sole for premium traction in wet conditions, and a relaxed fit with a roomy feel if you would like to wear thicker than normal socks with your boots. We hope this information is helpful!
    Answered by: CONSUMER CARE
    Date published: 2021-10-09

    Higgins mill boots

    Higgins mill boots 40% sale factory 2nds??? Thanks
    Asked by: MJ
    Thank you for your interest in the Higgins Mill Boot! While the Higgins Mill Boot is available in several materials currently, the Factory Seconds are not included in our current Rediscover America Sale. We apologize for any disappointment this may cause.
    Answered by: CONSUMER CARE
    Date published: 2021-10-09

    How do you care for the bright saddle leather?

    In another Q & A the bright saddle leather is described as a brown vegetable tanned leather that reveals it's gold undertones with wear but what products are best for maintaining this leather and enhancing it's vintage look?
    Asked by: Chris
    Thank you for your inquiry! You can click here to see the care instructions for the Higgins Mill Boot with Dainite Sole: https://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/mens-boots/lace-up-boots/higgins-mill-boot-with-dainite-sole/SF4593.html. Simply scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the "Care" link. We hope this information is helpful!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2021-10-05

    From a comfort standpoint do you recommend the dainite rubber sole or extra lite lug sole?

    Asked by: Mickey
    Thank you for your inquiry! This would definitely depend on personal preference. However, if you prefer a thicker sole we would recommend the lug sole option. We hope this information helps!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2021-08-11

    Full grain reverse kudu?

    Is this boot made with full grain reverse kudu?
    Asked by: Christopher
    Hello there, Christopher! Thank you for your interest in our footwear. Please know that all Allen Edmonds shoes are made using full-grain leathers.
    Answered by: Consumer Care
    Date published: 2021-08-27

    I usually wear sneakers of size 6.5. What size would be appropriate for me for these boots? Also what is 'E' width size?

    Asked by: Shreyas
    I usually wear a 11.5D in New Balance and Nike sneakers. I recomend going a 1/2 size down just like most boots and dress shoes. E, is wide. EE more wide and EEE most wide. I think I answered your question. If not, I recommend contacting AE directly. They have fantastic customer service support.
    Answered by: American in Europe
    Date published: 2021-06-27
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