Innovative Design with a Conscience

Discovery Lace-Up Boot


Item# SF3918
$425.00 $359.97


  • Select Color 3918 Cognac

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  • Innovative, modern lace-up boot, sustainably designed
  • Eight-eyelet lace-to-toe boot with contrast heel detail
  • Dress casual style, perfect any way you wear it
  • Relaxed fit, slightly roomy feel


  • 360º Goodyear welted construction
  • Natural rubber & recycled content blend insole & board
  • Biodegradable toe box & counter
  • XL Extralight Sustainble+ sole made with recycled content
  • Craft

  • Handcrafted in Port Washington, WI of fine imported materials
  • Premium vegetable tanned leather upper with chrome free & metal free suede details
  • Built on the 1757 Last
  • Soft leather lining
  • Recraftable
  • Care

    Leather 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.

    Suede/Nubuck Care Instructions

    STEP 1: Thoroughly remove stains using our Suede and Nubuck Cleaning System, following the instructions on the box.

    STEP 2: Take our Heel Dressing applicator and press against the edge of the heels and soles.

    STEP 3: 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

    How to wear it

    Discovery Collection

    We wanted to do more, be more adaptable, more mindful and create sustainably designed shoes and boots that were more comfortable.


    Welted construction allows for restoration and refurbishing of your favorite shoe, which minimizes waste to landfills nationwide.

    • Biodegradable toe box and counter.
    • Vegetable tanned leathers and chrome free/metal free suedes.
    • Recycled content soles.
    • Natural rubber/recycled content insole board and (ISO-certified Poron) insole foam.
    • Silver LWG certified leather linings.
    Ask & Answer
    Discovery Lace-Up Boot is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Love the style, very comfortable out of the box, but pull tab on back ripped with little to no force. I got these in hopes that they were an improved version of the Alpines, but they seem to have the same issue with the pull tab ripping off with little to no force. The tab cannot be used to pull the boot onto your foot because it rips very easily which is unfortunate because the boots are difficult to put on without pulling from the back a bit. It is really a shame since the style is nice and they are very comfortable, but not a very functional boot. AE's quality/design seems to be slipping a bit. I have never had issues with back tabs of boots ripping with the three other AE boots I own. These will be returned.
    Date published: 2021-02-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from If this casual boot had eyelets for the last three or four lace holes, the boot would be perfect The boot fit is perfect; i like the finger loop on the top back as it makes slipping them on when the laces are set. Awesome
    Date published: 2021-01-17
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quality and packaging The boots are comfortable out of the box. Low stars are due to poor packaging; no stuffing inside shoes, not covered with protective paper. Obvious return or the like that was just shipped out as it came in. I don't mind a return or display shoe, but make it look new or as if it was at least inspected. Maybe not a big deal to you, but it is to me. Also, due to quality of leather. It's soft and good color, but there is a dent/divot right in the middle of one of the uppers, a dark spot and vertical creasing in toes. Not huge but I expect so much more from this company. It seems to get closer and closer to J&M quality every year. bummer. Fit and feel is comfortable and I haven't decided if I will keep or return at this point.
    Date published: 2021-01-14
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    Why do you have so many bad reviews? I’m hesitant on buying your boots.

    Asked by: Anonymous
    We are excited to learn that you're interested in the Discover boots. Please know that everyone's experience with our shoes are not going to be same due to a persons foot shape and other variables. We would love for you to try this boot. Also, keep in mind that we have a 90 return policy.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2021-01-12

    Ridge inside the forefoot

    Do these boots have the leather seam inside, where it rubs the top of the foot just rearward of the toes? My Daltons have this problem so I want to avoid boots with that design.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    These boots have a soft leather lining inside of them.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-12-01

    Is it still possible to get boots custom fit in a narrower width?

    I have had boots custom made in the past and want to know if it is still possible. There are two that I am interested in and they are 3907 Snuff Brown along with 3918 Cognac but I wear an A width.
    Asked by: Rooster
    Unfortunately, we no longer offer custom sizes. We apologize for any disappointment this may cause! -AE Consumer Care Dept.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-10-12
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