Classic Boot Built for the Elements

Higgins Mill Weatherproof Boot with Dainite Rubber Sole


Item# SF3277


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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
  • Built on the 1757 Last
  • German waterproof leather with soft leather lining
  • 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

    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 4.1 out of 5 by 29.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, but not quite perfect, boots Starting from a value perspective - Yes, these are $400+ boots, so why buy these when other similar styles from others like Thursday’s are available for about half the cost? Once you hold these in your hands, you’re going to understand - the soft leather upper, which is also soft leather lined from front to back, is so much more comfortable than what you’ll find elsewhere at a lesser price point. It Only took about 4 wearings to break these in comfortably. I wear a B width, and the toe box is still a bit wide; not a problem, just wear a thicker pair of socks underneath. AE’s weatherproof claim seems to be legit - I’ve been stomping around in puddles out in the rain with these several times now and have had no problems at all with the finish getting ruined or getting my feet wet, plus the dainite sole provides great traction! These smelled awful right out of the box, which I assume is from whatever weatherproofing they apply at the factory, but don’t worry, the stink dissipates quickly. Not sure about the ‘dress it up or down’ business in the description. I’ll wear these to work with khakis and a button up shirt and it works fine, but these are really casually styled. These are based on LOGGING boots, not sure how anybody would confuse that with dressing up, no way would I recommend wearing these with dress slacks or a suit. Next thing - I’ve read several other reviews about this and unfortunately had the same issue with the tongue on one boot tending to slide to one side. It’s not that uncomfortable when it happens, it’s just annoying that a boot in this price point, and one of AE’s flagship products, has an issue like this. FWIW, this isn’t an issue with the Dalton or Patton boots because they secure the tongue to the sides a bit higher up the boot. This seems to be a common issue for the Higgins Mill that seems easy to fix, but for some reason hasn’t been. One last thing - I really wish these had a pull loop on the back to help get them on. It’s odd that the Pattons have a loop and these don’t considering how much taller the upper is on these when compared to the much shorter Patton boot. Overall, I’m very pleased with these, no regrets with this purchase!
    Date published: 2021-02-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these I wasn't a boot wearing fellow for most of my life, then I got the Higgins Mill Chromexcel and really liked them. Added these about a year and a half later. Oddly, with the Chromexcel pair, I ended up with a 9.5 D after also trying the 9.5 E and 10. None of them was perfect. With these, the 9.5 D was too small and my usual size with other brands, 10 D, fit just right--so I would start with your normal size. For context, I am a 9.5 E in the Park Avenue and Strandmok. As others have noted, there can be quality control issues with AE these days, but in my experience, if you are near a local store they will address any concerns with no issues. Also worth mentioning, the store rep said he preferred the Dainite sole to the lug sole. After seeing both in person, I agree 100%; the lug sole is really light--it's tough looking but not tough feeling. Finally, these dress up and down very easily, probably less up as they start to wear more, but still very versatile. What inspired me to write this was that I got home today and went to take them off but decided to leave them on because they felt so good. Weird, I know, but that's the truth.
    Date published: 2021-02-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good space in the boot. I searched a long time for a boot with enough room for my high arch. I went with. EEE to make sure, These are very roomy in my usual size. I added an insole and got a great fit. Excellent Constuction and quality.
    Date published: 2021-02-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from US-made waterproof boot I have been really pleased with this boot. I wanted a casual waterproof boot made in the US, and Allen Edmonds seems to be the only boot in the market that does this. Other shoe makers have similar offerings but most are too casual or not waterproof. The Higgins Mill is a dressier casual boot. I would not wear it with a suit, but I think you can pull it off with slacks in a business casual work environment. The waterproofing on my pair is perfect - not a single drop of water over the past two months of slushy Michigan winter weather. Walked through puddles, mud, and even shoveled the driveway in them. The best part is the shape of the last. It hugs my feet and has developed very handsome creases around my ankle bones. Both the leather upper and inner are super soft too. I have been using Bick 4 leather conditioner and Saphir brown (#4) shoe polish (creme surfine), and the boot appears to like both.
    Date published: 2021-01-25
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    Tongue Slip???

    Hello, I'm a huge fan of AE, but I've read a lot of reviews about the Higgins Mills tongue slipping. I noticed via he photos for the Higgins Mills, that depending on the colors, the tongue includes a lace loop to mitigate the tongue slippage. What are your thoughts, or do all colors now come with the lace loop?
    Asked by: DD
    All of our shoes with the lace loop.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2021-03-01

    Metal Shank

    Do you use an airport friendly material for the shank or is it metal?
    Asked by: SJonesy

    What kind of brown?

    Is the brown used on this boot a more medium or darker brown?
    Asked by: Egi26

    Can I return a discounted item?

    Asked by: David

    Is the inside of this boot fully leather lined?

    Asked by: Edgar26
    The Higgins Mill Weatherproof Boot has a leather lining.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-11-24

    What is "German leather"?

    Is it made of Germans or something else? Top grain or lesser quality? Danke schön!
    Asked by: A Nickname
    German leather is leather that has been sourced from Germany. It is full grain leather.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-11-16

    Also interested in breathability. Compared to non-weatherproof versions, is the difference noticeable?

    Asked by: BB
    Even though the membrane is waterproof it is also highly breathable. The difference to other styles is not significant, but that depends a lot on each individual's sensitivity, preferences, and of course local climate. Thank you for your question!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2020-10-20

    Is there a leather lining next to my sock or would my sock be up against the waterproof membrane?

    I ask because my experience with boots with waterproof membranes is that they create more sweat and, thus, moisture inside the boot than ever creeps in from outside. I am hoping that a leather lining next to the skin alleviates that problem somewhat. Frankly, I have always considered these waterproof membranes a gimmick of marginal utility that is not a net benefit to anyone.
    Asked by: Simple
    The leather lining will be up against your socks. We apologize for any disappointment this may cause!
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-10-19

    Why isn’t this boot offered in a C width?

    Asked by: Derrick
    Sizing is often dependent on consumer demand. However, we have forwarded your request to the appropriate parties for future consideration.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2020-02-27

    You used to offer this boot with a contrasting, brown leather layer. Is that option still available for custom order?

    Asked by: Lebog
    We apologize, we do not offer custom leather options at this time. You can find the Higgins Mill options currently available to order by following this link: If you have other questions, feel free to contact us again.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2020-01-15
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