Handcrafted in the USA, with fine imported materials

Higgins Mill Boot with Chromexcel Leather


Item# SF7562


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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
  • Horween® Chromexcel leather dries soft, ages beautifully
  • 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
    Ask & Answer
    Higgins Mill Boot with Chromexcel Leather is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 183.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great customer service Great boot, very comfortable and stylish. Nice fitting and versatile .
    Date published: 2021-05-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Fit and Overall Quality I came to try the Higgins Mill boot after giving up on trying to fit into similar boots from a different US shoe manufacturer beginning with "A..." I generally have a hard time finding a good fit, having flat, narrow feet. To cut to the chase, the Higgins, B-width fit beautifully without any of the weird, sloppiness of Alden's boot lasts. Quality of my boots was flawless, and I've been surprised at how little creasing there's been in the leather. Daiinite sole is better than Commando sole--has just the right amount of cushioning and traction. (If I had to mention a negative, the strong chemical odor the boots shipped is taking longer than I'd like to dissipate, but I expect warm weather (and open windows) will get rid of the last of it.)
    Date published: 2021-05-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Standing the Test of Time I purchased these boots about 2 years ago after doing a lot of research into different boots. These are comfortable and did not take too long to break in. The cordovan color is exactly what I was looking for. After 2 years of moderate wear (3 days per week), the leather is in good shape and the soles are not worn. If you take care of these by keeping them clean and polished (finished with mink oil), they will look great and last a long time. I purchased these hoping they would become my boots for many years...not just something I would replace after a few. I considered it a "forever" purchase (for at least a 15 year purchase). They are brilliant and I would buy them again.
    Date published: 2021-02-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality product and great sales associate Purchased my pair of Higgins Mill locally in New Orleans and was extremely pleased with the quality of boots. I had been saving and researching for quite some time and was lucky to have a store close by. Sales associate Gerald was extremely down to earth and knowledgeable and would highly recommend.
    Date published: 2021-01-26
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    Is there a way to make the chemical odor dissipate?

    I love everything about these boots except for the strong shoe store odor they emit. I'm considered about what to do if I keep them and the smell persists.
    Asked by: Jonathan
    Chromexcel leather may have a slight odor from all the oils, waxes, and greases that are "hot-stuffed" into the leather. The odor will dissipate overtime with normal aeration and wear, but will likely never get completely eliminated because of the way the leather is tanned. If you have other questions, feel free to contact us again.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2021-04-17

    I'm reading contradictory info on how to care for chromexcel--is it ok to use normal shoe creams and polishes or just AE "Leather Lotion"?

    Asked by: Jonathan
    We recommend our Cream Polish in Neutral for regular care because that is formulated for Chromexcel leather. You can use Leather Lotion as a gentle "cleaner" by applying a small amount to a cloth to remove surface dust as needed. Saddle Soap can also be used, but only if absolutely necessary and sparingly, for example if you happen to get a lot of dirt or mud on the leather. If you have other questions, feel free to contact us again.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2021-04-13

    is this the boot made from the Horowitz leather tanned in Chicago ?

    Asked by: Terr v
    Answered by: John
    Date published: 2021-01-08

    How do I stabilize the tongue? It seems to shift on me as I wear the boots. Maybe a lacing issue or what?

    Asked by: Lefty
    Our recrafting department can reinforce the tongue on your boots. Please contact our Recrafting Customer Service team directly at recrafting@allenedmonds.com or call 877-495-5564.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-11-24

    Lace keeper?

    It appears from the photos on your website that (some) of your "weatherproof" Higgins Mill boots have a lace keeper on the infamous wandering tongue. Do you have the same feature or do you plan to have it on this regular Chromexcel version as well?
    Asked by: JohnJohn
    This Higgins Mill version does not feature a tongue loop. Please know we value customer feedback and it will be taken into consideration for future offerings. Thank you for contacting us!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2020-11-25

    Replace Insoles?

    Hello, My insoles are damages, do you offer replacement insoles for this shoe? Thank you.
    Asked by: JM
    Unfortunately, we don't offer nor sell replacement insoles. Please accept our sincerest apologies. We recommend purchasing a pair from your local grocery or drug store, as several companies make supportive styles which can be cut to fit your shoe.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-10-14

    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
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