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Higgins Mill Boot with Shell Cordovan Leather


Item# SF3073


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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 black Dainite sole for traction
  • Custom Sole options available
  • Craft

  • Handcrafted in Port Washington, WI, with fine imported leathers
  • Genuine Shell Cordovan leather by Horween®
  • Soft brown leather lining
  • Built on the 1757 Last
  • Recraftable
  • Care

    Care Instructions

    Cordovan leather requires different care than calfskin due to its unique properties. Brush and wipe regularly and apply cream occasionally to protect the leather and maintain its rich color.

    Regular Maintenance:

    Regularly, brush the leather with our Horsehair Shine Brush or wipe with our Cotton Flannel Polishing Cloth.

    To Protect and Restore Color, Follow These Steps:

    STEP 1: Wipe your shoe down with a damp cloth and allow to dry.

    STEP 2: Using your Horsehair Dauber, apply a small amount of Cordovan cream in a circular motion.

    STEP 3: While the cream is still slightly wet, take our Horsehair Shine Brush and brush back and forth, heating the cream and leather. This allows the natural oils to move to the surface to bring out the leather's natural shine.

    STEP 4: Next, use the soft side of our Cotton Flannel Polishing Cloth to buff the shoe until the surface is no longer tacky. Often, some excess cream will transfer onto the cloth, which is normal.

    STEP 5: Take our Heel Dressing applicator and press against the edge of the heel and sole.

    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


    We believe making a great pair of shoes or boots is a long-term commitment. That’s why we construct our styles with handcrafted bench welts, ensuring our experts can rebuild your footwear and you can count on years of exceptional wear.

    Our recrafting service saves over 70,000 pairs of shoes from landfills each year.

    From refinishing the uppers to replacing the soles, we offer a full range of packages for extending the lifespan of our timeless designs.

    Ask & Answer
    Higgins Mill Boot with Shell Cordovan Leather is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 299.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great boot! Better than expected. I received my Higgins Mill boots yesterday and was pleasantly surprised. After reading other reviews, I was skeptical, but these are awesome boots. I ordered my normal AE size 9.5 D, and they slid on like a glove. The quality is what I’ve come to expect from AE (this is my 9th pair of AE shoes), and like every pair they are comfortable right out of the box. And, the factory has added a tongue keeper, which solves the most frequent issue in the other reviews. Thanks for such a great American made product!
    Date published: 2021-07-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even better in person! Beautiful suede color and the lug sole is a nice durable compliment. Unfortunately brands like AE are dying US brands, because of the throw away culture. I highly recommend this boot and other AE shoes. I'm an American living in Europe and AE even has the credibility over here too. Great customer service too!
    Date published: 2021-06-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Boots This is my second pair of Higgins Mills boots. The boots I received were well constructed with no issues. The leather on the boots is stiff compared to CXL, but after conditioning them and wearing them 5-6 times, they have begun to get better. It is important to note that this boot is made of vegetable tanned leather and not chrome/oil tanned leather. This means they will be stiffer than some other leathers. The boots did squeak when I first got them. Conditioning them solved that issue. The coating that AE outs on them looks nice, and it will wear away so the boots will develop patina or a worn look. If you want a completely uniform color to the leather on your boots, look for a different Higgins Mill. Some have commented that these boots are not durable. The Higgins Mill is not intended to be a work boot. It is a casual/semi-dress boot that holds up very well to office and weekend wear including outdoors.
    Date published: 2021-06-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best boots ever! These boots are my new favorite. I wear an 11.5 with a B width in Allen Edmonds shoes. I was worried that the boots would fit differently. They fit perfectly, the leather is soft and supple but still sturdy, and I would wear them every day if I could get away with it!
    Date published: 2021-06-02
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    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: 2021-07-12

    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

    Tongue loop

    Does this tongue have a stitched in loop for laces?
    Asked by: Christian
    The Higgins Mill Boot in Shell Cordovan Leather does not have a tongue loop. If you have other questions, feel free to contact us again.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2021-04-20


    Do you plan on releasing more colors/leather options of the Higgins Mill with Lug soles? I recently got a black pair, but I’m not keen on the burgundy. I’d like to request you make Brown Saddle Leather available. Let me know if you have any intentions of following through and when they might be available? (I understand I can customize, but I’d rather not pay additional 40$ if you might release different colors and leathers with the lug sole soon). Thank you Christian
    Asked by: Christian
    We are happy to learn of your interest in the Higgins Mill lug sole. At this time, we do not have any plans of offering this style in more colors. Please know that we will forward your feedback to the appropriate teams for future consideration.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2021-04-20

    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

    Does this boot have any kind of shank?

    Asked by: Jonathan
    The Higgins Mill features a wooden shank. Thank you for your question.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2021-04-09

    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

    Where is the leather for this boot sourced?

    Asked by: Marlon
    The Higgins Mill is made in the U.S.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2021-07-08

    USD to AUD conversion

    Hello, just wondering why the conversion from USD to AUD is so off? 445 usd is under 580 AUD, but it converts to $662.29 aud on the website Cheers
    Asked by: HD123
    We're really sorry for any frustration or concern. Our international shipping partner, Borderfree, guarantees the most accurate pricing. Unfortunately, they don't advise how these costs are reached, nor are they negotiable.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2021-01-26
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