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Higgins Mill Boot with Shell Cordovan Leather


Item# SF3073


  • Select Color 3492 Chili

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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 4.3 out of 5 by 19.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Beautiful!!! I own several pair of Allen Edmunds. This is my first in a shell. They are well made and are comfortable right out of the box.
    Date published: 2021-04-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great boot Well worth the wait as these are often not in stock but made to order. Great quality, comfortable and fantastic looking!
    Date published: 2020-11-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding finish. The shell cordovan boots were ready today. The attention to details from the " makers " are very good. Fit and finish leave no doubt of the cosistant outstanding work from Allen Edmonds. Anyone who is interested in good shoes, should walk into an Allen Edmonds shop and ask for advice. Thank you to the team.
    Date published: 2020-09-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Higgins Mill Shell Cordovan Chilli - Absolutely Beautiful I had purchased AE shell cordovan shoes twice in 2019 and had to return them because of QC issues. I was reluctant to try one more time but, took a chance in 2020 and purchased the Higgins Mill Chilli. I received the boots recently and this time I am extremely happy/satisfied, no QC issues. The cordovan boots in chilli is drop dead gorgeous and it is comfortable as well. Thanks AE team for taking care of the QC issues and I really hope you guys maintain your quality.
    Date published: 2020-06-25
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    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

    Gusseted tongue?

    Does this version of Higgins Mill (in shell cordovan) come with gusseted (billowed) tongue or just plain tongue?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The Higgins Mill does not have a bellows tongue. Feel free to contact us again with any other questions.
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2020-10-28

    Is the "Chili" shell cordovan color similar to Horween color #4? Thanks.

    Asked by: ZZ_MA
    Our chili color is slightly similar to Horween's #4. However, the color can vary due to the tanning process.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-10-12

    Why can’t you make a 12.5 to 13 B or C width in a shoe that looks good like the Higgins Mill Boot?

    Asked by: Chuck D
    The Higgins Mill is available to order in size 13B. We hope you get to try it! If you have further questions, feel free to contact us again!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2020-10-15

    Is there any chance i would able to change the natural welt on the brown cordovan to a dark or even black welt.

    Asked by: joe
    We do not currently offer custom welts. We are so sorry for any disappointment.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2020-05-01

    Is the Higgins Mill's 100% Shell Cordovan on the visible upper?

    The title states " 'with' Shell Cordovan Leather". Does that indicate that AE has used other leathers in the construction of the upper in addition to Shell Cordovan or is the upper 100% Shell?
    Asked by: Raab75
    Yes, the leather upper is Cordovan.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2020-08-12

    Can I wear my orthotics without making them too tight across the arch?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    I have an exceptionally high arch (which makes many boots uncomfortable). However, my HMs are comfortable through the arch because they are lace boots and allow me to control the tightness. I think you would find the same when you add the orthotic.
    Answered by: Jim
    Date published: 2020-07-13

    Do you make the Higgins Mill Boot with Shell Cordovan Leather boot in Black?

    Asked by: Spa
    Thank you for your inquiry! Unfortunately, the Higgins Mill Boot with Shell Cordovan Leather is not made in black. -AE Consumer Care Dept.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-04-06

    Can this boot be made in a size 15 e width?

    Asked by: Thomas
    The Higgins Mill boot is not made in size 15E and we do not offer customized sizes. We're sorry for any disappointment. Keep in mind, this style has a 'relaxed' fit with a slightly roomy feel. We hope you are able to try it so see if it works for you. Thank you for reaching out to us!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2019-12-10

    Picture accuracy

    Sometimes with the new website the pictures don't always match the written description of the features that follows so I wanted to confirm the following. The Burgundy includes a black welt/edge, while the brown includes the contrasting "blonde" welt/edge present on the standard CXL HMs, and both include double danite as the outsole as opposed to double JR. Thanks very much for this clarification.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    I ordered the brown model and it has a dark brown welt and not the natural welt pictured. I thought about returning it for this reason but I actually rather like the look for dressier occasions so I decided to keep the pair.
    Answered by: Bootaddict88
    Date published: 2020-03-18
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