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Higgins Mill Boot with Shell Cordovan Leather


Item# SF3073


  • Select Color 4270 Black

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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
    Ask & Answer
    Higgins Mill Boot with Shell Cordovan Leather is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 349.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Overall Boot You get what you pay for here with this boot. In previous years my Allen Edmonds collection (10 pairs) fell short on boots because I favor weatherproof footwear. This boot has it all: weather resistant leather, rugged Dainite sole, timeless style, true brown color and of course, excellent durable construction. There is no breaking in this boot. Out of the box it fits comfortably as if you've worn it for years. Already I've but the boots to the test, exposing them to Vermont mud, rain and snow. I look forward to wearing this finely crafted boot for many years to come.
    Date published: 2021-12-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice, comfortable dress boots I really like the Higgins Mill WP boots in chromexcel leather. They’re comfortable out of the box and become more so with each wear as they mold to your feet. This is my first chromexcel leather purchase and so far, I’m impressed. They maintain a shiny, freshly polished look without polishing. Nice!
    Date published: 2021-12-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Accidentally Purchased and Happy Was looking at getting shoes or boots on Black Friday and I must have accidentally purchased the Higgins Mill Weatherproof with a Dainite sole. I definitely wanted them and thought well if they fit, look, and feel good I am keeping them. Definitely goes down as one of the best mistakes I’ve made, lol. The boots fit and feel great; the fitment took on the site was accurate and I am a huge fan of these boots. I wanted something a little fancier I could wear to work and not worry about weather and these fill the role perfectly. There is only one imperfection I noticed; but, it’s so minor and invisible to others I don’t care it adds character IMO. AE will definitely take more of my money after this purchase! Nice USA made shoes with quality components and I feel the price is a good value considering what you receive.
    Date published: 2021-12-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A quality product These are top notch boots which can be worn all day. A few things to consider though. Be sure to size down by a half size, and give these boots some time to break in. In my experience it took three or four days before I was able to wear them and feel confident I wasn’t going to have blisters or chafing.
    Date published: 2021-11-29
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    Is this version of the Higgins Mill boot being discontinued? I notice that many sizes and widths are out-of-stock. Is there a successor version?

    Asked by: EdArlington
    Thank you for your inquiry! Unfortunately, we don't know whether this item will be restocked. We do update our site as often as possible and recommend checking back there at your convenience for updated availability. We hope you'll be able to shop with us soon!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2021-11-18

    Tongue slip

    There are many reviews complaining about tongue slip in this model. Then eight months ago, there is a question about it, with the unintelligible answer "All of our shoes with the lace loop." To add to the confusion, there are other, mostly older answers saying there is no lace loop. Can you please tell us whether, as of November 2021, the boots now come with a lace loop to address the wandering tongue issue?
    Asked by: gj
    We're very sorry for any confusion regarding the questions and answers you've seen regarding the Higgins Mill Weatherproof Boot with Dainite Rubber Sole! Your message has been forwarded to our Resolution Team so we can look into this for you. Please allow 6-7 business days for a response via email. Thank you for your patience while we look into this for you!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2021-11-16

    What soul does the Higgins Mill Boot come with as standard issue? How durable is the waled suede leather? Will it show wear marks before too long?

    How tall are the boots?
    Asked by: Merrill
    Thank you for your inquiry regarding the Higgins Mill Boot! Your message has been forwarded to our Resolution Team. Someone will contact you via email within the next 6-7 business days. Thank you for your patience while we research this for you!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2021-11-15

    Is the weatherproof Higgins Mill chromexcel?

    Asked by: Greg
    Hi Greg. Thank you for your interest in our footwear. The Higgins Mill Weatherproof Boot with Dainite Rubber Sole (#3278) is not made using Chromexcel leather.
    Answered by: Consumer Care
    Date published: 2021-11-15

    What do you mean by seam sealed ?I don’t know if you were sealing the stitching or just glueing t

    Asked by: Bunny
    Thank you for your inquiry! You'll be pleased to know that the sealing includes glue and stitching. We hope this information is helpful!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2021-11-10

    What is the outsole and/or insole length of a size 12? Thank you.

    Asked by: Anonymous
    We're sorry, we are not able to provide the measurements you are requesting. If you are concerned with the size, we suggest trying on the shoes as that is the best way to judge the proper fit. Allen Edmonds stores offer professional fittings, or you may order online and if the size doesn't work out we offer a 90 day returns policy. To view the full terms of our Shipping & Returns Policy, please follow this link: https://www.allenedmonds.com/customer-service/shipping-returns.html
    Answered by: CONSUMER CARE
    Date published: 2021-11-10

    Should you use Allen Edmond's water protector on these waxed Hiiggin Mills Suede boots?

    Asked by: Allen
    Hi Allen, Per the "Care" instructions for this style---you absolutely can use the Allen Edmonds Water Protector Spray on the Higgins Mill Suede boots.
    Answered by: Consumer Care
    Date published: 2021-11-02

    I just bought these boots and the 11.5 in B width with the narrow heel but wider toe box fits me perfectly!

    Do you have any others that fit like this
    Asked by: Allen
    Hi Allen! We're glad to har that this shoe fits as you had hoped. If this is a great fit for you, we'd recommend looking at other styles on the 1757 last. You can find some by visiting the below link: https://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/?prefn1=shoeLasts&prefv1=Welted%20Last%201757
    Answered by: Consumer Care
    Date published: 2021-11-02

    If I order online, how can I be sure to get a pair that has NOT been at a retail store?

    Many of the reviews report quality problems (blemishes, signs of prior wear) with pairs received from retail stores after placing orders on online. How might I avoid this? Thank you for your help with this (BTW, I am not opposed to paying an additional fee for a close quality check).
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Hi there! Thank you for your interest in our footwear. I regret to say that there is no way for us to specify that an item should be shipped from our warehouse versus our store. I apologize for any inconvenience.
    Answered by: Consumer Care
    Date published: 2021-11-01

    fitment for 12 AA? with heavy socks, perhaps?

    I am in search of a weatherproof/waterproof book. Most of my AEs are on the 65 last. Would a B fit me with heavy socks? if so, in which length? Thank you!
    Asked by: DrGtr
    Thank you for your interest in Allen Edmonds weatherproof boots! At Allen Edmonds, we believe the right fit is vitally important and we recommend visiting an Allen Edmonds retail store for a professional fitting. To find an Allen Edmonds store near you, please follow this link: https://www.allenedmonds.com/stores If you are unable to visit a store, you can use the True Fit guide for size suggestions. There is a button to the guide on every product page. You can learn about it here: https://www.allenedmonds.com/true-fit.html?icid=wk43-footer-true-fit Alternately, you can try the size you typically wear in boots and go from there. While we cannot recommend sizes over email and guarantee a proper fit, we do offer a 90 day returns policy if the size selected doesn't work out for you. To view the full terms of our Shipping & Returns Policy, please follow this link: https://www.allenedmonds.com/customer-service/shipping-returns.html We hope this information is helpful!
    Answered by: CONSUMER CARE
    Date published: 2021-10-25
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