Classic Boot Built for the Elements

Higgins Mill Weatherproof Boot with Dainite Rubber Sole


Item# SF3277
$445.00 $295.00


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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 brown 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 23.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am so happy I read some of the reviews about how AE shoes aren't what they are supposed to be and I was somewhat nervous before making a purchase online. I bought these on sale around Christmas 2019 and they were factory seconds from a local store that only sells factory seconds here in Wisconsin. They measured my feet and the moment I put these on I didn't want to take them off. The 11E fits perfect, my knee feels better than wearing any other footwear, I get compliments on them everywhere, and I really enjoy the time I spend on maintaining the leather. I have had them about 6 months now, and if I was going to complain about anything it would be the dainite sole has worn a little on the back outer heel. I have always been a heavy heel striker so it was not a real surprise. I will just get that replaced when the time comes. The customer service had been great with a few questions I had and I am getting my second pair of AE boots in about a month. I am happy to be supporting an American company and one that is so local for me. There other boots and shoes I have seen have been in excellent shape, I think that some of the negative reviews may have been exaggerated.
    Date published: 2020-07-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exceptionally comfortable boot. Great looking boot. Extremely comfortable. Plenty of room to wear a mid weight boot sock. Runs true to size. Great quality leather. Truly weatherproof. I receive many compliments on these boots. Only complaint is that the eyelets are poorly finished on inside of boots causing many pulls to socks and damage to laces. I expected better finish-work from Allen Edmunds.
    Date published: 2020-03-19
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great style but uncomfortable Third pair of HM boots. Hands down,these are the most uncomfortable pair-it's like wearing two wood boards,but worse. The German leather is a great style choice and my feet have remained dry in heavy rain and even a couple inches of slush. However, the discomfort makes them a disappointing experience- almost feels as though somebody forgot the cork. Very odd; would not recommend.
    Date published: 2020-01-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value I used to wear Thursday boots Captain quite frequently and decided to try the Higgins Mill as a replacement. Been wearing them for over a month now, almost on a daily basis in rain, snow and cold conditions. Out of the box the boots look great. The upper is made out of a high quality leader, but I noticed a few minor stitching defects. The fit was great and both boots felt very comfortable from the first wear. I highly recommend waxing the boots before the first wear. In the first encounter with water (rain), I did noticed a few water stains, but it dried and was easily removed when on first shine. Comparing to Thursday boots, the comfort level is superior and the upper feels more luxurious. I would highly recommend.
    Date published: 2020-01-23
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    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

    Will the waterproof membrane lose it's effectivness over time or delaminate? Can the membrane be repaired or replaced in this case?

    Asked by: Ben

    Can the Dainite Sole be replaced when it wears dwon ?

    Asked by: Christopher
    The Higgins Mill boots are eligible for Recrafting, so the Dainite sole can be replaced. To learn more about Recrafting, please follow this link: Thank you for your question!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2020-01-04

    What kind of belt would you wear with the brown colored leather?

    Asked by: Bobby

    How will this boot compare to the Higgins Mill Boot with Chromexcel Leather over time?

    Will this leather have the same patina in a few years?
    Asked by: Christian
    Hello, Thank you for your inquiry! The weatherproof boot is built to be more durable overtime. Please keep in mind the leather that is used to make this boot and the chromexcel leather are treated differently.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-10-20

    How "dressy" is this boot?

    Can the black boot be worn with business casual, or a tie, and still look proper?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, definitely. I wear my boots to work 'business casual' and receive compliments. Walk through winter slush and slop worry free.
    Answered by: Jeff
    Date published: 2019-11-15

    I typically wear 13 B 511 or 13 C 65 (Fifth Avenue) last how would the 1757 last be in comparison?

    Asked by: Pearl69
    Hello, Thank you for your inquiry! The Higgins Mill boot is considered a relaxed fit and has added room in the toe box area. We recommend purchasing a 13B. -AE Consumer Care Dept.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-10-18

    Can we order custom soles? Like the itshide commando sole?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Hello, Thank you for your inquiry! Unfortunately, we do not offer a custom sole option for these boots. -AE Consumer Care Dept.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-10-14

    Can I use Mink Oil on the tan grain leather to waterproof them?

    Asked by: Kevin
    The Weatherproof Higgins Mill is made with German waterproof leather. It should not need additional waterproofing
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2020-03-01
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