Aviator Boots by Magnoli Clothiers

Aviator Boots

$340.00
Date Added: Monday 12 April, 2021
by Andrew B.
Very cool. One of the only brown field boots available that isn't around $1000. Maybe a little large - my foot measures exactly 11 inches and the size 11 has some slop even after I added thick felt inserts. They are comfortable though and I plan to wear them daily. For some reason, whoever is making these can't cut two boots the same height - the left boot is 1/2 an inch taller than the right boot. I found the same problem on a pair of Magnoli Falcon boots that I got rid of, but those were a whole inch different. My OCD doesn't like that but it's bearable. The brown coating is much darker than the pictures and it's a little brittle - it started to flake off instantly in the creases and revealed the orange leather underneath so I tried to touch it up with some Fiebing's dark brown dye. The dye dissolved the coating on contact so I had to keep going and dye the entire pair. They look about 50 years old now, but that's ok. I also had a cobbler add some rubber pads for grip and to extend the life of the leather soles, and I threw away the ridiculous 60" laces. The lace holes do have metal grommets though and the boots are fully lined, not half. Good boots for the money, relatively.

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]