Exceptional deer suede desert boots. Sourced, tanned and made in England from our new vegetable-tanned Parkland deer leather.
A limited batch of only 50 pairs. Made-to-order for delivery in May.
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At Billy Tannery we've literally made our name in goat leather, but now it's time for a new frontier. Our new vegetable-tanned deer suede is buttery soft and incredibly hardwearing, perfect for a desert boot that wears like a slipper but is ready for any adventure.
We’ve teamed up with Jadd Shoes once again to offer a limited edition batch of just 50 desert boots in unisex half sizes from UK 3-12. Please measure carefully and contact us if you have any questions.
To celebrate an iconic boot style born in the deserts of Africa and leather sourced from some of the UK's wildest terrain, we can't think of a better ambassador for our new desert boots than acclaimed explorer and writer Levison Wood. Not only did Lev kindly model the boots for the launch, but he will also be putting them through their paces his upcoming trip to Asia in the spring.
Levison Wood is a proud supporter of UNICEF UK, a charity doing incredible work to support child refugees around the world, particularly those fleeing the current conflict in Ukraine. Lev donated his fee for this project to UNICEF UK and we are also offering the option to add a donation with your boot purchase.
For men, sizing is true to UK standards for a formal shoe. If you have another pair of desert boots, go by that size.
For women, our unisex sizing may differ slightly so please follow the guide below and choose based on the suggested foot length.
Our desert boots are a standard G width fitting.
To measure your feet, place a sheet of paper on the ground against a wall, stand on it with your heel against the same wall, and mark with a pencil around your longest toe (not always your big toe). Make sure the pencil is vertical and wear the same socks that you intend to wear with your boots. For best results ask someone else to do this while you stand still!
Choose the UK size based on the closest 'suggested foot length' in the chart below. Our recomendation allows for 1.5cm room in your boots but if you like your shoes to be tight, then add 1.2cm to your actual foot length and go by that 'shoe inside length'.
If you have any questions at all, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org before you place an order.
|Shoe inside length (cm)||24.1||24.6||25.0||25.4||25.8||26.2||26.7||27.1||27.5||27.9||28.4||28.8||29.2||29.6||30.1||30.5||30.9||31.3|
|Suggested foot length (cm)||22.6||23.1||23.5||23.9||24.3||24.7||25.2||25.6||26.0||26.4||26.9||27.3||27.7||28.1||28.6||29.0||29.4||29.8|
UK shipping is always free and tracked with Royal Mail. International orders over £250 also include free shipping.
Please note that made-to-order items, such as these Desert Boots cannot be returned unless faulty. Please make sure to check your sizing carefully.
Fully traceable back to the UK's finest venison producers, the vast majority of our deerskins were previously going to waste. They are tanned using our mimosa bark tanning process and finished with fully aniline dyes, before the back is buffed to give an incredible buttery soft suede. Technically, as the grain remains on the other side of the leather this is known as "rough-out" rather than suede.
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