Sneak Peek: Dress Boot Prototype 02

Sneak Peek: Dress Boot Prototype 02

March 25, 2018 0 Comments

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Here's a list of changes made from Dress Boot Prototype 01:

  1. Blind eyelets replaced with color-matched visible eyelets
  2. Slightly more room for toes
  3. Slightly sharper tip
  4. Slightly less toe spring
  5. Changed the pull tab construction so that they stay upright instead of drooping down.
  6. Used softer celastic support for the toe spring and heel counter.

Fresh Out The Box 

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    With a bit of grime, they easily transform into a rugged workboot style.

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    Here's a list of changes I'm considering for Prototype 03:

    1. Use double layers of leather for the pull tab so it's sturdier
    2. Possibly changing the quarter pattern so it hugs your instep closer
    3. Possibly adding a thin foam layer to the heel counter

    A release date has not been finalized yet as these boots are still in development. The best way to stay up to date is via our monthly newsletter =)

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    Sizing, Fit, & Feel

    I. Sizing

    1. Let's start by asking: What shoe size (US Men's) normally fits you best? To convert from other sizing standards, see this chart.
    2. Is that a Narrow width? Go one size down for our shoes.
    3. Is that a Medium width? Depending on how roomy you like the toebox, go one size down OR order the same size.
    4. Is that a Wide width? Order the same size for our shoes.
    5. Don’t know the width of your shoes? They’re most likely Medium. 

    II. Fit & Feel

    This image shows roughly how/where your feet should sit inside Chronology, at right. 


    At left is a typical dress shoe, same size and same Wide width. You can see that it is still 1 or 2 cm longer than ours. Most sleeker dress shoes have a fair amount of unoccupied space in the front. We took advantage of that and used it to give you a wide toebox without looking like it. Dress shoes get even longer if we start looking at chisel-toe and pointy-toe styles. But even though these conventional dress shoes are longer, you still feel cramped because of the heel lift and the fact that their shoes are widest at the ball of the foot. Ours are widest at the toes, as a foot naturally is.

    If the widest part of your feet (i.e. your toes) occupies the widest part of our shoes, then you are wearing the right size.

    Regarding groundfeel, Chronology's outsole is 4mm thick, with another 4mm of leather and cork between that and your feet. The polyurethane we use for the outsole was selected for durability, which is more important than groundfeel in a shoe like this. The 2-part (polyurethane + leather/cork) design allows for the shoes to be resoled like good dress shoes and unlike most minimalist shoes.

    Expect Chronology to feel less like FiveFingers and more like flat-bottomed skate shoes with the insoles removed.


    In the end, what matters most is that you are happy with your shoes! We will gladly take them back (365-day free returns and exchanges, click for details) and I am honored that you gave us a shot.