My Take On The Jodhpur Boot
I remember when I was first starting my shoe line and one of my friends in the industry (who is French) was like, ‘Justin you got to make a Jodhpur boot’ (in case you don’t know that model is very popular in France). He was so imminent about it. LIKE I HAD TO in order for my range to be successful. It was funny. So I designed one but I didn’t release it in the end. I won’t lie, for me, the Jodhpur has always been one of those models that I like on others, then put it on myself and hate it. But I think since them I have slowly come round to that idea. It’s all about how you wear it.
But like most things, I did not want to simply come out with a model that looked like every other one so I attempted my best shot of doing one differently and as you can see, this is what I came up with. The reason being is that I never liked the idea of the straps coming across the top of your ankle like that as I felt that whenever you bent your ankle, they would be there constricting your movement (or at least annoying it). Therefore, I thought let’s try to just have the straps in the back to keep the idea there but to have them less restrictive for movement/feeling etc.
And now I plan to finally release it after sitting in my archives for 3 years. So this A/W you can expect to see it on the shelves!