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William Lennon & Co

78N Hob-nailed Boot

A true William Lennon classic, the Hob-nailed Boot is a style from days gone by, yet still just as popular as ever today. Rich full grain brown leather upper finished with triple leather sole, stacked leather heel, and a full metalwork sole.



The 78N style boots are best suited in agricultural environments where the ground is softer. Ideal as a robust walking / hiking boot.

Made to order, please allow 20 working weeks for delivery.

As standard, the 78N specification is:

Leather: Dark brown smooth

Collar: N/A, fabric pull loop

Tongue/Overlay: Half bellows tongue

Thread: Dark brown

Eyelets: Antique brass

Toe: Polycarbonate reinforced toe-box

Last: Army semi-sprung

Shank/Counter: Wooden shank, polycarbonate counter for extra rigidity at the heel

Sole finish: Triple leather sole and leather stack heel fitted with metal toe-plates, treble hobnails and metal horseshoe heels

Laces: Brown leather

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with Lining, without Lining

2 reviews for 78N Hob-nailed Boot

  1. jxgguitars

    I’ve had a pair of these without hobnails for three years, worn every day for work in a workshop. They’ve been resoled and heeled every year and are as solid now as when new – DMs used to fall apart after six months at work. I’d say the sizing runs a little large.

  2. Don Reid

    I bought a pair of these twelve years ago and after breaking in they are so comfortable. The only thing i have done to them is to replace the laces (once!) and applied a fresh dob of dubbin now and again. I wear them frequently and the sound of the hobs on metalled surfaces always attracts attention! I would buy another pair without hesitation except for the fact that the ones I have will probably out-live me! Beautiful boots indeed.

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