I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve never been much of a boots guy (which is clearly a bit odd), so when the folks at Johnston & Murphy sent me their new Hosford Boot, I was pretty skeptical.
But when I took them out of the box I immediately thought they were a stylish boot that had some hope. As I continued to expect the Hosford Boot while holding it in my hand, I couldn’t help but continue to press the sole of the boot. It felt softer than pretty much any sole I’d ever felt, which made me believe it had the potential for being insanely comfortable.
I’ve now worn them several times and will share some additional thoughts after sharing a few photos of the boot.
Here’s what the Johnston & Murphy website says about the sole,
“Natural French latex rubber sole and heel is comprised of millions of tiny air pockets that cushion each step, absorbing surface impact.”
Now, that’s nice marketing talk, but let me give you the dudelation (translation): these things practically feel like you are walking on air! No joke. They are possibly one of the most comfortable shoes/boots I’ve ever put my feet in.
My anticipation was that they would require a lengthy break-in period due to the leather, but they were instantly comfortable. And so you know, the first time I wore them was last Saturday when I went out to shoot street style. So, no, the first wear wasn’t just kicking it around the house. I put them straight to the test.
One great aspect of the Hosford Boot is that you can wear them a bit more conservative by allowing your pants to cover most of the boot, or you can style them a bit by rolling your pants up as seen in the photo above.
The versatility, overall look and very high comfort level is why I’d definitely suggest purchasing the Johnston & Murphy Hosford Boot.
Also seen above: Levi 505 pants and Club Monaco shirt.