Astorflex desert boots
You may have heard the name Astorflex doing the internet rounds over the last few months, you may have read that they make “possibly the best desert boots in the world” . Well I thought it worth finding out and got myself a pair. And they are indeed pretty bloody brilliant.
These Italian made desert boots are the product of a factory that’s been making shoes for six generations. Local suppliers are used throughout the process – leading to high quality footwear at a fair price with complete transparency throughout their production. The methods used in making the boots are as eco-friendly as possible and all shoes are produced using water based colours, non-solvent glues, vegetable tanned leather and natural rubber soles.
The boots themselves are actually called ‘Greenflex’ and they feature lovely soft suede, with a tan leather lining and a comfy-as-you-like memory foam footbed and crepe outsole. I’ve only just started wearing them now the weather has turned (I’ve had them a couple of months) and they’re the most comfortable pair of this kind of boots I’ve ever owned. They came with two pairs of laces – one a simple tonal cotton and the other are more contrasting waxed cotton. I’ve opted for the latter and think they suit the boots well. I’m looking forward to giving them some serious wear over the coming months.
They’re stocked by an ever growing number of shops, so if you fancy a pair you can find them in End, Oi Polloi, Present, The Hip Store, Peggs & Son, The Shopkeeper Store and Kafka. For more information on the brand, go to the website here: Astorflex.