From our great friends at T.B. Phelps - the short work/hiking/knockaround bison leather boot we have been trying to get made for years.
Briar American bison hides (that apparently came out in two shades - was not suppose to be two shades!!) and a well molded sole. Enough padding at the tongue and ankle makes for ease of walking. The leather is very nicely tanned and dyed; about a 3.5 oz and lined.
If the shade of "Briar" makes a difference (see the picture of the two pair next to each other for contrast), I suggest you call me at 817.992.8220 to see what shade your size might be. If you are not that particular, just want a great low boot, then get your pair before they sell out. There will be no more this year - more manufacturing shortages like almost everyone else
Very comfortable for just knock around ... and I am sure it will be for hiking as well.
Size seems to be very close to true ... might go up a half if you are sort of between sizes - I wear between an 9.5 and 10 ... and the 10 in this boot is perfect!
Took us a long time to get these in ... only so many per size.