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Floris van Bommel

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A new addition to the 2022 winter collection: de Tanker. The sole of this casual Chelsea boot looks like it is made of natural rubber, which is often referred to as a "crepe sole". Real natural rubber is beautiful, but also pretty delicate. For this boot, we developed a special mix made of natural and synthetic rubber. This gives de Tanker's sole the look of natural rubber, but it is as durable as synthetic rubber. The calf leather lining and carefully designed last provide long-lasting comfort. This mid-brown boot is made of sporty, oiled suede that comes from a small Italian suede tannery in Santa Croce su'll Arno in the province of Pisa.
Article number SFM-60035-23-01
Colour Cognac
Material Suede
Lining Calf leather
Sole type Natural rubber sole
Last & width 749 H
Construction BLAKE
Removable footbed Yes
Matching belt CFM-10076-23-09
De Tanker 03.02
De Tanker 03.02
De Tanker 03.02

De Tanker 03.02

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A new addition to the 2022 winter collection: de Tanker. The sole of this casual Chelsea boot looks like it is made of natural rubber, which is often referred to as a "crepe sole". Real natural rubber is beautiful, but also pretty delicate. For this boot, we developed a special mix made of natural and synthetic rubber. This gives de Tanker's sole the look of natural rubber, but it is as durable as synthetic rubber. The calf leather lining and carefully designed last provide long-lasting comfort. This mid-brown boot is made of sporty, oiled suede that comes from a small Italian suede tannery in Santa Croce su'll Arno in the province of Pisa.
Article number SFM-60035-23-01
Colour Cognac
Material Suede
Lining Calf leather
Sole type Natural rubber sole
Last & width 749 H
Construction BLAKE
Removable footbed Yes
Matching belt CFM-10076-23-09
Floris

“It looks like crepe but it isn't”

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Floris about this item:

"I keep a list of quotes that are important to me in my phone. This quote by Naval Ravikant is also on it: "All greatness comes from suffering". It applies to this shoe as well. At the beginning of my career, we designed a similar style. The sole was made of 100% crêpe, a natural rubber. This was when I had to learn the hard way that real crepe comes with a lot of problems. If you wear crepe soles in winter, they are rock hard because of the cold, until you sit down with your feet against a heater - then they practically melt away under your feet. Natural rubber also tends to turn white and dry out quickly. Back then, we received a lot of complaints. We vowed to never use crepe again. Back to the present: we recently came across this rubber blend at our sole supplier, which is now the outsole of this shoe. It looks like crepe, it's nice and transparent, a bit grainy, feels like crepe too, but it isn't. I was so happy to finally bring back this style. Oh and... this quote by George Carlin is also on my list: "Always remember how stupid the average person is, and realise that half of them are even stupider". But then again, we didn't use real crepe a second time around. I hope that means I'm just above average."
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"I keep a list of quotes that are important to me in my phone. This quote by Naval Ravikant is also on it: "All greatness comes from suffering". It applies to this shoe as well. At the beginning of my career, we designed a similar style. The sole was made of 100% crêpe, a natural rubber. This was when I had to learn the hard way that real crepe comes with a lot of problems. If you wear crepe soles in winter, they are rock hard because of the cold, until you sit down with your feet against a heater - then they practically melt away under your feet. Natural rubber also tends to turn white and dry out quickly. Back then, we received a lot of complaints. We vowed to never use crepe again. Back to the present: we recently came across this rubber blend at our sole supplier, which is now the outsole of this shoe. It looks like crepe, it's nice and transparent, a bit grainy, feels like crepe too, but it isn't. I was so happy to finally bring back this style. Oh and... this quote by George Carlin is also on my list: "Always remember how stupid the average person is, and realise that half of them are even stupider". But then again, we didn't use real crepe a second time around. I hope that means I'm just above average."
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De Tanker 03.02
Floris

“It looks like crepe but it isn't”

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