Crown Northampton Crepe Sole Desert Boots

Bad weather breeds danger and, given the world is dangerous enough as it is, make sure you have the boots to cope – especially if they’re as handsome Crown Northampton’s handsome crepe sole desert boots.

A good sole is a lifesaver. At any time, they make shoes more comfortable, which is pretty much a necessity in a pair of boots. But as things start veering towards icy, they’re also a lifesaver, letting you leave the house while it’s frosty without risking your neck.

The hand-made crepe soles of Crown Northampton’s latest collection are both lightweight and durable without the ugly chunkiness you can often find from all-weather booths. In fact, the classic desert boot silhouette and immaculate construction keep things in that perfect twilight zone of casual and elegant.

Then again, supreme construction shouldn’t come too much as a surprise. Nothampton has more than its fair share of quality traditional shoemakers. Hell, it almost has a monopoly on British shoemaking, with Crown far, far closer to the blue squares than the brown.

What sets Crown apart from the rest though is their more modern approach to design. Yes, they use some similar silhouettes and with precisely the same construction techniques, but their minimal design echoes a far more contemporary style.

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They’re all factors you can see in the stitchdown welting and tactile materials in Crown Northampton’s Crepe Sole Desert Boots. What might come as a surprise is that you can get a hold of a pair for yourself in our latest digital competition.

Entering is simpler than ever; just head onto Instagram and follow both the Oracle Time (otmagazine) and Crown Northampton (crownnorthampton) pages. There’s nothing more to it. And hey, even if you don’t win, you won’t regret it; great watches and great shoes, what’s not to love?

*Entries are now closed (updated on 13/11/18)*