As with most footwear introduced in the early 20th century, the Engineer boot was created out of necessity; workers in the 1930s needed to shield their shins from sparks and other risky factors that lead to injury. Later, motorcycle riders adopted the style because its stove-pipe legs added extra protection against engine burns.

Japanese label Phigvel re-engineers the classic silhouette based on various models from the head designer's personal collection. Crafted from a lightweight vegetable-tanned horsehide (like the coveted shell cordovan), these boots will break in beautifully. Durability is a must with this style of footwear -- the outsole is made from "Benzu" leather which is derived from the thickest part of the cowhide. If you couldn't tell already, these were built to withstand just about anything. The boots are available in three colors for pre-order via Hickoree's through Friday, May 29.

What To Read Next

*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.