December 2009


to catch my breath……and plan last minute Spring additions.  Thinking the Hobo Boot in all over pull-up with a crepe sole.  Thinking, thinking……

Ron

Got the boots today –

They are awesome ! Happy Holidays !

I love it…..and keep them coming!!!

This was a just delivered RBHB1…..fantastic feedback from our clients, and almost sold out in the market.  To get one of the last pairs for the moment, contact Steven at Leffot or on-line at Franco’s.

Ron

Next version of RBCB4……a nice Black ‘mini’ Scotch called ‘Inca’.  Storm welt, Sestriere outsoles….another great addition to the lineup!

Have found a little time to plan Spring deliveries/stock items, and one on the hit list is this MTO from a year or so ago that really deserves some investment……so, coming late Spring will be:

RBBAL3 will be realized in Shell Cordovan (maybe a good play for the new ‘Gunmetal’ color?) and the RBBAL4 will be the same boot in calfskin.  I like the medallion, but I have done this boot w/o in the past…..have to think………..

Ron

has arrived……RBBAL2 is our Balmoral Captoe Boot in Calfskin (RBBAL1 is in Shell Cordovan) and will be available this coming week in a nice middle brown.  Built on 3B last and a double leather sole this boot sure gets attention.

Better pics will follow Monday, and will be available on Franco’s website at $725.  As usual, sizes are limited.  Feel free to give me a call at the shop for any further questions (804-264-2994).

Ron

Some of the new styles now available in-stock are coming on-line at

http://www.francos.com/items/index.asp?venID=118027&catID=0069

slowly but surely……

Ron

A belated thanks to Jocelyn Anderson of Footwear News for stopping by Leffot last month and publishing a fast interview in the trade.  Next time a 4 page spread Jocelyn?  Seriously, thanks…..I appreciate the support!

http://www.wwd.com/footwear-news/10-questions-for-ron-rider-2371454

ps – that’s not me in the picture…..apparently someone else showed up for me that morning.  No, it is – got to take better pics…………

Ron

We have also received our first delivery of RBCB5, which is our 3-eyelet chukka in Waxy Kudu……here available in color ‘Flint’, which is basically a Charcoal Brown.  Made on 95 last and built on our favorite outsole, Sestriere, this chukka is a great denim or khaki option.

Ron

BUY HERE

The hits just keep on coming…….now in-stock is RBCH1, our first Chelsea Boot done here in Waxy Kudu (which is an oiled calfskin) on 40 last (runs 1/2 size big from first fits this week in the shop….please size DOWN 1/2 size) with a Vibram Lug sole and heavy ‘Magnum’ double storm welting.  This is one big Chelsea –

BUY HERE

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Ron

Very happy that the first MTO Button Boots and Balmoral Boots have been met with success on the set of HBO’s ‘Boardwalk Empire’.  We received a note this week from the wardrobe department saying ‘the boots are a huge hit on the set!’.  Unfortunately, I don’t have pics of the first boots delivered, as they had to be custom made on a MTO 12B last and rushed from Italy direct to NY to meet the shooting schedule, but are similiar to these:

Big thanks again to the wardrobing crew doing this project…..I appreciate the involvement!  HBO will be airing this new series in the Fall, and it looks like an interesting show:

http://boardwalkempire.blogspot.com/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boardwalk-Empire/44827823771

Ron

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