Monkey boots were originally worn by the Czechoslovakian Army in World War 2. These amazing lightweight boots allowed infantry to move swiftly and easily, the high lace up meant that the boots wrapped around the soldiers foot and provided security around the ankle. The thick tread soles provided grip regardless of the terrain and lasted for absolutely ages. Leather uppers allowed the soldiers feet to breathe easily whilst simultaneously having natural water resisting properties. A traditional monkey boot will come with 7 eyelets and so naturally ours do.
Monkey boots crept in to the United Kingdom in the 70's and 80's and it was the MOD culture that made them into a fashion statement. Monkey boots accompanied the rise of punk and mod culture, adapting perfectly to festival or dance floor. Because of the durability of the monkey boot it became a staple among workmen which helped to progress it's appeal to a mass market.
Whoever tells you that they don't make them how they used to...is wrong!!! Monkey boots are still made in the exact same way that they were over 40 years ago. Men and women across the world still wear monkey boots as there preferred type of footwear on a daily basis. Here at Shuperb we are proud to offer you the chance to get your hands on a pair of 100% authentic and original monkey boots.
Currently the leading UK brand for monkey boots is Grafters. Grafters have been making monkey boots for well over 2 decades now. Grafters monkey boots come in two different colours; black and wine. The full black with black laces and stitching makes them a subtly styled and smart monkey boot that can be used for a variety of purposes. The wine coloured monkey boots come with contrasting yellow stitching, a trait borrowed from Dr Martens. Both the black and the wine are available in a variety of sizes for men and women. They start from small ladies size 3 and finish in a men's size 12. The quality of these is astonishing, with full hard wearing leather upper, thin textile lining and a thick TPR grip sole for extreme grip and durability.