The Sneaker is Dead: Long Live Crockett & Jones

Words by
Melanie Rickey

25th October 2022

As former devotees of athletic shoes swap their kicks for well-made traditional footwear, Crockett & Jones is finding favour with a wider audience than ever. Discover SPHERE's edit of the Crockett & Jones winter shoes and boots to know now.

Long-time fans of Crockett & Jones, be wary. A decade of sneakers has given rise to a renewed interest in their Chukkas, derbies, classic winter boots and thick-soled tasseled loafer, the Cavendish. It's not surprising Crockett & Jones is in their sights. Like you, they have discovered Crockett & Jones are for anyone discerning enough to truly appreciate the quality and longevity of their understated style and workmanship, including King Charles III. So hard-wearing are their boots, in fact, they put their new collection through its paces in Iceland.

The chunky Soled Cavendish by Crockett & Jones

The Cavendish loafer by Crockett & Jones

The Cavendish loafer by Crockett & Jones is gaining popularity with former sneaker enthusiasts

So, what are this winter’s essentials? As ever, Crockett & Jones is about gentle evolution, not revolution, so under “new” there are new finishes and colours to their classic styles, and a refreshed all-terrain winter boot, the Glencoe, and that’s just how it should be. 

Crockett & Jones Glencoe Boot

Crockett & Jones Glencoe Boot

Crockett & Jones Glencoe Boot in Dark Brown, Scotch Grain

Glencoe is a modern day take on Crockett & Jones Antarctic boot first worn by Sir Ernest Shackleton in 1914, and named in honour of the explorer’s long affiliation with Scotland. The dark brown scotch grain boot features a shearling lined leg and tongue, 378 last, rubber cleated sole, and storm collar. This is a serious boot, and definitely takes the crown as their most extreme winter boot to date. £590.

Crockett & Jones Indiana Boots

Crockett & Jones Indiana Boots

Crockett & Jones Indiana Boots, in Dark Brown Rough-Out Suede

Indiana is an apron fronted derby in dark brown rough-out suede, and it's the epitome of an everyday winter boot. Taking its cues from the classic American design, Indiana is crafted in a tough, uncompromising waxed suede which boasts water-resistant properties and is cut slightly higher on the ankle, with hook and eyelet laces for a snug fit. £470.

Crockett & Jones Denver Shoe

Crockett & Jones Denver Shoe

Crockett & Jones Denver Shoe in Rough-Out Suede

Indiana’s chunky cleated rubber sole is ready for all terrains and shared by the Denver, a Derby version of the Indiana made using the same 378 boot last but cut lower for utmost versatility. This height of the chunky-sole, makes it an easy transition for former sneaker wearers, to balance their silhouette. £430

Crockett & Jones Molton

Crockett & Jones Molton

Crockett & Jones Molton in Black Rough-Out Suede

The Molton meanwhile, will undoubtedly be familiar to eagle-eyed James Bond fans. Its dark brown sibling became a Crockett & Jones bestseller after being worn by 007 in Norway in No Time To Die. For AW22, it returns in a striking black rough-out suede complete with Dainite rubber sole and notched storm welt. £415

The Crockett & Jones Chiltern

The Crockett & Jones Chiltern

The Crockett & Jones Chiltern Chukka boot in Navy Suede

First introduced in 1953, the Chiltern, a plain front three eyelet Chukka Boot set on a Dainite rubber sole, is one of the oldest and most iconic boots within Crockett & Jones collection. Constructed using three pieces of outer material – inside quarter, outside quarter and vamp with a low-cut leg, Chiltern is now offered in Snuff, Earth Green and Dark Brown Suede making it the perfect all rounder boot for any season. £410. 

Shop the full collection at crockettandjones.com