A few weeks ago, I received a nice little box in the mail. Inside, were the Mark McNairy San Salvador Burro Boot. McNairy decided to remake this version, and by doing so, has brought it into North America for the first time. His design pays tribute to the original shape, form and function of the boot, but with the addition of metal eyelets and tough suede uppers.
The contrast between the rich chocolate brown suede and the white triple stitching are some of my favorite components to this boot. Let's not forget the extra thick vulcanized rubber sole, which will come in handy for me on the coast come the rainy season. They're quite comfortable. The rivet reinforcement on the vamp is a practical touch– as these were originally made and adopted as the working mans boot in El Salvador in the 50's.
• Triple stitched seams
• Vulcanized rubber sole
• Suede Uppers
• Metal Eyelets
• Rivet reinforcement
• Made in El Salvador by the historical shoe manufacturer ADOC
If you're in the market for a boot that's a bit heftier than Clarks Desert Boot, but still nice and simple, I would definitely recommend this Burro Boot.
• Article by Darian Hocking
• Photography by Darian Hocking
San Salvador Burro Boot