Chippewa Aldrich Boot - Tan



     Chippewa has been hand-crafting leather boots in America since 1901, and they do not mess around with quality. When they approached Arcane with a partnership, we sprung on the chance to bring on our favorite heritage brand on board. These are our daily wears (really, we wear these with jeans, full suits, shorts, sweats...) and fill the gap that most shoes never can: functional and formal wear. 

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     Chippewa products use only premium raw materials and are hand crafted in USA. To this day, their U.S. made boots still carry the "Hand Crafted in USA" labels as homage to the men and women that have built the Chippewa brand.

     The Tan Aldrich Boot (formerly known as the General Utility Service boot) is a 6-inch tall Men's boot with a plain toe. It has Texon® with maple leather heel insoles and is proudly handcrafted in the USA. We recommend ordering a half-size smaller than what you would normally wear.

LEATHER: Tan renegade full grain (American hide)

CONSTRUCTION: Goodyear® Leather Welt

SHANK: Steel

OUTSOLE: Vibram® V-Bar Brown

INSOLE: Texon® with Maple Leather Heel

Arcane is an official online retailer for Chippewa boots. We ship directly from Chippewa's facilities.. please allow 2 weeks for domestic deliveries.


Collections: Boots, Chippewa Boots

Category: Boots

Type: Boots

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Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
2 year update!

I wrote a review when I first got these boots in 2015 and I would not change a thing in that review. The best thing I can recommend now is to read Lucas's blog post on maintaining the boots with the balm and horse hair brush. My boots still look great beacuase of his products and process to keep them polished. After 2 years and a lot of exposure to the elements (especially snow) I am considering getting them resoled, and the inside soles could also use a refresh as well. Other than that the only issue I have had is some stitching on one boot is coming undone but that can be easily fixed. Regardless of how often I wear them or what elements they face it is essential to have their boot care kit to keep the boots looking fresh all the time. The success I have had with the boot balm amazes me and even after 2 years of wearing these boots I still get regular compliments on them. Still highly recommend for anyone looking for a nice pair of boots that are sure impress!

best I've owned

Let me just say that these boots are in a different league than your regular pair. They edify all things i find to be important in a well rounded boot; their quality, looks, comfort, and versatility are unsurpassed. I have gotten compliments on these boots from many people that i know, one dude in line at a store, and one random cashier at chick-fil-a. They are just that noticeably nicer than average. I have been wearing these for over a month before writing this review because i wanted it to be an accurate representation of their performance and use. I have gone hiking many miles in them, worn them with shorts or while in a dressier scene, and even accidentally hacked into the side of my right boot with a metal snow shovel during the snowmageddon. They look amazing for all circumstances and even appear to have buffed the hack mark from the shovel out by themselves. Quality leather! I recommend to anyone looking to up their stylish/manly game. I will say that if you are not used to this quality be warned that shoes that are not made out of foam and junk and do require a period of breaking in. They will be stiff and not the best feeling thing you have ever felt for a few full times of wearing them. After that period is over they conform to your feet and are more cozy than any other boot. I am still excited to wear them each time i put them on. My dealings with Lucas of Arcane Supply have been that he will stop at nothing for customer service. Highly recommended!

Nick McClure

I absolutely love my boots! I was nervous at spending so much for a pair of boots, but after wearing them I wish I had gotten them sooner. The boots are perfectly priced and I was happy to buy them from such a great company. Lucas Darway is an awesome guy and truly appreciates quality American made products. His decision to sell Chippewa boots was a deal I had to get in on. The boots are fantastic and definitely buy them a half size smaller than you normally do. I look forward to future purchases from Arcane Supply. Make sure you buy their boot balm too!!!

Chase Gibson
Amazing Boots!

My review is two part: one the quality of Lucas and Arcane Supply Co. and two the quality of the boots etc.

I preordered these boots in March and got them in mid April. Unfortunately the size I ordered was too big and I had to exchange them. I was really wanting to have these boots to take on a trip to Israel and Lucas made that happen even though I was under a difficult time constraint. He is a great guy and really goes above and beyond what is expected in regards to customer service.

Now to the boots:
These are the best boots I have ever owned. I have worn cowboy boots for years and I was looking for some lace-up boots that I could wear casually with jeans and dress up some if need be. These Chippewa Service boots fit the bill perfectly. On top of being incredibly gorgeous boots, they are very comfortable. I paired them with quality hiking socks and walked 10 miles a day on my trip in the desserts of Israel and they worked flawlessly. They are equally at home walking the streets of downtown OKC(my hometown) as they are cruising the toughest of hiking trails.

Overall impressions:
Arcane Supply is a fantastic company and these Chippewa's are incredible boots. You will not be disappointed in purchasing these, especially not from Arcane Supply.

Jake Lannetti
Buy Quality, Buy Once

I have been wearing my Chippewas almost daily for about 2 months now and I still get stoked every time I lace them up them. Right out of the box you can tell these guys are made with some serious quality and are going to last a long time. They’re crazy comfortable and feel great for daily casual wear as well as long hikes. Two pieces of advice, 1: buy a half size down to get that perfect fit and 2: grab a jar of boot balm and revive these guys every once and a while, they’ll thank you time and time again. If you want to buy quality and buy once do yourself a favor and grab these boots.

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