Review Heschung Ginkgo Boots: Not long ago I received my pair of Heschung Ginkgo boots. The weather has been really nice in south Sweden until recently so my boots came out from the closet just a couple of weeks ago. Now that I’ve had some time to use them I would like to write some words on my impression about my Heschung Ginkgo so far.
In a recent article you could read about the brand Heschung and their expansion in Scandinavia. Here you can also find the retailers in Scandinavia that currently offer Heschung shoes. You can fin that post here: Heschung, the shoes à la française, now in Scandinavia.
As i wrote in that article, the “Ginkgo” really caught my attention. Heschung Ginkgo is one of their signature model and a permanent feature of the collections produced every season in a selection of different leathers. I decided to order a pair of Cognac in Heschung’s signature Suportflo leather. Model that I’m writing about is:
- Heschung Ginkgo
- Bi-material Suportlo Cognac leather and suede
- Odéon last shape
- Price: 520,00 € / 4.495 SEK (the shoes are a review pair from Heschung)
PICTURES FROM THE UNBOXING
Heschung Ginkgo is a split toe boot with revers welted stitches and double material combo. It comes in two different combinations; Anilcalf leather with Kvadrat canvas and also in a bi-material Suportflo leather and suede version. You can find several different color combinations in both types. Some models are from their RTW collections, but some stores also have special MTOs. One make-up that I like in particular is an Anicalf/canvas version that is a store MTO you can find at Engelska Herr. It’s made up of tan anicalf and a light cotton canvas.
The Suportflo leather is a double tanned leather usually used for military purposes. Thanks to its fatty leather, the Suportflo leather is water resistant and easy to maintain. The Suportflo version is a bit rougher than a Ginkgo in Anilcalf but a great autumn/winter companion.
REVIEW AND INITAL THOUGHTS
At first I was a bit skeptic about the Heschung Ginkgo. I normally wear more “classic” or subtle shoes but I must admit this model has grown on me. It’s easily one of my go to boots at the moment. I usually pair them with a pair of flannel as you can see in the top picture, but they work as good with jeans or other trousers. I probably wouldn’t wear them with a business suit or to a board meeting, but definitely with a more casual / business casual attire or heavier flannel suit or similar.
The shoe was un-normally comfortable straight out from the box!! For me it didn’t take many hours to break them in and I have now problem wearing them a whole day. Even though the the Suportflo leather is double tanned, it’s still very soft. It also creases very little. The suede at the top makes the boot softer around the ankle which makes it more comfortable to walk in.
When it comes to sizing, Heschung recommends that you use your normal size. I have quite long narrow feet, so I sized down half a size and this works great for me. They are a bit roomier than a normal last I would say, but boots are usually a bit more forgiving when it comes to that. You want the option to wear some thicker socks during the colder season.
The price for a pair is around 520,00 € / 4.495 SEK which I would say is a fair prices for this kind of boot given my experience so far. These boots will definitely be a great companion during this season and seasons to come.