HELM is the classic male boot reinterpreted - the shoe for the new male footwear connoisseur who will not sacrifice comfort. HELM is the result of, founder, Joshua Bingaman's lifelong passion for men's shoes and boots, refined during his years owning and managing the Subterranean Shoe Room in San Francisco, a highly influential and progressive shoe store in the Mission district. HELM products are the elegant result of design touches from around the globe - designed in Austin, handmade in Istanbul, with leather from Holland and Australia, and soles from Italy and France.
These boots are all that I hoped for. The leather is glove soft and supple. The stiching is tight and even. The sole and heel are solid and finished with care. Like all leather soles, they need to see some street time to have some bite. The fit was true (43.5 / 10 1/2) and I suffer the problem of my left foot being a tiny bit smaller than my right. The biggest concern with any over ankle boot is the feel on the ankle; again, the soft leather makes for a wonderful feel. I look forward to having these a long time.