Monday, October 11, 2010
Jeepers is proud to present Digger work boots. The most versatile footwear you can own. Five eyelets, a robust toecap, lugged sole and matching laces. Made from authentic period leather, cracked from long exposure to weather, in four subtle colors: Carbon (black), Sanguine (a sort of dried blood red), Umber (umber) and Swamp (straight out of the Okefenokee Swamp, the deepest darkest green you've ever seen).
Choosing the name of a new shoe is always fun. Since these boots will replace my Rigger line of work boots, the name Digger came quickly to mind. I knew that in Australia, "digger" is a friendly form of address for a man, but the word has a much older meaning. In England in 1649, the Diggers were an independent group with an agrarian lifestyle based on their ideas for the creation of small egalitarian rural communities. The Diggers' beliefs encompassed a worldview that envisioned an ecological interrelationship between humans and nature, acknowledging the inherent connections between people and their surroundings. But like all groups with radical ideas, their movement was crushed by those it threatened: the State. I think the world today would benefit greatly if there were a few more Diggers around.
These shoes are Unisex and fitted with a built-in ReSizer from XS to XXL. Copy OK, Transfer OK, DEMOs and a fatpack are all available at Jeepers Main Store.