What's with Ginkgo?

The Ginkgo boot (much like it's botanical namesake) has a long ancestral lineage, stemming from it's military purpose leather to it's reverse welted construcion (beksøm) favoured by Eugène Heschung himself when he started making work boots in the 1930's.

Mens Ginkgo - Grain & Canvas - Ash (Cendre)

Ladies Ginkgo - Calf & Suede - Black

Since then Ateliers Heschung have developed many models, but none who have reached such iconic status as the Ginkgo model.

Mens Ginkgo - Calf & Canvas - Black

Since it's first embodiement in 1992, this model has garnered many fans in the shoe world who praise it's comfort, durability and undestated style. Other notable positives are the weight and rubber composition, the latter of which being well suited to Scandinavian climes.

Ladies Ginkgo - Calf & Suede - Cafe & Brown

In addition to the quality of the sole composition, is the stitching technique: When making a quality shoe, you must adjust the angle of the leather on the shoe's tip.

Mens Ginkgo - Calf & Suede - Brown & Mocca

This panel connects the leather top with the sole thanks to a sewing technique that uses a soaked linen reversed stitch which seals the hole left by the needle and thus insures a waterproof seam.

Mens Ginkgo - Calf & Suede - Cognac

The Ginkgo is built on the Odeon last which features a generous width with a lovely length which both accomodates the toes and creates an elegant silhouette.