Let me start by saying I'm a bit of a boot snob. I'd rather pay good money for good boots than buy disposables. I was looking for specific features in my next pair of boots. Stacked leather heel, light tread, and goodyear welt. I wanted a boot that could pass for something made in the late 1800s since in addition to work wear I wanted a boot that met SASS requirements.
The Sutro Charlton met all the criteria and when I got a Father's Day discount I decided to take the plunge. The boots were promptly shipped, and they had a nice handwritten note inside the box.
I was pleased to see the boots were made in Mexico. Mexico has a long history of quality boot making, and I like to do all I can to contribute to legitimate business in that country. The craftsmanship is excellent, every bit as good as some of the nicer "made in the USA" boots that I own.
The leather is supple and after 2 days of wear they feel broken in. They do seem to run a bit large. I probably could have returned them for a half size smaller, but I am really anal about having my toes feel crowded so I decided to keep this pair. Even so, I don't feel any heel slippage and don't regret my decision. I'm not a huge fan of the flat waxed laces, but that is a cheap fix.
So far I am very pleased with the boots. Time will tell whether such supple leather will hold up to the rigors of daily wear and tear here in NM.
What I like most about the Charlton Mahogany boot is how comfortable they are right out of the box. These boots have a worn in feeling that you don’t find in other brands. I would style these boots fully laced with slim fitting pants tucked in the top.
It'd be great if you put a "care card" in the package detailing what products you recommend for the boot. You would list your own leather care kit as an option but also include more generic products which are good for the leather. For example, should I use mink oil, leather honey, synthetic sprays, etc? Right now, I'm not sure how to treat the boots therefore I haven't even worn them outside the house.
The boots are well constructed, with beautiful full grain pull up leather, and super comfortable! Great job!
Thick leather sole. very nice quality. thick upper leather. no breakin period. actually feels a lot softer than you'd expect from a heavy duty boot. Removable insole is super comfortable. I think I'm in between sizes. 10 is my normal size, but fits just a bit too large for me. I think 9.5 might be too small if I want to wear thicker socks with them. SO I'll keep these. Love the reddish color. looks great with my Diesel jeans.
These have been my go to's for a few weeks now and they are looking and feeling great. Runs true to size compared to my other pairs of work boot styles
Perfect fit and comfortable right from the start! Looking forward to these
Color and craftsmanship is amazing. Please make these in black! I love the style.
Gorgeous shoes and stellar craftsmanship! This is the 2nd pair of Sutros I’ve ordered and definitely not the last!
First purchase from Sutro. Initially saw a pair in Shoe Biz on Valencia in SF, tried them on, and thought "These are the most comfortable boots I've ever worn". Unfortunately, they didn't have my size so I've been waiting for multiple months and immediately purchased after hearing they were in stock. Best decision ever. Love my boots and loved the speed to which they were delivered, the beautiful handwritten note, the tote bag, etc.
Overall, A+ on customer experience and customer service. Will be hard to find a better place than Sutro to purchase a pair of high-quality boots.
These boots are beautiful. I've worn them a couple of times, and it didn't take long for the leather to stretch to fit my feet in all the right ways. I love how they look with jeans and with trousers -- I feel like I can wear them with a suit if I wanted to! Construction seems super solid and the color is unique and attractive.
Wasn't sure about the color but in person they really stand out. Happy with them!
Very comfortable. I get compliments on them all the time!
I bought them for my boyfriend because he saw someone else wearing them and showed interest. I know he will love them. They look great, love the color! They feel well-made and sturdy. Made of really nice leather!
3rd Pair of Sutros
Excellent construction - I hope they are not discontinuing this model to save on costs. All leather lining and reinforced areas
Needs a week to break in but not difficult. Flat laces look more fashionable, but this kind of boot with the hooks at the top of the boot need round laces. No negative whatsoever.
Second attempt at purchase, falls through every time.
This is the second time I've attempted to purchase Charlton Ciclon in 10.5, and both times there have been "problems with the system" resulting in the cancellation of my order.
The folks at Sutro were kind enough to give me a significant discount towards my next purchase, but I have little faith that the order will go though this time. Hopefully they'll get back to me soon with some advice on how to proceed.
Though I was really looking forward to getting a pair of these boots, I may have to give in and buy something else from a different supplier.
If this is a problem with the "shopify" service, I must say that I am extremely disappointed.
Amazing working boots! but you guys need to make the same model once again.
Civil Engineering guys loved this boots here in South Florida.
I was surprised at the level of comfort the shoes offer. Beautiful pair of boots, it’s the perfect casual boot, but it can pass at times as dress boot too. I hope they keep making more of the charlton boot in many more colors. It’s a very overall good looking boot, well proportioned as well, not to pointy not too round. It’s perfect actually.. pictures don’t even do it justice you just have to see them and try them in person. Hope they keep making this boot in different color ways.
I feel like I could comfortably run a marathon in these boots, ever since I took them out the box. They're sturdy as hell but really flexible too. Wish I lived nearer the store so I didn't have to pay import tax to have them shipped to the Netherlands! Otherwise I'd own 10 pairs by now.
Not only did these shoes look great but they as comfortable as all get out straight out of the box! These are the boots I've been looking for all my life! I work in special events and need gear that looks good and are durable and don't kill my soles, so the trifecta was complete! Maybe too many exclamation points but I appreciate the craft and skill you all are doing over there. My wife thinks they're fresh as well! Awesome job,!
Better in real life!
Most shows come in and are not as good as they look online, this look like they are well crafted with high quality materials
Love this boot!
Comfortable, great design, and a perfect casual boot.
Love them, ordered two other kinds.Thank you!!!!!!!