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Federal Issue Style Contract Brogan - Sewn Sole

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Issue brogan

These Federal issue contract style brogans are made from a waxed flesh upper and feature a closed channel sewn sole.  The heel is constructed using period appropriate square cut nails.  These shoes are well made and are not only spot on to originals in appearance, but also are very comfortable to wear.  Not currently available in half sizes.  If your size is not in stock at time of order, it will be approximately 4-6 weeks for delivery, normally.


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  • 5
    Federal Brogans

    Posted by Rich Baker on 5th Apr 2024

    Sure wish I had bought these first instead of the ones from sutler row. Half the weight, 3 times as comfortable and all for not much more money.

  • 5
    Comfortable (as much as brogans can be)

    Posted by Micah J Raine on 19th Jun 2023

    These are lighter than most brogans I've seen at mainstream sutlers. Only time will tell what that means for longevity, but they seem well constructed, and the thinner leather is more supple, meaning more comfortable. I haven't fully broken them in yet, but I can already tell they will be a vast improvement over my last pair. As other reviews note, they do run a bit large. I ended up with a size and a half down from my normal shoe size before then fit.

  • 5
    Federal Brogans

    Posted by Brian White on 14th Jun 2023

    I needed some brogans to help fulfill a National Park Service order and these were absolutely perfect! The workmanship, materials, and pattern of the brogans are absolute quality and very impressive!

  • 5
    Federal brogans

    Posted by Joshua B James on 3rd Nov 2022

    Extremely pleased with my purchase. Look and feel great. Prompt shipping and customer service was top notch as always.

  • 5
    Federal Brogans

    Posted by Evan Phillips on 18th Oct 2022

    Communication was fantastic. Ordered what I thought was my size, or them in 3 days before the event. They were too big. Emailed SUM and got an instant reply telling me to ship them back and they would send me a size smaller. I expressed my disappointment that I wouldn’t have them for the event. I get a phone call back the next day asking my permission to send my brogans with another customer to the event I was going to. So I had them for the event! These are super comfortable right away. This is my 3rd pair of brogans in 28 years, and I couldn’t be happier with them!

  • 5

    Posted by Seth on 13th Oct 2022

    Excellent quality piece. Very satisfied with this purchase.

  • 5
    Federal Brogans

    Posted by Gage Graham on 28th Sep 2022

    There are very great quality and that’s no exaggeration. From the second I put them on, they get great, no break in time is really necessary. The leather is not too thick or thin, just perfect. They are also very light. These are leagues better than anything from a mainstream sutler. I will buy another pair after mine have completely and totally worn out.

  • 4
    Federal Issue Style Contract Brogans

    Posted by Henry J Schmied on 28th Sep 2022

    These hand made brogans look really good. I haven't worn them out in the field as of yet . They look and feel good on my feet. No doubt that they will be great at an reenactment event.

  • 5
    Good value

    Posted by Eury Cantillo on 24th Aug 2022

    I've used these now at a couple of reenactments and have found them to be pretty comfortable. They seem very accurate and a good value. I broke them in wearing them around for about a week before I had to use them.

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