Classic MacAlister boots in oiled leather
full size
Product Details

Inspired by the crepe-soled boots worn by British officers during World War II, our MacAlister boots are made from the finest Italian oiled leather and only get better with age. We purposely left them unlined for a more casual feel.

  • Italian oiled leather upper.
  • Cotton laces, natural eyelets.
  • Stitched-out welt construction, natural crepe rubber sole.
  • Made in Italy.
  • Online only.
Size & Fit Details
  • Unisex sizing: Women, please order two sizes smaller than your regular size.

Classic MacAlister boots in oiled leather

Classic MacAlister boots in oiled leather is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This desert boot sets the standard for all others I've been through several pairs of the chukka/desert boot made by other brands, namely that of the UK shoe company that popularized the style in the 1950s, and the quality was always just subpar. The classic styling was there, but they were never comfortable. J. Crew stepped into the game and made their own interpretation and I can't give them enough high praises. You've converted me indefinitely. The MacAlister is not only better looking, but outrageously comfortable and lightweight. The quality is top notch. Italian made and oiled leather. They're so versatile (goes with most outfits - business or casual - in any season) and because of that, I wear them 90% of the year. I'm half tempted to order another pair and store them for when my current pair wears out. If J. Crew ever discontinues this boot, I don't know what I'll do.
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best out there. Simply comfortable, light Wight, well made, good style, and I wish if they make them in other colors like black or olive green.
Date published: 2015-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First pair of Desert Boots... After contemplating between the Clark's and these - I decided to pick these up as the soles weren't as tall (if you will). Looking for a hybrid of a boot that I can wear to work (office job) and out to dinner, etc. They do run large. I'm normally a size 9-9.5" and I purchased an 8" and they're still a smudge too big. The shoe is very nice. Leather is good quality from what I can tell (this is my first pair of boots in general as I reside in FL and there is no need for boots). They're comfortable. I have worn them for 9 hours straight with no complaints. Shipping was quick. I originally purchased the 8.5" and I returned them for the smaller size. They even upgraded my shipping. Would purchase again!
Date published: 2015-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great All Year Round! I've had these boots for several seasons now, and I must say that they've held up well no matter the time of year. I appreciate the soft leather because in the warmer months I'll go sockless. I also like their versatility; they can literally go with just about anything in your closet.
Date published: 2015-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MUST have great looking and low maintenance! wore this while walking around the city, 4 miles, of sf and it was quite comfortable. got them wet. had them in snow the next day. water residue was left all over them but a day later, a little warm water and detergent, air dried, and they look great!
Date published: 2014-12-22
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