Motor Patrol Boots
Options:These options are kept in stock
Options below are not kept in stock. They are added to stock boots while
Dehner takes the next pair of stock boots in your size coming through production
and finishes it with a Vibram sole. If they have to start a pair of boots
from scratch, it can take up to 10 weeks)
The "stock" Motor Patrol boots are available in the bal-laced instep or the plain dress instep, both of which are shown on the right. The traditional bal-laced instep is the most popular configuration for this boot, but some departments, particularly equestrian units, standardize on the dress instep. Click here to see the official specifications for these boots. These may be required by your procurement office.
If you'd like to know how to lace boots so you can tie the bal-laced instep in the middle, click here for an explanation.
The bal-laced instep makes it easier to get the boots on and off since it allows the instep to be loosened. But once the boot is on and laced, it fits more snugly than the dress instep boots. The bal-laced instep also allows for adjustment of the fit when wearing thicker or thinner socks with the boots.
As the name implies, the dress instep boots have a more formal, dressier appearance. However, the dress instep boot may not be appropriate for everyone. If you have a high instep or arch, you may need to have the dress instep boots made to measure. The reason for this is that the boot strikes a delicate balance in the instep area between being loose enough for your foot to get into the boots but tight enough stay on your feet and to fit snugly.
These boots are identical to Dehner's custom boots in construction and features with the exception of the shaft exterior. The shaft exterior is constructed with a man-made material called Majilite instead of calfskin. This results in a boot shaft which has greater weather resistance, more resistance to damage and is easier to maintain. This also permits a dramatically lower price for these boots since calfskin is so expensive.
The Majilite replaces the Dehcord which was previously used for these boots. The Majilite material better matches the Calfskin used in the boot's foot and is also breathable like leather. It is also more durable than its predecessor.
The special order version of this stock boot is made entirely of "Voyager" cowhide. This is a heavier, more sturdy leather than the fine dress calfskin used in the foot of the standard stock boots. The boot shaft is also made from the Voyager leather which is thicker than the Majilite used in the stock boots. You'll have to polish the shaft occasionally to maintain a good shine. All versions of these Dehner motor patrol boots are made with shafts which are lined with thick, stiff cowhide for comfort and to ensure that the shaft retains its shape. The ankle and foot areas are lined with supple elk skin which enhances the fit and appearance of the boot by allowing the ankle to flex easily.
Care of Dehner Boots
Our Boot FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page has a section which
shows how to train new Dehners and how to care for them.
Click here to see this information.
It's important to "train" new boots before wearing them to establish a
nice crease in the front and back of the ankle area. Best not to leave this
Availability of the Bal-laced boots / Ordering:
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Dehner can make this ready to wear Bal-Laced Motor Patrol boot in full and half sizes from 7 through 15 and widths C, D, E, EE and EEE. The goal is to keep sizes 7 through 13 in D, E, and EE widths in stock / on the shelf. These are the standard stock boots made with calfskin foot and Majilite shaft. These are usually shipped within a day or two of your order. Boots in C and EEE widths and larger sized boots are not normally kept in stock, but are built when ordered and cost the same as other stock boots. It usually takes about 8 - 10 weeks to build these boots for you.
Since these boots are so popular, Dehner also stocks them in leg sizes one inch larger than standard. See the chart below which shows the standard boot height, calf size, boot top circumference and heel measurement for each boot size. This will allow you to decide if you need to order a calf size one inch larger than standard. If your calf is more than one inch larger than the standard calf circumference, you must have your boots made to measure. Please see our page on the custom made to measure version of these Dehner Motor Patrol boots.
There are 340 combinations of size, width, shaft circumference and instep style in the stock motor-patrol boots. So it's possible that your particular size might be out of stock when you order. In that case, we will reserve the next pair which is scheduled to come out production for you. This can take anywhere from a day or two to 8 - 10 weeks if a pair is just starting through production.
To determine if the legs of these ready-to-wear boots will fit you correctly, check the chart below. This shows, for each foot size, the height of the boot in inches and the max calf and leg circumference the boot will fit at the calf and the boot top. Follow the instructions to measure the size of your calf and to find the correct height. Then see if the boot for your foot size has the appropriate leg size. Remember that the boots can also be ordered with a boot shaft / leg one inch larger than standard.
Availability of the Dress Instep boots / Ordering:
We are now able to offer the stock / "ready to wear" Dehner Motor Patrol boots with a plain dress instep. Because the demand for this style is not as high as for the bal-laced boots, they're stocked in a more limited selection of sizes. Dehner can make this ready to wear Bal-Laced Motor Patrol boot in full and half sizes from 7 through 15 and widths C, D, E, EE and EEE. The goal is to keep most sizes 8 through 12 in D and E widths in stock. If you need a size not normally kept on the shelf or if one the 170 possible combinations of size / width / shaft size in the dress instep boots is not on the shelf, the boots will be made for you when ordered (at the same price) and take about 8 - 10 weeks to build.
The plain dress instep boots are the same in all other respects as the bal-laced boots. To determine if the legs of these ready-to-wear boots will fit you correctly, check the chart below. This shows, for each foot size, the height of the boot in inches and the circumference of the boot in inches at the calf and the top. Follow the instructions to measure the size of your calf and to find the correct height. Then see if the boot for your foot size has the appropriate leg size. Remember that the boots can also be ordered with a boot shaft / leg one inch larger than standard. Of course, we also offer a custom made to measure version of this boot which can be made to your exact measurements.
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Height, Calf, Top and Heel Measurements:
The table below shows the height, maximum top circumference, maximum calf circumference and maximum heel measurement for each size of ready to wear / stock Dehner Motor Patrol boots.
The calf circumference shown for the boot shafts is the maximum calf circumference which can fit into the boots. The top measurement is always ½ inch / 13 mm smaller than the calf and it shows the circumference of the top when the top buckle is in the middle hole of the strap. When the strap is unfastened, the calf top is as large or larger than the calf so you can get your leg into the boots easily.
The height shown for each size is for a new pair of boots. As the boots break in, they will drop or shorten about ¾" (2 cm) as the ankle flexes and develops creases.
These boots can also be ordered with a shaft and top 1 inch (2.54 cm) larger than the shaft and top sizes shown in the table.
There are two tables... the first is shown in inches, the second in centimeters.
To convert inches to centimeters, multiply the number of inches by 2.54.
The sizes are US Men's sizes.
Using this sizing chart:
Now that you know if these standard, off-the-shelf boots will fit, you're ready to check out our order form.
If the ready to wear / off-the-shelf boots won't work for you, we can make these boots to measure to accommodate your particular requirements. Please visit our custom motor patrol boot page by clicking here.
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