Forefront (Safety Toe) - Black
Forefront (Safety Toe) - Black
Forefront (Safety Toe) - Black
Forefront (Safety Toe) - Black
Forefront (Safety Toe) - Black
Forefront (Safety Toe) - Black
Forefront (Safety Toe) - Black

Forefront (Safety Toe) - Black

Regular price$529.00
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America's most comfortable work boot

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
126 Reviews
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Size Width
Sizing Directions:
Size down 1 full size from your most common shoe size.
SIZE CHART

Size Chart

UK Size US Mens Recommended
5 5.5 4.5
5.5 6 5
6 6.5 5.5
6.5 7 6
7 7.5 6.5
7.5 8 7
8 8.5 7.5
8.5 9 8
9 9.5 8.5
9.5 10 9
10 10.5 9.5
10.5 11 10
11 11.5 10.5
11.5 12 11
12 12.5 11.5
12.5 13 12
13 13.5 12.5
13.5 14 13
14 14.5 13.5
14.5 15 14
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Clean boots are returnable boots. Standard AND Custom Boot styles can be returned or exchanged within 30 days of the shipped date if they are in new condition, without having been worn outside.

If you wish to return/exchange custom boots, the amount of the boots will be refunded or issued to store credit minus the "build fee" due to its one-of-a-kind nature. Learn More

Exchanges & Returns

30-Day Money Back Guarantee!

Clean boots are returnable boots. Standard AND Custom Boot styles can be returned or exchanged within 30 days of the shipped date if they are in new condition, without having been worn outside.

If you wish to return/exchange custom boots, the amount of the boots will be refunded or issued to store credit minus the "build fee" due to its one-of-a-kind nature. Learn More

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4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 126 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 119 Total 4 star reviews: 5 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 2
98%would recommend these products
126 reviews
  • Andrew G.
    Verified Buyer
    Forefront - Brown
    Reviewing
    Forefront - Brown
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 35 - 44
    Weekly hrs spent in boots 30-40
    Occupation Other
    What I love about JK Quality Craftsmanship, Attention to Detail, Old World Craftsmanship, Comfort, Great Value
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 weeks ago
    Craftsmanship I wouldn’t have thought possible.

    I’ve spent more time than I’d care to admit just looking at my new boots and I can’t find the tiniest imperfection - not so much as a stray thread. The boots are bound to have one but, if I can’t find it, does it really matter? Did the falling tree in the forest make any noise?

    More than that though, the comfort of these things is insane. Zero break-in time. I took them out of the box, laced them, inserted my feet, and have only removed them to sleep and shower since. I keep waiting for a hot spot or some sore to develop. Nothing. There hasn’t been a single moment of discomfort.

    If you’re reading this and on the fence about buying these boots, let me just say this. I’ve owned tons of brand name boots and, needless to say, these blow them out of the water. However a few months ago, I got on a PNW custom boot kick as well and I now own boots from three of the top makers in this category. Don’t get me wrong. They’re all very nice. But these JK Forefronts are the best all around by a noticeable margin. If I were forced to remain in possession of only one pair of boots for the rest of my life, it would be these and the decision wouldn’t be hard. I’m at a loss for how such an unbelievably high quality pair of boots was produced and delivered to me at this pricepoint. Thank you, JK!

  • James B.
    Verified Buyer
    Forefront (Safety Toe) - Redwood
    Reviewing
    Forefront (Safety Toe) - Redwood
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 45 - 54
    Weekly hrs spent in boots 40-50
    Occupation Other
    What I love about JK Quality Craftsmanship, Customer Service, Comfort, Ordering Process, Custom Build
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 weeks ago
    Love the Forfront!

    Still breaking them in. But this is the best work boot I’ve ever owned! I will be a customer for life!

  • Drew G.
    Verified Buyer
    Forefront Bison - Shadow
    Reviewing
    Forefront Bison - Shadow
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 45 - 54
    Weekly hrs spent in boots 60+
    Occupation Machining
    What I love about JK Quality Craftsmanship, Customer Service, Comfort, Custom Build, Real Leather Smell
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 weeks ago
    Badass boots!

    I'm really impressed with these boots. I love how thick and soft the bison leather is and the tongue guard is a welcome touch. I switched out for kevlar laces to speed up the break-in process and put in felt/wool footbeds. I'm on my feet most of the day and so far, very comfortable. I initially ordered size 9 1/2 in brown and they were too big. Thank ***, because the black bison is freaking gorgeous. Thanks for impeccable customer service, JK!

  • James M.
    Verified Buyer
    Forefront Bison - Shadow
    Reviewing
    Forefront Bison - Shadow
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 45 - 54
    Weekly hrs spent in boots 40-50
    Occupation Other
    What I love about JK Quality Craftsmanship, Comfort, Durability, Made in USA, Customer Service
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    Best purchase I have ever made

    Just about a month in and wow. Just amazing!! My foot a knee pain is all but gone. I love them so much I ordered a second pair.

  • Blue O.
    Verified Buyer
    Forefront Bison - Shadow
    Reviewing
    Forefront Bison - Shadow
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 55 - 64
    Weekly hrs spent in boots 20-30
    Occupation Construction
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    JK Shadow Bison Blue Air Walks

    First, let me say that I followed the sizing instructions exactly and the fit is “perfect”. I ordered one full size down from my Brannock size and my exact ball diameter for the letter width. Perfect is defined (for me) as the ball to heel fit being comfortably snug with wiggle room in the toe box.

    This is the first time wearing bison leather and I didn’t know what to expect. To my surprise the bison leather is softer and more pliable than even my fabric sneakers. Absolutely zero break in. They went to work day one. I kept looking down at my bison boots during the day. First I was looking down while wearing these boots because I felt like I left the house and forgot to put my boots on. Second, with my new boots, I wasn’t feeling any pinch in my instep. “They must have untied” I kept thinking, no my boots are on tight. It’s heard to describe what wearing a pair of boots that all you feel is the soft Vibram sole and nothing else. Literally the boots felt like the soles were magically on my feet. My compliments to the hard working team at JK that make these great boots.

    Now as to the photo, let me explain. Upon arrival I tested the boots out for fit and as with anything new things can go wrong. Well the bright white rubber soles encountered some blue dye. As you can imagine getting all the blue dye off is a lot harder than putting more on. So, I went with it and applied an even coat as best as I could to make it look factory??? Please let me know if I need to take my boots…

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4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 126 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 119 Total 4 star reviews: 5 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 2
98%would recommend these products
126 reviews
  • Andrew G.
    Verified Buyer
    Forefront - Brown
    Reviewing
    Forefront - Brown
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 35 - 44
    Weekly hrs spent in boots 30-40
    Occupation Other
    What I love about JK Quality Craftsmanship, Attention to Detail, Old World Craftsmanship, Comfort, Great Value
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 weeks ago
    Craftsmanship I wouldn’t have thought possible.

    I’ve spent more time than I’d care to admit just looking at my new boots and I can’t find the tiniest imperfection - not so much as a stray thread. The boots are bound to have one but, if I can’t find it, does it really matter? Did the falling tree in the forest make any noise?

    More than that though, the comfort of these things is insane. Zero break-in time. I took them out of the box, laced them, inserted my feet, and have only removed them to sleep and shower since. I keep waiting for a hot spot or some sore to develop. Nothing. There hasn’t been a single moment of discomfort.

    If you’re reading this and on the fence about buying these boots, let me just say this. I’ve owned tons of brand name boots and, needless to say, these blow them out of the water. However a few months ago, I got on a PNW custom boot kick as well and I now own boots from three of the top makers in this category. Don’t get me wrong. They’re all very nice. But these JK Forefronts are the best all around by a noticeable margin. If I were forced to remain in possession of only one pair of boots for the rest of my life, it would be these and the decision wouldn’t be hard. I’m at a loss for how such an unbelievably high quality pair of boots was produced and delivered to me at this pricepoint. Thank you, JK!

  • James B.
    Verified Buyer
    Forefront (Safety Toe) - Redwood
    Reviewing
    Forefront (Safety Toe) - Redwood
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 45 - 54
    Weekly hrs spent in boots 40-50
    Occupation Other
    What I love about JK Quality Craftsmanship, Customer Service, Comfort, Ordering Process, Custom Build
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 weeks ago
    Love the Forfront!

    Still breaking them in. But this is the best work boot I’ve ever owned! I will be a customer for life!

  • Drew G.
    Verified Buyer
    Forefront Bison - Shadow
    Reviewing
    Forefront Bison - Shadow
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 45 - 54
    Weekly hrs spent in boots 60+
    Occupation Machining
    What I love about JK Quality Craftsmanship, Customer Service, Comfort, Custom Build, Real Leather Smell
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 weeks ago
    Badass boots!

    I'm really impressed with these boots. I love how thick and soft the bison leather is and the tongue guard is a welcome touch. I switched out for kevlar laces to speed up the break-in process and put in felt/wool footbeds. I'm on my feet most of the day and so far, very comfortable. I initially ordered size 9 1/2 in brown and they were too big. Thank ***, because the black bison is freaking gorgeous. Thanks for impeccable customer service, JK!

  • James M.
    Verified Buyer
    Forefront Bison - Shadow
    Reviewing
    Forefront Bison - Shadow
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 45 - 54
    Weekly hrs spent in boots 40-50
    Occupation Other
    What I love about JK Quality Craftsmanship, Comfort, Durability, Made in USA, Customer Service
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    Best purchase I have ever made

    Just about a month in and wow. Just amazing!! My foot a knee pain is all but gone. I love them so much I ordered a second pair.

  • Blue O.
    Verified Buyer
    Forefront Bison - Shadow
    Reviewing
    Forefront Bison - Shadow
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 55 - 64
    Weekly hrs spent in boots 20-30
    Occupation Construction
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    JK Shadow Bison Blue Air Walks

    First, let me say that I followed the sizing instructions exactly and the fit is “perfect”. I ordered one full size down from my Brannock size and my exact ball diameter for the letter width. Perfect is defined (for me) as the ball to heel fit being comfortably snug with wiggle room in the toe box.

    This is the first time wearing bison leather and I didn’t know what to expect. To my surprise the bison leather is softer and more pliable than even my fabric sneakers. Absolutely zero break in. They went to work day one. I kept looking down at my bison boots during the day. First I was looking down while wearing these boots because I felt like I left the house and forgot to put my boots on. Second, with my new boots, I wasn’t feeling any pinch in my instep. “They must have untied” I kept thinking, no my boots are on tight. It’s heard to describe what wearing a pair of boots that all you feel is the soft Vibram sole and nothing else. Literally the boots felt like the soles were magically on my feet. My compliments to the hard working team at JK that make these great boots.

    Now as to the photo, let me explain. Upon arrival I tested the boots out for fit and as with anything new things can go wrong. Well the bright white rubber soles encountered some blue dye. As you can imagine getting all the blue dye off is a lot harder than putting more on. So, I went with it and applied an even coat as best as I could to make it look factory??? Please let me know if I need to take my boots…

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