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Introducing the M1, the finest field boot in the world.

The M1 Field Boot is hand-crafted using the highest quality materials and construction; it is as rugged as it is exquisite. The unrivaled level of detail, quality, and durability is due to an uncompromising commitment to design and sustainability.


M1 Field Test: Central Coast

Brick Barn Wine Estate - Buellton, California

As a winemaker, Rob DaFoe brought in the winery’s inaugural harvest as a rugged, real-world test.

“zero break-in… up to speed and right to work”

-Rob DaFoe, Winemaker


Labor of Love

Milden has updated the classic work boot's design by removing all quarter seams to create a robust and water-resistant bond between the upper and the outsole.


Function Defines Form

With subtle design details for improved fit and use, the top line of the M1 is sloped to reduce ankle abrasion and catch.

The boot's eye-row is reinforced with our unique teardrop stitch that helps the eye-row hold its shape over years of lacing.

The full-gusseted leather tongue, embossed with the boot size, manufacturer part number, and production date.

M1 Field Boot in Bordeaux

The M1 is a modern interpretation of the most prolific silhouette of the 20th century — a classic work boot.

“During harvest, I am in my boots 18 hours a day out in the wet dirt. The M1 is a solid boot that immediately fit and was comfortable all day long.”

Built to Last a Lifetime

The M1’s pull tabs are made of two strips of leather. They are double-reinforced and stitched together at the top of the loop and the base of the pull tab. The backstay is reinforced with our signature “M” security stitch at the bottom of the loop.

A set of leather laces cut from the same supple leather as the upper is included with every pair. We also have a secondary premium waxed cotton lace with metal aglet tips.

M1 Field Boot in Amber

M1 is tailored and refined with a pragmatic and rustic style.

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Rob Dafoe has been a friend of the Milden Family for over twenty years.  Learn more about how Rob crossed our path and his amazing career as a creative rebel. 

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Watch Your Step

Milden uses environmentally low-impact raw materials such as vegetable-tanned leather and traditional Goodyear Welt construction for the highest quality sustainable footwear with the lowest carbon footprint.

The natural leather tanning process uses tannins found in plant-derived sources instead of the toxic heavy metals that are traditionally used.


Goodyear construction is a highly skilled craft that involves stitching the upper of the boot to a midsole, then stitching to the outsole.

The M1 can be disassembled, repaired, and re-soled. Resoling gives the boot an exceptionally extended product lifecycle.

Up-Cycle sole

The M1 Outsole is an Italian-made Vibram® Eco-step sole in the Montagna lugged configuration. The up-cycle sole is manufactured with a minimum of 30% high-quality rubber waste, giving the sole a unique speckled look.

We manufacture the finest Goodyear welted field boots in the world. For adventurous individuals who desire the utmost quality in a rugged pragmatic style.