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The Kestrel; black leather riding-style boots with a textured back panel.
Made from luxurious black leather, with a soft asymmetric topline.
The black boot has a stylish round toe - both comfortable and practical.
This black boot features a textured back panel and a shorter knee high cut.


Black leather riding-style boots.


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These leather riding-style boots, available in smooth black leather with a textured back panel, are our 'go-to' option for everyday wear. The asymmetric topline cleverly softens and flatters and complements the silhouette. Kestrel is cut lower on the leg so is perfectly suited to shorter legs. All our boots are available in a choice of calf sizes, from narrow to wide.

Shorter knee high - slightly shorter than standard height

Based on a size 38 the boot back height: approximately 36.5cm (excluding boot heel)

Model wears shoe size EU40, calf size 34cm. Model height: 5'9.5"/176.5cm

Standard-cut ankle

Round toe - generally good for all foot shapes

Half shoe sizes go up

Good for shorter legs - a perfect alternative to one of our other classic styles, Huntsman

Lining Material: Leather

Heel Height: 3.5 cm (1. 1/2 in)

Zip Length: Full-length

Cushioned Insole: Yes

Leather care - to keep your leather boots or ankle boots looking their best, polish them regularly. Not only will this keep them looking new but it will also protect them against water and scuffing.

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Emma B.
United Kingdom

Beautiful Boots

These boots are of the highest quality and very comfortable. I have looked for so long for boots that fit snugly to my calves (I had my last pair so long I could not remember where I bought them from) so to find a company that supplies "made to measure" was wonderful! Shame I couldn't get my size and fit in the same boots in blue!

Courtney H.
United States


I. LOVE. DUO. I have been ordering tall boots from Duo for probably over a decade now. They are a quality product and the service cannot be beaten, as evidenced by my latest order where I accidentally ordered my calf size too big. The boots were incredibly easy to return, and the new pairs got here expeditiously as well, all through DHL. Highly recommend.


What a shame!

Extremely disappointed with this boot (can not return due to already wanting to test wear them out). I own the brown colour version as well which is a million times better (extremely good quality leather and structure). This black version is a very cheap thin black leather, to the point it just flops down when left standing on its own - the brown does not do this) and I dislike the grey reptile pattern on the back of the boot however this is not apparent on the photos. This can look untidy/scruffy when a bit of mud gets stuck between the texture. Quite annoyed because I would assume that at least two colour versions of this boot should at least come from the same leather! This one just looks cheap and certainly should not be priced so expensive. I was hoping for a black almost shiny thick leather like the brown ones but in black, these boots however have no slight sheen to them like it appears on their photos.

Katrina B.

Excellent Boots

When I first got my boots, this being my third pair I went through a range of emotions: nervous, excited then scared. This is a pricey boot, they're well made and worth their price, but pricey nonetheless. I first put them on and my heart sank. They did not fit around my calf. I was gutted, and I sent an email looking for clarification. I was assured that after a while the leather would stretch and all would be well. So I wore them around and eventually the leather did stretch. I could wear it with my tights, jeans even tuck in my work pants should it be required (tapered legs nothing too bulky). They are beautiful boots. They wear well and look classic with just about anything. My only issue was that the bottom was far too slippery but a simple trip to the cobbler fixed that. Side note - as this is my 3rd pair, I've had this issue with all the boots and the cobblers have been able to fix that. They've made mention at how well crafted the boots are, so to me that's an indication on the quality. If you aren't sure, I do suggest talking with the CS group. I ordered my size based on their recommendations and other than the first issue with it not fitting (but them correctly assuring me that the leather would stretch) they are a perfect fit for me. Love these boots and wear them just about everyday on my commute and at work.

Lori S.
United States


So happy to have found high quality, fashionable boots that fit perfectly! The leather is supple and the boot is comfortable (walking and standing). The calf confirms to my slender leg and looks amazing - just what I have been looking for over 2+ years