ROLLING DUB TRIO's BN series "GRIFFIN". This is a new series that is the counterpart of the ROOTS series. It is a masterpiece overflowing with craftsmanship, made in Japan and handmade, representing our own factory, THE BOOTS FACTORY. The US Navy last was improved to produce a narrow and classical wooden pattern. Waist is narrowed and the tread is rounded. Direct Goodyear manufacturing method was used. Ribs required for the Goodyear method are not used. Direct Goodyear manufacturing method, which does not use the ribbing required for GOOD YEAR manufacturing method, allows for flexibility and a comfortable fit. Result is a flexible and comfortable footwear. Elimination of ribs and cork allows the shoes to be lighter and more flexible. Leather used is HORSEBUTT LEATHER #1010. This is a special gem, made in Japan from Italian horse butt. It is stronger than cordovan, and has a firmness, thickness, and luster when polished.