With the growth of heavy industry, thick-soled boots with reinforced toecaps were needed. The leather boots provided protection to the feet of workers and were needed in Britain’s factories and foundries. The leather boot also became the choice of footwear of the British army.
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Steel cap boots – with their metal cap exposed, or concealed beneath the leather upper, became the footwear of the British working-class male. Skinheads began to emerge as a youth movement in the early 1960s. Their working-class roots were reflected in their adoption of the “Steel Caps”. 

By the 80’s, Skinhead style became synonymous with football terrace hooliganism and violence. The decade approached its anarchic close, steel caps were favoured by Punks and their nihilism was matched by ferocious creativity. 

Grunge emerged in America and during the late 80’s and 90’s, steel cap boots and shoes returned. Favoured by Riot Grrls and then by Cyberpunks and was then picked-up by fashion-forward kids in Tokyo’s Harajuku district.   

These steel cap boots with rubber sole and distinctive 3 row puritan stitch remains the choice for the most uncompromising wearers. A new generation of customers began embracing steel cap boots and shoes for its androgynous, authentic and distinctive silhouette. 

The leather boots and shoes are available in UK Size 3-13 with a 3, 8, 10, 14, 20 and 30 pressed steel “Underground” eyelet option. Soles are available in the Single, Double or Triple style. The Steel Cap boots and shoes have the advantage of being available in Custom Made styles.

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Underground Original Steel Cap Commando Black leather combat boot for men and women
£200.00

COMMANDO – 10 EYELET STEEL CAP BOOT – BLACK LEATHER – SINGLE SOLE

Underground England Tracker steel toe cap black leather shoe for men and women
£185.00

TRACKER – 3 EYELET STEEL CAP SHOE – BLACK LEATHER – SINGLE SOLE

Underground Original Steel Cap Ranger black leather combat boot for men and women
£230.00

RANGER – 14 EYELET STEEL CAP BOOT – BLACK LEATHER – SINGLE SOLE

Underground Original Steel Cap Stormer black leather combat boot for men and women
£195.00

STORMER 8 EYELET STEEL CAP BOOT – BLACK LEATHER – SINGLE SOLE

steel cap bootsteel cap boot steel cap boot COMMANDO – 10 EYELET EXTERNAL STEEL CAP BOOT – BLACK LEATHER – SINGLE SOLE
£275.00

COMMANDO – 10 EYELET EXTERNAL STEEL CAP BOOT – BLACK LEATHER – SINGLE SOLE

Underground Original Tracker black leather steel toe cap shoe with three eyelets for men and women
£280.00

TRACKER – 3 EYELET STEEL CAP SHOE – BLACK LEATHER – TRIPLE SOLE

Underground Original Steel Cap Commando burgundy rub-off leather combat boot for men and women
£220.00

COMMANDO – 10 EYELET STEEL CAP BOOT – BURGUNDY RUB-OFF LEATHER – SINGLE SOLE

Underground Original Steel Cap Commando Black leather combat boot for men and women
£315.00

COMMANDO – 10 EYELET STEEL CAP BOOT – BLACK LEATHER – TRIPLE SOLE

Underground Original Steel Cap Gripper Black leather knee length combat boot for men and women
£305.00

GRIPPER – 20 EYELET STEEL CAP BOOT – BLACK LEATHER – SINGLE SOLE

Underground Original Steel Cap Stormer Black leather combat boot for men and women
£300.00

STORMER – 8 EYELET STEEL CAP BOOT – BLACK LEATHER – TRIPLE SOLE

Underground England Original Tracker steel toe cap black leather shoe for men and women
£250.00

TRACKER – 3 EYELET STEEL CAP SHOE – BLACK LEATHER – DOUBLE SOLE

Underground Original external Steel Cap Gripper black leather knee length combat boot for men and women
£375.00

GRIPPER – 20 EYELET EXTERNAL STEEL CAP BOOT – BLACK LEATHER – SINGLE SOLE

Underground Original Steel Cap Commando navy rub-off leather combat boot for men and women
£220.00

COMMANDO – 10 EYELET STEEL CAP BOOT – NAVY RUB-OFF LEATHER – SINGLE SOLE

Underground Original Steel Cap Stormer Black leather combat boot for men and women
£280.00

STORMER – 8 EYELET STEEL CAP BOOT – BLACK LEATHER – DOUBLE SOLE

Underground England Tracker black leather external steel toe cap leather shoe for men and women
£245.00

TRACKER 3 EYELET EXTERNAL STEEL CAP SHOE – BLACK LEATHER – SINGLE SOLE

Sale! Underground Original Tracker steel toe cap shoe in black leather with buckle detail for men and women
£190.00£375.00

TRACKER – STEEL CAP SHOE WITH NICKEL PLATE – BLACK LEATHER – TRIPLE SOLE

Underground Original Steel Cap Para Black leather knee length combat boot for men and
£395.00

PARA – 30 EYELET STEEL CAP BOOT – BLACK LEATHER – SINGLE SOLE

Sale! Underground Original Steel Cap tracker Black leather shoe with white sole for men and women
£150.00£270.00

TRACKER – 3 EYELET STEEL CAP SHOE – BLACK LEATHER – WHITE DOUBLE SOLE

Underground Original Steel Cap Gripper cherry leather knee length combat boot for men and women
£325.00

GRIPPER – 20 EYELET STEEL CAP BOOT – CHERRY LEATHER – SINGLE SOLE

Sale! Underground Original Steel Cap Ranger Black leather two buckle combat boot for men and women
£195.00£260.00

RANGER – 14 EYELET, 2 BUCKLE STRAP STEEL CAP BOOT – BLACK LEATHER – SINGLE SOLE

Underground Original Steel Cap Para Cherry leather knee length combat boot for men and
£425.00

PARA – 30 EYELET STEEL CAP BOOT – CHERRY LEATHER – SINGLE SOLE