Ever wondered how it’d be like to walk in somebody else’s shoes? Well, stop right there: shod in Amberjack, the only shoes you’ll want to walk in, will be your own. Allow us to introduce you to Amberjack, one of our favorite premium shoe brands when it comes to style, comfort, and value. And really, what else does one seek from a shoe?

Focused on putting a new, exciting spin on the (formerly) dreary dress shoe, Amberjack made it their sole mission to bring smart shoes hurtling into the 21st Century. And it turns out? They’re the best guys for the job!

Cutting out the archaic manufacturing processes that were just as dull as the shoes produced, Amberjack cut to the chase and partnered directly with one of the best tanneries in the world, focusing on sustainability across the board.

The outcome? Oh, only the supplest leather shoes we’ve ever had the pleasure to wear, from The Original to the sharp take on the classic Chelsea boot. Premium full-grain leather combined with a soft sole (a feature on every Amberjack shoe), leads to comfort to rival even your house slippers—and we’re not exaggerating.

The brand’s shoes are packed with smart tech too. On the inside, you’ll find a special kind of foam that activates with the natural heat of your body to form to your foot. Think memory foam but more durable, so you’ll enjoy superb arch support for longer. On the outside, Amberjack uses a proprietary outsole made from high-performance athletic technology in the front, for flexibility, and strong hiking boot material in the back, for support.

The result is a pair of shoes you can easily wear all day long without ever tiring your feet.

With each style timeless, smart, and yet unequivocally modern, it’s no wonder we’re willing to shout Amberjack’s praises from the rooftops. And that’s not all: perhaps surprisingly, these suave shoes may break hearts, but they certainly won’t break the bank.

Amberjack shoes review: The Original

Materials & craftsmanship

When it comes to leather, cheap quality can be spotted a mile off. Amberjack, however, employs the expertise of one of the world’s premier tanneries, using only the supplest leather hides to craft their shoes. Side by side with a lesser dress shoe, the difference is palpable.

Aesthetic & design

Quality aside, the versatility of Amberjack’s shoes is second-to-none. They’ll take you from executive meeting to Gatsby-style glitterati-party with finesse, making The Original a true fashion fireball when it comes to day-to-night looks.


True to form, Amberjack’s array of shades is both classic and timeless. If you’re adamant about avoiding ostentation, opt for the classic Chestnut shoe for a dapper aesthetic. Err on the quirkier side of life? Stand out while remaining firmly dashing with the Cobalt or Sand suede shoes. Of course, there’s a shiny Onyx shoe and the sportier Slate Grey shoes to seal the deal, too.

Comfort, fit & sizing

When it comes to comfort, Amberjack takes the gold, and then some. The leather instantly feels supple-as-anything, enveloping your feet in a sense of snug-fitting security which inspires a real bounce in your step. Yes, whether you’re on your feet all day or simply sauntering from bar-to-table, you’ll do so in optimal comfort.

However, be sure to pick up a half-size smaller than your usual fit, as recommended by Amberjack themselves. You can stay to your true size if your feet are on the wider side though.

Amberjack Chelsea boots front

Materials & craftsmanship

Crafted by committed Portuguese craftsmen, you can truly see the passion intrinsic in The Chelsea. With no detail left by the wayside, everything from the water-repellent suede to the feather-soft buckskin lining joins forces to elevate this dress shoe to luxe new heights.

Aesthetic & design

Unmistakably a Chelsea boot but with a clear contemporary aura, Amberjack succeeds in bringing a timeless classic into the modern era, with flying colors. The wave-like midsoles pair with the subtly-tapered shape to add a fresh feel, as easily paired with chinos and jeans as with smart work trousers.


We adore the trio of shades available in The Chelsea, ensuring there’s a color for every taste. Discover the hipster Honey & Cream (pair with a plaid shirt and a nose ring for true maverick vibes), the Midnight Black for an all-occasion choice, and the stand-out Dune sure to gain you all the gushing compliments. It’s never been truer that good things come in threes (though we’re on the edge of our seats for the next color drop).

Amberjack Chelsea boots sole

Comfort, fit & sizing

As with The Original, you’ll want to size down half a size from your usual to ensure a snug fit. However, if you’re feet are on the broader side, it’s best to stick with your true size.

Care & maintenance

Since they’re already waterproofed, there’s no need to add extra treatment to your Chelseas. However, we advise popping in a tree horn to keep that sharp shape, and keep them out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources like radiators and wood burners lest they dry out.

The Final Word

Amberjack shoes are worth it. With every detail meticulously crafted, from the 100% full-grain American steer leather to the comfort technology designed in alliance with the developers of Adidas Boost, we can firmly attest that Amberjack shoes are worth every penny.