If you like your boots to be heavy duty and built like a tank then you probably will want to look no further than this collaboration between Whites Boots and Old North. With bootmaking experience that spans over 100 years, this is one pair that we can guarantee to be a very wise investment.
Called the Devil’s Courthouse, the boots are inspired by the logging and forestry history of North Carolina. The boot is built on a smoke jumper last and is 8″ in height and features a black roughout and black CXL upper on top of a Vibram Christy sole.
Haven’s in-house label Cypress is adding one more piece to the mix before the new year gets started, a special edition boot with their fellow Canadians over at Viberg. For this collaboration they chose Viberg’s signature Scout boot and it’s not just some mere color update.
Focusing on the line’s core tenets of aesthetics and functionality, the boot is made from a rubberized, water-resistant leather and sits on the Vibram Vi-Lite Gloxy Cut soles that has a flexible design that moves much more naturally with every step . The blacked-out boots are available now for $ 704 (and are selling quickly) on Haven.com.
The holiday rush hasn’t phased wings+horns’ plans for their Ten Year Project collection. The brand keeps it going with their latest release: a special edition of Viberg’s Service Boot. With 80 years of experience in building boots, it only made sense for the brand to call upon the local and now international favorite.
The custom Service Boot ($ 667) is made from a mix of premium materials including black Horween Chromexcel leather, pebbled moose hide, and a greased leather sole, all of which is built on a 2030 last. The limited edition Service Boot is available today on wingsandhorns.com.
Looks like boot season is in full effect and if Haven and Tricker’s boots didn’t do it for you, maybe this pair of suede Shooting Boots from Kenneth Field will be right up your alley. The crepe sole and tan suede give it a bit of an elegant, desert boot aesthetic while the taller cut gives it a more rugged look.
The upper features a “milshake” suede leather that’s dressed up with antiqued brass eyelets and speed hooks. It also has a padded ankle and natural leather heel and all of this sits atop a Norwegian-welted crepe sole. Available at Unionmade for $ 655.
Supreme unveiled their latest collaboration with Timberland this morning. This time around Supreme chose Timberland’s Field Boots as their canvas. They outfitted the boots in a variety of colors, waterproof Horween leather, a canvas upper and a suede collar. The entire collection will be available online and in-store at Supreme NY, LA, and London this Thursday, December 18th. (more…)
Yuketen designer and founder Yuki Matsuda has designed quite a few shoes since the brand’s inception in 1985. And though it’s been almost 30 years, Yuketen still churns out some of the best looking and expertly crafted footwear out there. Case in point: The Eric boot.
The boot is a fairly straightforward design, but done so elegantly with a scotch grain upper which is fully lined with soft-tanned cow leather. You also get a substantial cork and vegetable-tanned leather outsole, all-around Goodyear welt construction, and each pair is hand-stitched and benchmade, just like it should be.
The Japanese tend to create perfect things and this is definitely one of them. The only thing missing is the Ralph Lauren-style ranch that goes with it. Needles’ luxurious take on the heritage Western work boot is simply one we can’t get enough of.
The soft dyed deerhide is both rugged and elegant with its minimal detailing and that deeply tanned upper that is only going to get more beautiful with wear. It’s also got reinforced pull tabs on each side so you can slip in easily and the shoes sit on a natural storm welt and a lightweight wedge crepe sole.