Tommy Hilfiger crafts the Freedom boot, a boot as classically American in style as apple pie and baseball. A fine desert boot from the 25th Anniversary Icon collection, these camel colored boots feature suede uppers, and small bartack stitching details to finish the look off. Available online now.
H by Hudson drops the Buckley boot, a stylish black leather boot. A strap boot with an ashy black leather upper, the straps wrap around for a unique criss-cross effect, with studs finishing off the look. The insole is lined in a soft suede, and the sole features rubber striking for traction. Available at Urban Outfitters now.
Blackbird has teamed with Quoddy to produce the special ‘Black Coffee in Bed’ Quoddy boots. Not just any pair of boots however, these Quoddys are hand made in Maine of black nubuck leather, then covered in a dry tarry wax, and shipped with two pairs of rawhide laces. The result is a rich, dark boot, that’s not fit to be shipped alone.
With that in mind, the boots are only being shipped as part of the Black Coffee in Bed pack, which includes one pound of Blackbird brand whole bean coffee, a porcelain Blackbird branded coffee tumbler, a Blackbird branded notebook, and wood storage basket to keep it all in. Available online from where else, Blackbird, now.
Wolverine keeps you warm and on firm footing during the cold and icy season with this pair of Branson hiking boots, made with Gore-Tex construction. Leather boots with d-ring construction and Gore-Tex cushioning for support and warmth. Available online now.
French brand Givenchy adds a bit of an edge to your look with the Capsule Punky boots, a pair of basic black boots. A pair of ultra tough Croatian made boots, rising to the ankle, Givenchy gives them a stylish moc toe, in addition to the d-ring lacing system. The shoes are finished in two-tone leather, and feature a rubber sole for traction in harsh conditions. Available online now.
A rugged leather boot that’s a good mix between price and durability is difficult to find, so the emergence of the Lo Stivale Plain Rider Boots is something we’ll cheer for. Made with a fine hard nap for an ultra tough construction, the boot is available now from Leffot.
Danner releases this ‘True Craftsman’ video to showcase its Quarry boot, and all the blood, sweat, tears, and love that goes into the construction of a true craftsman’s work. Each video will explore another craftsman who shares Danner’s passion for quality construction and a hard day’s work. The Quarry boot is Danner’s own contribution, with each boot triple stitched by hand, with the durability befitting a true craftsman. The Quarry is available online now.
Nike Sportswear releases the SFB chukka, a chukka variant of its Special Forces Boot. We just can’t decide what to call this; it’s got a bit of chukka styling, a bit of winter boot toughness, and Nike’s sneaker sensibilities. A truly unique shoe made with suede uppers with nylon paneling, this extremely limited edition boot is available online now.
We’re big fans of the duck boot design, and this variant by Sporto is perfect for those suffering through a wet winter. The boot features a reliable waterproof rubber design, with a non slip sole, and steel shank for toughness. Those worried about warmth don’t need to double up on socks either, as the interior is lined in flannel, making this a great winter boot. Available online now.
Let’s get a closer look at this men’s footwear collection from Giorgio Brato for the spring / summer 2011 season. The offering is a cross section of men’s shoes, with lace-ups, sneakers, and ankle boots all offered. Though the selection might look divisive, the unique distressed finish on all of them ties them together.