Artist Steven Harrington, known for his desert motif works, debuts a new collection with Generic Surplus. We see the cowboy tones coming into their own again, some with with subtlelty, others more boldly. With the Harrington Shoe, Generic Surplus shows its ability to get behind quality work and style and add its own take on the trend.
This desert boot features tobacco brown beeswax leather with an EVA outside, against Harrington’s own graphics “embossed in dark earth on insole and heel.” Generic Surplus, you done good.
How do we present the Zonkey Boot line in a way that doesn’t sound like we want to have its babies? Austria’s Zonkey Boot is a young shoe line which delivered their first collection to retail in February 2011. They produce their tremendously well thought out footwear in Northern Italy. Many of the pieces in this collection feature hand-welted construction as well as seamless finishes on the upper.
Their alligator leather derby boots stands as a testament to the great things we should be expecting from this newcomer. Although it’s only available in Europe thus far, they will be expanding into other territories soon.
Black Scale’s collaboration with Amongst Friends for the 2012 Fall season are one of the better looking duck boots we’ve seen.
There will be two different finishes available for this model: a more polished one making for a more striking boot with the other having a duller finish. Get out those grabby hands and pick these up.
Y-3 has always been known for pushing the envelope when it comes to the design and wearability of their footwear, but we have to admit that their take on the traditional desert boot has definitely caught our eye. Using quality sheep Nappa leather to construct the heel, this boot offers a chic, polished look that is matched ever so elegantly with an insulated neoprene that covers the toe. With a striking blend of style and functionality, the Y-3 desert boot is available in straight black or a much bolder black and white edition.
Branching into new territory, Carhartt will be offering an extensive lineup of footwear in collaboration with Black Diamond. Providing a solid collection of styles while maintaining the brand’s signature philosophy. Featuring waterproof shoes with heel guards, OrthoLite technology and Carhartt direct welt construction. This warm, sturdy boot comes in multiple colourways with bold designs catering to every ones tastes.
Available next year at Carhartt retail accounts and online via Carhartt.com
Acne’s Desert High Boot has become a staple offering in recent season’s from the swedish heads of fashion. The minimal version of the classic Desert Boot is available this season in Blue and Green to change things up a little. Available at Norse Store.
Mathieson has unveiled their latest shoe that will hit stores in Spring/Summer 2012. The Mathieson Treks are an interesting hybrid that show off a mid top skate and hiking boot silhouette. Made from suede and ripstop fabric for a scratch resistant upper and a durable vulcanized trek sole. These rugged beauties still carry a lightweight make and easy-to-wear qualities of a skate shoe.
Ron Rider’s have release an elite pair of shoe ware for this Winter Holiday 2011. The Rider Ottawa boot is a testament to refined hiking. This footwear might look elegant but they’re more than capable to brave any hill hiking adventure. Features a finished cognac or espresso French calf and a lightweight Vibram Sole.
Available online now at Leather Soul for $795 USD.
So-Cal’s Blends has teamed up with Red Wing on this collaborative version of their 6″ Round Toe boot as part of their ‘Made in the USA’ project. Check out a preview video of the collab below!
Nike may be a relatively new player in the snowboard market, but they’ve made huge inroads utilizing their immense design & technical resources, much of which can be seen in their Holiday 2011 Collection. There are obvious design inspirations taken from classic shoes like the Dunk & Air Force 1, but the real innovation is their use of technology, having combined NASA space blanket tech with their Zoom Air cushioning systems. Plus, they’re great looking boots.