Portland’s own Danner has teamed up with their regional neighbor Beckel – a brand revered for their US-made canvas products – to introduce a small collection collection of canvas and leather iterations of Danner’s “Light Boot” silhouette. Offering three men’s versions and one for women, the boots feature premium leather with 10 oz. Beckel canvas contrast quarter panels, DriLex lining and Vibram Gumlite outsoles. Made in Portland, Oregon, the Beckel x Danner Light collection is now available online for $340 USD per pair.
As part of Nike’s ‘Silver Speed’ collection comes this Super Bowl Edition of the Lunar Terra Arktos boot. Designed for the worst winter weather, the boot features an all-over silver reworking with moderate black accents to give it some dynamism. The removable inner liner features a reverse coloring with silver serving an accent color against a black base. Look for these boots, along with the rest of he “Silver Speed” collection, at Nike very soon.
Australian brand Feit presents their new “Double Stitchdown” boot, a luxury hand made version of a classic desert boot.
The Double Stitchdown is built from start to finish by a single master craftsman. The upper is stretched over the last, flanged out and sewn by hand to the sole. This hand sewn lock stitch is made up of a top and a bottom stitch which are then inter-stitched, so as a result, the stitching will not unravel, even if a stitch is removed. Shoes with stitchdown construction can use leathers of a higher oil and fat content which leads to a very supple feel.
It is then left on the last for up to ten days where light steam is let into the room, its moisture falling on the shoes. This process allows the humidity to tighten the shoe on the last, ensuring a superior shape and fit.
We have used the finest Italian vegetable leathers, using minimal, dyes, chemicals and pigments so the hide remains as close as possible to its natural state. You can pick up a pair of these beautifully crafted boots at Feit.
Amsterdam retailer Tenue de Nimes has teamed up with American heritage brand Red Wing to create a pair of beautiful Natural Indigo Boots. Earlier in the year, Tenue de Nimes visited the Japanese factory of Rampuya & Co. to find out if it would be possible to dip-dye a pair of leather boots and achieve a desired result. Rampuya took to creating a special blend of natural and artificial indigos for Tenue de Nimes to select from, and the retailer ended up with a deep, natural tone for the boot. Featuring a moc-toe, a crepe wedged sole and contrasting laces, this made in the USA, dyed in Japan edition is limited to just 50 pairs and is available in-store as well as online at Tenue de Nimes.
Italian label Diemme originally created the Tibet boot as part of their hunting range, but the style has quickly become popular among the fashion set. Imagined in a pebbled leather ‘Bucarest’ colorways, the rugged boot features a heavily padded collar and improved bridge support. Anchoring the Tibet boot is a Montagna Block Vibram sole; often favored by policemen and firefighters for superior traction. Diemme’s Tibet is now available via New York’s Kith for $585 USD.
The Short Hunting Boot is a reworking of probably the most recognized silhouette to come out of the Yuketen workshops, perfectly demonstrating Yuki Matsuda’s expert eye for detail and love of heritage American footwear. Crafted from the finest materials available, this timeless style is based on North American huntsman footwear, updated for 2013 with a Vibram sole and full grain leather uppers.
Part of Visvim’s latest offerings for AW13 , the Yucca Moc Boot Mid, building on the classic chukka in their inimitable style with a mixture of forward thinking design and high end materials. this shoe has a lineless cowhide construction making it extremely breathable. Constructed with vegetable tanned fully grain leather uppers and smooth suede paneling, this new take on the Yucca features hand stitched moccasin toe detailing and is goodyear welted to a hard wearing sole unit.