Love Thy Neighbor outdoes itself with the Strapkicks, a pair of flashy looking ankle boots from Australia. A pair of faux leather low rise boots, the boots feature straps across the top, along with stud detailing on the ankles and straps. A beautiful pair of black boots, they’re available online now.
Yohji Yamamoto’s Y-3 brand meshes sneakers with boots for the Hayworth High, part of the spring 2011 line. A classic high top sneaker design is touched up with bright orange and yellow hiking laces, along with plush padding around the ankles. Support in the ankles and soles for a comforting walk, the Hayworth is available online now.
Minnetona goes tribal with this two-button boot, a suede, fringed number perfect for getting in touch with your outdoorsy side. A soft suede boot, with big metallic buttons on the side, it’s a wonderful unstructured piece, in an attractive orange shade. Available online now.
From the workshops at Crockett & Jones, comes the Islay, a supple brown leather brogued boot. Durable full grain leather is used for the construction of these high rise boots, a fine compliment to the stacked heel. Stud and eye lacing complete the look, resulting in a boot that’s both stylish, and reliable enough for those longer walks in the country. Available online now.
Ted Baker crafts the Masou, a beautiful pair of chunky desert boots, perfect for the cooler weather. Baker uses a thick polished brown leather for the uppers, and places them on a traditional stacked heel, resulting in a sturdier piece of work that provides a comfortable, sturdy walk. Available online now.
Tommy teams with Danner for this pair of Mountain Wheat boots. Another pair of beautiful hiking boots, rendered in a soft tan colored full grain leather, the uppers feature d-ring lacing and hiking laces, with the Danner logo embossed on the ankles. Meanwhile, the soles feature a wide Vibram wedge heel. Available online now.
Sandinista produces the AK Monkey boot, a curious combination of sneaker and boot. Taking a look at the design, you can clearly see the Converse connection on the uppers, making the soft suede ride comfortably on the leg. Meanwhile, the heavy white outsole gives the shoe the definitely look and feel of a boot. Available online in two colorways now.
If you like the more complex, layered look, KG by Kurt Geiger makes these intricate hook strapped pull-on boots, seemingly just for your. A set of three wraparound straps gives these boots both character and fit. A great brown leather boot, you can find it online now.
In the world of the workboot, some names are supreme – Red Wing, Timberland, Wolverine – yet, Roberu shakes things up with their own plain toe offering. Made of a richly tanned leather, these are top grade hand made boots, featuring an Italian vibram sole and available in both a camel and russet color. Orders are open online now.
Don’t let the name of the Diesel Peon fool you; these are some top quality boots. Rendered in a rich coffee brown suede, these side strap boots feature a fine wedge heel in white rubber, an outstanding cold weather choice. Available now from ssense.