Finding common ground in delivering traditional Americana clothing to its respective consumers, Brooks Brothers and Red Wing team up to release the 4553 Tartan Panel Boot. Reworking a mainstay from the shoemaker’s long list of products, this iteration features a moc-toe construction, a hard-wearing panel of Halley Stevensons tartan plaid oilcloth, and contrasting white stitching. The collaborative boot will be available shortly at select stockists
From visvim come the Platte Boots Hi-Folk. Crafted using African antelope hide, the heat-pressed, waxed upper appears to float atop its Vibram ripple sole. visim’s famout attention to detail is evident throughout, from the Belgian leather heel stabilizer, bamboo shank, and even down to the breathable, internal linerless construction. Retailing at a price of ¥59,000 JPY (approximately $755 USD), the PLATTE BOOTS HI-FOLK can be found now at select visvim stockists.
Timberland asked the Madbury Club to create some content around the GT Scramble. The result is a more moving, dynamic portrait that reflects some of the capabilities of the boot, but mostly it’s an incredibly well positioned excuse to look at a great piece of footwear in a way that’s more interesting than the standard issue white backdrop.
visvim have just released a new colorway of its Virgil Boot from the brands 2012 fall/winter lineup. A F.I.L. exclusive, the Virgil Boot Crepe-Folk sports a distressed rich brown leather upper with gold eyelet and grommet detailing. Built atop a thick crepe sole, the shoe offers both comfort and protection for the impending winter months. Priced at ¥72,000 JPY (approximately $1,015 USD), the boots can be found at visvim’s web store and F.I.L. retail locations.
Shearling lined boots can be tough, giving yourself over to soft n’ snuggly footwear feels a little like stepping out with your foot inside a teddy bear. Man-Uggs have done nothing to improve the reputation of the furry shoe but Margiela might have gone a small way to helping out. It’s got to be cold, really cold for these not to feel like sweat caves, but if you are fending off harsh weather these boots will make all the difference. Tan grain leather against smooth beige, these have a look of a mutant saddle shoe, you can even zip them up if lacing proves to be too strenuous.
For Fall/Winter 2012, Clarks Originals returns to its military origins – who knew? – with the release of a camouflage collection. Consisting of the Desert Boot and Desert Trek Chukka silhouettes, the two army-based models are offered in both navy and green camouflage suede colorways. The Desert Boot keeps the signature crepe sole for comfort, while contrast stitching adds a much-needed contrast to the subtle blue camouflage uppers. Meanwhile, the Desert Trek Chukka features a classic low-cut upper. Both options are available now at Kith NYC stores and online at KithNYC’s Online Shop.
For their latest Lanvin offering, designers Lucas Ossenndrijver and Alber Elbaz present a line where classics are re-imagined and redesigned with modern materials and details. Suits in colorful wool and tuxedos with wide-legged pants are marked highlights in the collection, alongside biker-inspired pieces like visor-helmets, boots and leather jackets. This pair of black calfskin boots feature contrast soles reinforced with leather and black rubber spikes, waxed cotton tubular laces and metallic side zippers for easy wear, as well as Richelieu-styled micro perforations for detail. They are now available at colette for €760 EUR.
Fresh on the market from adidas’ more fashion-forward line known as ‘SLVR’ is the Fall/Winter 2012 collection. Featuring new colorways of the lightweight S-M-L Concept runner, the line also boasts modern interpretations of the classic brogue and desert boot alongside the Outdoor Run Hi, Cupsole Work Boot and low and high-top versions of both the Vulc and Cupsole silhouettes. The adidas SLVR footwear collection is now available online and at select retailers.
in an interesting collaboration, Tretorn has teamed up with the Newport Folk Festival – happening July 28-29 in Newport, RI – on a set of limited edition sandals and boots. The flip-flops are available now for purchase online while the galosh boot will be available as a NFF on-site exclusive.
Footwear icon, Clarks releases another collaborative collaborative “Originals” effort with Rocky Mountain Featherbed. The result is a reinterpretation of the 1964 Wallabee silhouette inspired by the rugged outdoors aesthetic that RMF champions. With its classic moccasin toe and crepe rubber wedge sole, the upper boasts a tonal combination of premium suede and smooth leather. Available now at End Clothing for $135 USD