One of the most revered Visvim designs of recent seasons, the Virgil boot is the Japanese brand’s unique, and innovative take on the classic work boot. Expertly crafted from vegetable-tanned cowhide leather, the Virgil features hand-stitched uppers that sit atop a Vibram sole unit. This classically styled boot also features a number of advanced technologies such as memory footbed and TPU heel stabiliser which belie the clean, subtle lines. Available at End Clothing.
Converse partnered up with Stussy for Spring 2012 to present an update to the Converse Elm shoe.
The limited edition release, features the Elm shoe in colorways of black, green moss and tan. Made up of a patina tarnished premium leather upper; details include D-ring eyelets and cord laces bring in a bit of a trekking boot vibe to the shoe. Rugged and durable is what the Stussy and Converse collaboration delivers to the Elm silhouette which will be available in mid-March.
Jack Spade and Rancourt Murphy deliver the new Murphy boots. This edition features a full grain leather upper with antique brass hardware and sports the Vibram soles. Clean and minimal, the collaboration between Jack Spade and Rancourt Murphy Boots, that offer the features one needs in an overall stylish footwear.
Unique is the word to describe the Fall/Winter 2012 collection from Volta footwear.
Offered in a boot and two mid-highs, the shoes sport a combination of leather and knit jacquard uppers. The rippled sole is a great feature as these shoes, with its loud design should help (if one chooses to do so) to trek through the snowy Winter months.
Very unique and different, look out for the Fall/Winter 2012 collection from Volta to be released later in the year.
From Van’s highly limited Vault collection comes the latest part of their on-going collaboration with graphic artist and designer Taka Hayashi. Inspired by the classic monkey boot, the Sierra Trek is expertly crafted from premium leather, with a stitched arch detailing and a punched brogue heel panel.
Ovaida & Sons, the family run, New York based shoe company, presents their new hiking boot release. Made in Italy and featuring a Vibram Commando sole, these boots are available in two colorways: brown leather with red flannel ankle padding and a chocolate suede with navy flannel padding.
Those interested can pre-order after the relaunch of the Ovaida & Sons website.
On March 1st, 2012, heritage boot brand Palladium launched its first collection under the new Palladium Sport label. The new collection features Palladium’s signature canvas in bright athletic colors – red, kelly green and indigo, with the classic Palladium rubber outsole in white.
In conjunction with the launch of Palladium Sport, they’ve released a film series which highlights the new collection through an ‘urban exploring’ lens. The three-part series, entitled “Streets in Focus”, showcases three young photographers as they offer firsthand insight on their craft and the hidden terrain that inspires them within their home cities. Take a look below at the first two parts below:
In 2005, Red Wing Shoes celebrated their centennial anniversary by crafting a size 638 ½ D (US) boot which resides in their flagship Red Wing Shoe Store in Red Wing, Minnesota. Aside from being blown-up in scale, the World’s Largest Boot was built using the very same design and materials used to build a Red Wing 877. The boot serves as a testament to the craftsmanship and unmistakable quality of Red Wing footwear.
The Danner Light Heathman Boot is a classically styled boot, named after the historical Heathman hotels of the 1920’s. Created with Leather uppers and contrasting side panels, the boot features a Breathable Drilex mesh lining that detracts moisture and a lightweight Vibram outsole that allows for flexibility, support and durability.
Very practical and extremely durable, the Danner Light Heathman Boot is now available at the Danner online store.
Danner Stumptown’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection made a notable impression at the recent Jacket Required trade show. The collection has effectively revamped many of the boot silhouettes such as the Danner Light, Mountain Trail, and Mountain Light using a selection of leathers, suedes and cordura textiles.
Each pair is fitted with customary metal hardware and contrasting chromatic laces that gives a heritage-inspired air that completes the look. A brand rich in history, each model features the same quality of construction and attention to detail that has carried it since day one.