Barrow and Waverly designs two beautiful shoes exclusively for Leffot this summer, a derby and a desert boot in two light colorways for the warmer months. Handmade in Northamptonshire, both shoes feature welted Brick Dainite soles, while the Barrow desert boot and Waverly derby keep it clean and simple with minimal embellishments and solid coloring. The Barrow is available in Milkshake, and the Waverly is available in Milkshake and White, and both can be found at the Leffot store, 10 Christopher Street, New York, NY.
n.d.c. Made by Hand produces the Hans XI Fabula, a pair of nice tan leather boots. Featuring very light brown leather uppers, and linen lining for comfort, these high top boots are a handsome choice that offer plenty of support for any summer hikers. Available online now.
Say hello to the Vans OTW Pritchard-Incense. The ever expanding California shoe company has just released the OTW collection. The line is intended to capture the spirit of sport, art, music and authentic street culture through the design of these fresh new kicks.
The Pritchard-Incense has all the quality for which Vans is known but with the versatility of a dressy casual shoe. Although clearly inspired by the suede oxford craze, The Vans Pritchard-Insence has a mild plimsol look combined with the solid stability of a classic skate shoe. These aren’t your little brother’s Vans. Available online now.
Possibly the most iconic tennis shoe of all time, the Adidas Stan Smith has gotten a new face lift for summer. Called the Outdoor, it is Adidas’s attempt to capture the look of a hiking boot in the design of the beloved Stan Smith. We’ve seen numerous takes and colourways on this famous shoe, but we have yet to see a hiking version.
Complete with boot style laces, hook and eye lacing system, nubuck uppers and off white weathered sole, these look equally fresh as they do traveled. Available in two colours. Get them on pre-order here.
American designer Mark McNairy has collaborated with ACL & Co. to design a pair of smooth brown leather brogue boots. The footwear has a beautifully patterned perforated toe cap and upper and gold laces for a bit of sophistication. Definitely keep a lookout for this one.
UK homies Grenson and Rag & Bone have collaborated to create this solid hob nail boot for the upcoming apocalypse – I mean – fall / winter months. These rugged leather work boots use a classic shape and nix all frilly detailing, but instead incorporate the outdated hob nail to the bottom of the shoe. Consequently, hob nails aren’t a regular request at Grenson’s Northampton factory, and they had to source them themselves, putting them on by hand. They will be available at select retailers closer to the autumn season.
If you’re not tired of rocking boots yet, Nonnative has the Hiker, a pair of nice lighter lace-ups for the spring / summer 2011 season. Made using baby calf leather on a vibram outsole, this nice round toe boot is a wonderful bit of transitional wear. Available online now.
We’re loving these new boots from Martine Rose for CAT Footwear’s Autumn 2011 collection. A great take on the ubiquitous workwear tend, these boots deftly combine leather, canvas, and wool in a way that’s as masculine as it is elegant.
Ransom and Adidas Originals have collaborated on several projects in the past few seasons. With these Summit 2.0 hiking boots, we are actually getting a taste of the fall/winter collection by Ransom and Adidas. Nevertheless, with many of us hitting the great outdoors this summer, there will be plenty of need for a sturdy and always stylish pair of hikers.
The Summit 2.0 is a bit of a casual take on the traditional hiking boot, but with all the ruggedness and quality expected from such a boot. The uppers are mixed suede and re-enforced leather. The laces tighten with a loop bail system and the sole is a thick lugged tread. These have all the functionality of a good trail boot but with the style sense of Adidas Originals. Now, you’ll have to wait a couple of months as these will be available in October of 2011. Until then, enjoy the pics.
Just in time for summer and all of the footwear issues that come with warmer weather, Buttero introduces it’s new woven cut out mid chukka boot. Sand in your shoes, sweaty feet, and flip-flop tan lines are no longer a problem, as the shoe features gorgeous (and practical!) woven cut out details at the sides. Crafted from supple, dark brown vegetable tanned leather, the shoe features double wraparound leather lacing and hand stitching at heel tab. Available now through the Por Vocacao online store.