Leather and suede combine to create the Mojave Desert boot, a tough little number from J Shoes. A classic chukka with a suede trim running up the heel of the boot, and a natural crepe sole, the Mojave features doubled laces and a cushioned insole for support and comfort. You can find the Mojave online now.
From Maison Martin Margiela come these sharp textured black leather ankle boots. Designed with a rounded pointed toe, raised piping at vamp level and exposed side zip closure, they’ll add some punch to your overall look. Made in Italy, you can grab these online now at a discounted price.
We could run out of breath mentioning all the cool things about this boot from pskaufman, but we will try our best. Details include a genuine Goodyear welted sole made from recycled tires (no two pairs are alike), and a toe cap made from recycled inner tubes. Combine that with a genuine leather upper, a contrasting leather lining, and copper toned paint detailing and you’ve got a pretty badass boot.
Aussie outfit Ksubi will get their fans ready for Fall/Winter 2011 with the ‘Garcia 2′ Boot. A twist on the ankle boot, it features a three strap buckle in an industrial style that gives it a more substantial, masculine style.
Oliberté delivers a stylish shoe from an unexpected locale, Africa. Entirely sourced and produced there this shoe features a beautifully toned chocolate leather with contrasting leather laces. Definitely an interesting brand to keep an eye on.
American shoemaker Eastland delivers a boot that brings a history of fine craftsmanship to fruition. Constructed from Horween leather, this made in Maine classic also features a Vibram sole. The perfect combination of fashion and function.
The new ‘Jimmy’ boot from Native Shoes has to be seen – or more to the point, felt – to be believed, since despite being formidable enough to the most unpleasant weather, it’s ultra light. The boot features a canvas upper attached to a traditional rubber sole that extends to offer superior protection from moisture. A Compass exclusive to The Shoe Buff, we can’t wait till this boot drops as part of the Fall/Winter 2011 collection.
Creative Recreation doesn’t just do sneakers – they do boots too, such as these Satoro and Dio Mid models. Water resistant black models for the wet and cold season, these boots are nothing more than the smart, stylish man’s way of surviving what mother nature has to throw at him.
Sebago works with Vane to produce the Field, this rugged Exo-boot, that’s all about co-operation. How is it all about co-operation? See how the leather uppers combines well with the canvas, which provides a sense of versatility when you fold the mouth of the boot open. A wonderful handsewn pair of boots, available online now.
If you want to add a bit of substance and toughness to your look, pick up these Panner work boots from Superdry. A great looking pair of chunky leather boots, the mouth features a sloppy fold back design, giving the boots a distressed, worn out appearance. Available online now.