We’re big fans of the duck boot design, and this variant by Sporto is perfect for those suffering through a wet winter. The boot features a reliable waterproof rubber design, with a non slip sole, and steel shank for toughness. Those worried about warmth don’t need to double up on socks either, as the interior is lined in flannel, making this a great winter boot. Available online now.
Let’s get a closer look at this men’s footwear collection from Giorgio Brato for the spring / summer 2011 season. The offering is a cross section of men’s shoes, with lace-ups, sneakers, and ankle boots all offered. Though the selection might look divisive, the unique distressed finish on all of them ties them together.
H by Hudson releases the Alaska, a beautiful pair of washed suede boots. A slouchy sort of design gives these boots an impressive casual look, while the black suede is a rich soft, warm look, perfect for cooler months. Available online now.
Airwalk has made a strong return in recent years, and the Everest boot is a great highlight of that comeback. A simple chukka in a variety of bright colorways, the suede construction goes well with the bright, cheery colors. Available in mid-December 2010 through Tokishirazu.
Finding a minimal boot for the winter can be difficult, but Maison Martin Margiela takes all the effort out with this zippered ankle boot. A simple black ankle boot, with all leather construction, and wooden stacked heel, it’s a great bit of boot design. Available online now.
Yuketen produces the Native Chukka, a beautiful brown shoe. Taking the whole Americana thing to its natural extension, Yuketen takes cues from traditional mocs, with a moc toe, rawhide tassel laces, and crepe sole. A wonderful hand-stitched shoe, you can find it online now.
In terms of retro styling and rugged durability and function, there’s nothing quite as amazing as Paraboot’s Michael Boot. First made in 1945, this apron toe shoe features soft brown leather uppers on top of a gum sole. Hand made in France, you can find your own pair online.
An intriguing combination, the Old Curiosity Shop & Tricker’s have teamed up for this pair of lace up leather boots. Polished black leather with an exaggerated apron seam and cotton laces, they’re a great stylish boot for any young man this season. Available online now.
Adidas isn’t just about the kicks, as these hiking boots from adidas Originals shows. Taking the hiking boot design, and putting it through the adidas paces, the end result is a suede and mesh boot with the three stripes styling along the white vibram outsole. D-ring laces and winter padding around the mouth and tongue finish the design off. A great boot, available online in wine and black colorways now.
With ice on the ground and frost on your chin, it’s worth keeping a pair of these L.L. Bean Stabilicers Lite in your car trunk just in case. A slip on addition to any boot or shoe, the Stabilicers provide traction with metal studs that give you the purchase you need in the ice. Available online now, in four different colors.