There’s precious little that we at The Shoe Buff enjoy quite as much as marching through crisp snow in a fine hiking boot, like this Baffin Pro from LOWA. This model is handmade in Germany and features nubuck leather uppers, a Vibram outsole, and LOWA’s unique tongue stud system to relieve pressure on the foot. A triumph of design and shoemaking, you can buy yours online now.
John Bakery gives mods a way to survive the snow with this pair of brogued Chelsea boots, sure to be winter regulars for you. The boot features a traditional wingtip design on the medallion and vamp, along with a classic Chelsea boot’s rise, pull tab and stretch paneling. Available online now.
Marc Jacobs produces the Rumble boot, a beautiful pair of brown leather Italian made boots. Rising high to help you trudge through the snow, this boot features a wraparound stud piece, and pull tabs to help you get into these boots in the cold. Available online now.
This sneak peek at the upcoming boots from Mark McNairy New Amsterdam for Acapulco Gold, is just enough to make our mouths water, and wallets ache. English made pebbled leather boots with cap toe construction, and hiking boots, these boots are set for an online release through Acapulco Gold on December 6th.
Stand tall above the snow in these Gateway Jaffa suede boots from Fluevog. Fluevog may make a pretty boot, but these Gateway Jaffas are all business with a solidly built Goodyear welted sole, and rugged suede construction. Available online now.
White Mountaineering produces the Defender Boot, a nubuck leather boot perfect for the snow that’s inevitably dropping in on your life around now. Featuring a high top, back zip design, and wool lining to keep the cold out and warm in.
Snow is finally hitting the ground around the offices, but remember to keep yourself warm and dry as it melts and turns into slush. Best plan in our opinion? Wellingtons, like these original tall Wellington boots by Hunter. Durable, waterproof and available in a variety of stylish colors, you can find them online now.
The Americana trend reaches all new levels with this Crazy Horse collection by Ronnie Fieg made in association with Chippewa. Each leather shoe features a detailed Chippewa logo on the leather uppers, along with Vibram outsoles, leather laces, and American flag lace locks. The collection debuts on December 3rd, 2010 at the David Z flagship store in Manhattan, as well as online.
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Known for producing some of the highest-quality footwear in the world, Diemme’s new ‘Roccia Vet’ is an amalgam of the kind of craftsmanship and materials that have given the brand its storied reputation. Featuring an almond toned suede upper affixed to a Vibram sole, the shoe has minimal but stylish details like signature red laces, and an Italian flag trim tag. Available for purchase here at Hunting and Collecting.
Frye shows off their chops once again with the release of the Rogan, a beautiful brown hiking boot for the outdoorsman in you. A charming boot perfect for the season now that snowfall has come, the rugged brown leather and hiking laces are ready for whatever the season has in store. Available online now.