Just when you thought we had run out of nice things to say about pskaufman…he drops a shoe like this off. The same great features we posted on earlier with his boot (Goodyear welt construction, recycled tread sole, and contrasting leather lining), the ‘Interchange’ wingtip shoe has a subtle painted patina that will chance over the years as you enjoy them.
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.
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.
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.
Pointer offers this lush desert boot, the ‘Cyril’, with a beautiful dark chocolate brown coloration. The uppers are brown suede, while the heel segments are leather, giving it an unusual two-tone feel to it. The laces are a rich purple, adding yet another layer of complexity, making this an impressive offering from Pointer. Available at Oi Polloi.
Yves Saint Laurent gets in on one of the hottest trends this summer, releasing these new suede desert boots. Featuring a high top design, and soft suede uppers, they’ll add a layer of class to your look, but are comfortable and stylish enough to rock with a pair of jeans and a plain t-shirt. Available in both black and cream from Matches.
Red Wing Shoes are best known for their rugged, vintage style, and this Classic Moc Toe Boot is absolutely no different, and that’s a great thing. They started with a standard 7-eyelet work boot pattern, added a moc toe for style, and cut it from tan waxy leather for durability and reliability. If you ever wanted to know what the big deal about Red Wing Shoes are, now’s the time, you can get these shoes at Oi Polloi.
Iconic French designer Jean Paul Gaultier has teamed with French brand Pataugas for an update on the Authentique Mariniere Boot with that signature Gaultier twist. Using his trademark Gaultier nautical stripes diagonally along the ecru canvas uppers, these classic models are given a quirky and contemporary kick. Featuring a thick white rubber sole, these are bound to be a collectors item sooner or later so grab your pair now from Opening Ceremony.
With desert boots and chukkas and the like hitting all the right notes, it’s never been a better time for ankle-height shoes. In this vein, take a look at this Parker boot by Grenson, which offers a bit more character.
A classic boot shape is punched up with pebbled brown leather uppers, giving these shoes a really spectacular texture that’s sure to catch the eye. The Grenson Parker Boot is available through Stel’s right now.
Shoe designer Ronnie Fieg has been asked by Sebago to design some shoes for them, and he’s decided to give the Sebago Lighthouse boot a touch of his own style. A classic boot silhouette, they’re lightened up with a sole design lifted from Sebago’s own boat shoe division.
What’s more, Fieg’s loose lacing style is more reminiscent of high-top sneakers than boots, giving them a casual sort of feel. Available in a rich brown or black leather, only 120 pairs of each style were produced, and are available at David Z now.