UGG has turned a new page for Fall 2011, bringing a well-thoughtout collection for men to the table, at a time when American heritage brands are claiming the boot market as their own and leaving others to pick up the crumbs. The reason we’re mentioning UGG, and trust we had no intention of ever highlighting them in the past, is because they’ve done a few things differently this time around that have caught our attention. It all starts with the Hannen Boot. The folks at the Australian footwear brand were kind enough to send us over a pair to try out and there’s no lying when we say we’re impressed. And honestly, a part of me isn’t surprised. There’s a reason every gal I’ve ever known owns a pair of UGGs — they’re extremely comfortable. The Hannen boot is no different. When you blend the boot’s Vibram outsole (yes, that Vibram) with UGG’s signature sheep skin lining, it’s like walking on lotion. Kudos to anyone that gets that reference.
The ultra-rich, oiled and waterproof leather shell comes in an impeccable Cordovan finish that’s ideal for the winter months, especially this year when different hues of red are seen in the collections of some of our favorite designers. The price point for the Hannen is below many of the other work boot styles out there as well — $240 at UGG. There are more detailed shots of the boot below so be sure to check those out and head on over to UGG to pick up a pair.