Here’s a look at Viberg’s iconic #145 Oxford in two-tone suede finish. It features vintage tan suede quarters and mocha suede vamp & counter, topped off with a smooth brown leather tongue. Viberg is now in its third generation and the family owned business continues to amaze us with these impeccably crafted pieces of footwear. Don’t expect that to stop anytime soon.
Inventory has teamed up once again with Mark McNairy, this time delivering the American designer’s plain toe derby boot in a timeless snuff suede leather finish. It’s a really versatile piece that will work all year round and features leather lining for added comfort. It’s an Inventory exclusive that utilizes the split Dainite sole with a leather insert.
Italian label Diemme looks to be expanding their offerings beyond their iconic hiking boots with the introduction of the duck boot for Fall 2011. The design is everything you’d expect — a modern, refined take on an American classic. The chocolate brown leather at the ankle mends well with the deep green rubber unit, while hiking laces and a subtle deboss branding finish things off. The boots are available at select Diemme accounts worldwide including i.t in Hong Kong. (via hypebeast)
Though we’ve seen Yuketen’s 5 Eye Maine Guide Boot in past seasons, this year’s the first time we’ve seen it in this green leather finish and boy is it impressive. It’s got the hand-stitched moccasin toe while the tongue is crafted from soft, durable brown leather. The details are immense as the top of the heel to assist with pulling on the boot and there’s also a reinforced panel that runs up the back of each heel. The off white Vibram sole features a sturdy tread and works really well with the green and brown upper.
For Fall 2011, Quoddy delivers their iconic Grizzly Boot in a new colorway, this one being exclusive to online retailer Oi Polloi. The classic silhouette features a split leather/waxed canvas upper. The wrap-around crepe sole gives some much welcomed comfort, though with only 24 pairs made in total, satisfaction will be limited to those lucky individuals.
Available now from Christian Louboutin’s Fall 2011 collection for men is the John John Flat. It joins Louboutin’s growing lineup of formal footwear but don’t expect them to stay in stock for long as most of the designer’s product sells out fairly quickly. They come in two colorways, both featuring a three-tone upper — one dominated by grey and the other by a pure blue. The uppers are fitted with black leather cap toes, while the rest is made from a soft Satin material.
This is nothing like the Margiela footwear most of us are accustomed to seeing as it’s a bit more mature and can be dressed up or dressed down, something we can’t say for their sneakers. The upper features tanned leather paneling that takes up most of the ankle and rear portions and features a unique asymmetric cut on the side to boot. The remainder of the upper is a bit more rugged but contrasts well with the smooth leather paneling. Look for this boot now at Maison Martin Margiela stores worldwide as well as select retailers. (via hypebeast)
Alden releases their Naval Boot in Horween Shell Cordovan, bringing a timeless design that’s reminiscent of vintage US Naval boots. The black shell cordovan is a bit more understated but extremely versatile, this one sporting black waxed laces and double leather black bottom soles as well as a 360-degree flat welt to enhance the boot’s simplicity. The best part? They’re exclusive to New York’s Leffot and can be had for $680 now.
We recently featured Buttero when the folks at Por Vocacao took a trip out to the Italian brand’s factory in Tuscany. Now, we’ve gotten word of the two collaborating for the first time on a special pair of derby shoes. They’re handcrafted in Italy from finely selected, vegetable tanned horse leathers and are available in three colorways; taupe, dark brown and black, with the last two featuring a striking greased finish on the suede uppers. Sewn leather outsoles with protective anti-slip rubber and leather insoles reading “Buttero for Por Vocação” complete this exclusive shoe. With a limited production, these shoes will only be available through our physical and online shop.
Italian labels Stone Island and Diemme have teamed up for this chocolate suede hiking boot. It’s made at Montebelluna in Italy, as expected, and features a timeless hiking boot design, one that Diemme has rejuvenated over the past few seasons. The solid Vibram outsole works as a great platform for the brown waterproof suede upper that’s fitted with leather ankles, technical hiking eyelets, embossed Stone Island logos on the heels, and a Stone Island patch on the tongue.