SeaVees pays homage to ski pioneer Alexander Cushing with the release of the 02/60 5 Eye Trail Boot. Cushing is well known for the securing Squaw Valley as the site for the 1960 Olympic Winter Games and these boots take inspiration from that time. They’re made from aniline leather nourished with oils which will allow it to take on its own look over time. The hand-sewn Moccasin stitch features a heavy, waxed thread while the laces are made from oil stuffed rawhide leather.
Ronnie Fieg drops another momentous shoe as part of his ongoing collaboration with Sebago. This time, the designer’s opted to drop this whip stitch boot in two different colorways, both perfect for the cooler season upon us. The traditional Docksides outsole is dropped for a revised Campside sole, with a slight wedge in the back for added detail. The whip stitch on the toebox make the Seneca boot really stand out and when paired with the brown laces, it really turns out to be a special project. The Seneca boot is limited to 360 pairs per color and retails at $150 USD. Both colors will be today at 11am EST at Kith Brooklyn and Ronniefieg.com.
Superdenim and Viberg have teamed up to create a fine selection of Oxfords for the F/W 2011 season. The 145 Oxford is available in four different finishes, each with their own unique details. Our favorite happens to be the tan rough out suede variety shown above (shots of the other finishes below). It features a deconstructed toe and an upper that’s made from an incredible rough out suede leather. The wedge sole works well with the tan shell and the brown details in the stitching, laces really stand out. Each boot is hand made in the Viberg factory in Victoria, Canada.
While the masses are still recovering from the unveiling of their American-made shirting for Fall 2011, Run of the Mill has gone ahead and hit us with looks at their footwear offerings as well. There are five different styles in the range, with three of them being of the Double Monk variety. The standout piece for the fall season ahead is the label’s tassel loafer in a cola suede shell and leather sole. Many will question the team’s sole/style combinations but we’re all for going against the curve.
Look for more details on these in the days ahead.
English shoemaker Tricker’s has made an exclusive pair of brogue boots for BKc of New York. They’re handmade in England and come in two Limited Edition finishes. The uppers come in brown or black, both a fresh mix of grain leather and smooth calf leather. The storm welt and Dainite rubber sole complete the dress boot to stand up in any weather condition. They’re up for pre-order now through The Brooklyn Circus.
Here’s a look at Maison Martin Margiela’s latest footwear offering for F/W 2011. Their new version of a hightop sneaker is really impressive as the chocolate brown leather upper is fitted with fine details and dropped atop a contrasting black sole that matches the rubber toe box. The unique lacing system also stands out on this shoe as does the side zip. Look for these through MMM stores worldwide. (via hb)
It’s been a short while since we heard from Wolverine last but we’re glad to be getting news of these beauties from their 1000 Mile line for Fall/Winter 2011. They’ve got two new additions to their Gentleman Collection. The Wickham is a brogue oxford that’s making its debut this season and looks exceptional in both black or tan. It features a hand-rubbed leather upper with swirling perforated detail and a subtle contrast color underlay. The Winchester is the taller brogue boot shown above and also comes in black or tan. It features a sheepskin lining while both feature Goodyear Welt construction and a Vibram Heel Lift.
SeaVees introduces their 08/61 Army Issue sneaker, one inpsired by the generic, all-purpose sporting footwear worn on base by soldiers in the 1960s. Uppers are made of soft nylon twill and are fitted with woven nylon laces and flat eyelets made from antique nickel. They’re lined with naturally antibacterial and hypoallergenic bamboo canvas to keep your feet dry and odor free. The sueded leather heel add comfort, with construction coming by way of SeaVees’ patented SeaVulc Natural Rubber manufacturing process that allows a casual shoe to be as comfortable as a sneaker.
I’m sure you’ve heard by now that Grenson and Barbour, two of the UK’s finest brands, have teamed up for a capsule collection for the ages. To start things off, Grenson has produced a limited range of footwear that focuses on quality and aesthetics over quantity. This collaboration represents the hundreds of skilled hand operations that go into both a pair of hand crafted shoes and a Barbour jacket. Look for the offerings to be available through a select number of retailers in extremely limited numbers.
Buttero have redesigned their hiking boot for Fall 2011, blessing them with premium suede uppers and sheep wool tongue and lining. These look undeniably comfortable and will surely deliver the warmth when time comes. They’re handcrafted in Italy and come in beige or brown. Fine details include brass eyelets with leather lacing and a contrast leather detail at heel. Leather midsoles and Vibram outsoles with stitched welt give these boots a solid foundation.