Designed by Mark McNairy and made by Sanders & Sanders in Northampton. Taken from his New Amsterdam collection, a clean and simple take on a classic style, the Commando Sole Low Boot is a prime example of the collection’s on top quality construction and expertly executed design. Bench made in Northampton, England, they feature full grain uppers with a subtly contrasting heel panel and a Goodyear welted to a classic British Dainite sole unit.
Inspired by the rugged outdoors and classic workboot designs, visvim presents the BRIGADIER BOOTS MID-FOLK for Winter. Crafted with premium cowhide leather, the boot features a suede upper, with contrasting stitches and metal eyelets providing classic accents throughout. Sitting atop a wooden midsole and a replaceable Dainite rubber outsole for when the tread wears thin, the boots feature Goodyear Welt construction, while calico heel detailing furthers its own unique appeal. Priced at $1,190.
Boston retailer Concepts continues with its high profile collaborations. After having worked with Fila, Clarks and with The North Face recently, the store has now teamed up with Red Wing on the Plan Toe Boot. The boots come in two colourways, featuring extremely soft suede uppers. The whole leather/suede upper has been tumble washed to give it a soft touch and “deconstructed” feel. The entire boot, including the toe, is unlined, adding to the soft and unconstructed look and feel of the unique collaboration. The navy and red colors of the boots will release exclusively at Concepts, starting November 23.
California-based brand Thorocraft was founded in 2009 and has become known for paring modern technology and rebellious bold style with classic footwear silhouettes. Upon completion, each shoe is thoroughly inspected and only after meeting the brand’s strict construction requirements will their signature heel rivet be set as the seal of approval and mark of quality. Here is a preview of their fantastic, upcoming Spring/Summer 2014 collection. You can bag yourself a pair here
Woolrich bring their high quality product to a classic Clarks silhouette for the Clarks Originals x Woolrich Desert Boot. Featuring a plaid style wool panel wrapping around the heel and smooth suede uppers sitting on top of a traditional crepe sole, they are finished with an embossed lace tag, trimmed with the same plaid fabric.
Spinning free from all traditional storage systems, the Shoe Wheel is an ingeniously designed mobile storage unit with 20 expandable pockets that can hold up to 30 pairs of shoes depending on the type.
The Shoe Wheel is simple to use. Shoes are inserted into the pockets through elastic bands, which secure them snugly into place. The pockets are easily adjustable to fit a variety of shoes; sneakers, and high heels if your that way inclined . Just rotate the Shoe Wheel to make a selection. You can pick one up now at Rakku Design.
Missoni brings its own touch to the classic desert boot for their Spring/Summer ’13 line with meticulous craftsmanship and the brand’s signature patterns. Their take on the desert boot has the classic suede upper decorated with embroidered detailing that sits atop a leather and crepe sole…over the £350 mark which may stop a few purchasing though.
When founders Prathan Poopat and Flavio Girolami started Common Projects, their mission was to create minimalist, comfortable sneakers, made in Italy using only the finest materials. In addition to a utilitarian design, the shoes were virtually anonymous, with exterior branding limited to the article number and shoe size, factory-stamped in gold foil near the heel. The brand’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection is largely an extension of that original mission statement, with new slip-on sneakers, tennis shoes and crepe-soled loafers joining reliable standbys like the Achilles and Tournament, finished in new colours and materials for spring.
Mark McNairy the collaboration king who has worked with more people than I’ve had hot dinners has come together with Très Bien again with this latest rendition of a Brogue Boot, and to be fair smashes it out of the park. Made in the UK from suede and wool, small detailing like the waxed rounded laces and pull heel tab provides a nice touch while the leather lining, red colored stormwelt and vibram sole completes a great design. Will be buying as soon as I finish this post
In an interesting collaboration, Vans Vault has gotten together with Italian shoe maker Diemme on the Buffalo Boot LX. Diemme presents the Buffalo Boot in an outdoor aesthetic inspired by their own Roccia Vet silhouette, rebuilding the vulcanized model with welted construction methods. Waterproof suede uppers, gusseted tongue, Vibram outsole, metal hardware and heavy duty hiker laces are utilized in this collaborative redesign for complete protection against the elements. Finished off with debossed co-branding, the Vault by Vans x Diemme Buffalo Boot LX ships this month in root and black/mouton offerings. Look for more Vault projects with Diemme in spring 2013.