James Bond couldn’t wear just any old boot in the new movie. The iconic Brit happens to wear a pair of American-made all black Danners. Now you can too. Danner is offering a 007 version of their Mountain Light II hiker in a black on black colorway featuring a waterproof/breathable Gore-Tex liner and the classic Vibram Kletterlift sole.
How many ways are there to tweak a Chuck? Converse says: many. Here’s the latest. The Tekoa takes the classic Chuck Taylor silhouette & beefs it up for winter weather. It features leather construction, a wraparound rubber exterior and an all-weather tread plus a gusseted tongue to keep wetness out. Available in brown and double black.
In places where it rains (not here in SoCal), you see all the moms under umbrellas wearing Hunter’s knee-high rubber rain boots. But now Hunter has built a new, more rugged line just for men. The Hunter Field boots feature a softer rubber compound, waterproof zip closures & Vibram soles.
Despite what pretty much every brand spouts, very, very few products are truly “classic’ or “iconic.” But the suede Desert Boot from Clark’s is on the list. Unchanged since its introduction in 1950, Clark’s is making 1,950 handmade & numbered pairs to celebrate the 65th Anniversary of this enduring design.
Star Wars x Fill In The Blank. This week it’s UGG. The Australian apres-surf bootmaker created an entire collection stamped with the Star Wars logo and rendered in Darth Vader black leather. The collection includes all their classic styles and even a bootie for the kiddies.
Based on a classic PF Flyers design from the ’40s, this waterproof, vulcanized rain boot from the PF Foundation Collection features a clean rubberized upper and the comfort of a premium Posture insole. Available in Combat Green or Grey.
Handmade in Wisconsin, this 8” moc-toe boot from Filson is breathable and water-resistant with sealed seams to keep out sand and rain. Available in tan or otter green.
Nope, not another Yeezy. Close though. This special specimen of winter footwear from the big, bad Swoosh combines the lightweight comfort of a sneaker, the durable insulation of a boot, and the looks of a … um … well, you figure that one out.
Once the leaves start to turn, everyone is a hiker. Don’t get left out. You can look the part if you step into a pair of classic hikers from Portlandia’s own Danner Boots & Tanner Goods. Their Mountain Light McKenzie is made of rich Horween leather and features a burly Vibram sole just like real mountain men wear.