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.
Original Timbos, they’re like the Air Force One of boots. Certified classics. This year, Timberland celebrates 40 years in business with a limited-edition collection numbered 1-1973 in 4 of their most beloved styles: the 6” Super, the World Hiker, and two colors of the SuperBoot. They’re hosting an online auction with all auction proceeds to benefit the Rainforest Alliance.
There’s no mistaking that old school AF1 look but this new version is actually a bad-weather boot. It features a padded wool collar, heavier lugs on the sole, and a full-grain leather upper coated with Watershield to keep out rain, sleet, & snow.
Most would agree that an update to Red Wing’s iconic 875 & 877 model boots would be a travesty. But this update works. All that Red Wing has done is return to the original materials: the leather and eyelets they used when the two styles were introduced over 50 years ago. The boots’ shape, sole, and upper were left perfectly alone.
Castle Brook’s nylon bootlaces come with a lifetime guarantee. That’s cool but who would ever use it? Like, 6 years later one of them snaps & you’re all “Damnit, I paid good money for these back in 2013.” But seriously, you can be that guy and Castle Brook will send you a new lace. Maybe two.
These high-quality wellington boots are made in Hokkaido, Japan with a mix of real and synthetic rubber. Designed to turn the mucky, muddy business of rice paddy cultivation into a cakewalk, these boots are totally waterproof, lightweight, and fold up for easy storage in your car trunk or slipping into your luggage for travel.