Portland, Oregon’s Danner & Portland, Maine’s New Balance are two American brands with real heritage. And the two just teamed for fall on a limited edition collaboration. The American Pioneer Project offers NB’s classic MiUSA 585 in a brown leather/khaki colorway and the iconic Danner Light hiker in a gray colorway comprised of Horween leather, suede, and Cordura.
The Mountain 600 blends the look of a classic Danner hiking boot with the modern, lightweight performance of a Vibram Fuga outsole. Not only does this make for a lighter boot, the soles’ Megagrip compound offers exceptional grip on both wet & dry terrain. The upper is made of suede and features a waterproof DannerDry lining.
Constructed with full-grain leathers made in the USA and inspired by their original pole-climbing boots of the early 1900s, Timberland’s new Lineman boots are built to be rugged and abrasion resistant. They’ve got a lug rubber Vibram outsole & rawhide laces with 90-pound pull strength.
Lighter and more flexible than Red Wing’s traditional work boot offerings, the new Weekender Collection includes an updated version of their iconic Desert Boot in an oxford & chukka style with locally-tanned leathers & stitched down construction.
This boot offers the waterproof protection that commercial fisherman call for. It features triple-dipped seamless rubber construction plus the comfort of a built-in footbed that offers support, cushion, & arch support. An outsole with a chevron tread provides sure footing on slick surfaces. Warmth rated to -10 degrees.
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.