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.
Kick stormy weather’s ass up and down the street with the classic Dr. Marten’s punk rocker boots rendered in real, natural rubber. Doc’s timeless 1460 silhouette has been transformed in the perfect Wellington that keeps your feet high & dry in any weather.
Portland, Oregon is home to both Tanner Goods, makers of handcrafted leather goods and Danner Boots, a heritage boot brand with roots going back to the 40s. These two crafty brands have paired up for a boot collab. Their 70s-style vintage hiker features American Horween leather and a lightweight Vibram sole.
This is basically the Chuck Taylor for bad weather. For generations, real men have been wearing Bean boots about three seasons of the year. Dads know. It’s like Ford or Levi’s. American. Bean Boots. Snow, sleet, rain, mud, manure – they keep you dry. Every few years they get cool again and come out in fresh new colors like this denim one. Which looks pretty good to us.