Handmade in Maine my classic shoemaker Rancourt & Co., the Moto Boot from Taylor Stitch is made with chrome-tanned, 3.5oz whiskey-brown steerhide and features a double-layered toecap design with a low-profile lugged Vibram sole. via
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.
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.