This week’s roundup is bussin’, respectfully. New drops from Viberg, a ton of kudu from Meermin, a trio of limited editions from Oak Street Bootmakers…we’ve got it all right here.
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Ben was like “Josh would you mind putting these first on the list?” and I was all “I normally wouldn’t just to spite you, but these things are really damn good, so I was going to do it anyway.” Then he sent me a Rasheed Wallace gif for some reason, and here we are.
I did not lie: this Alden collaboration is indeed really damn good. Indy shoes have been overlooked for too long, and that tide is turning. With the six brass eyelets setting off the chamois, the subtle but balance-delivering heel foxing that’s never before been seen on an Indy shoe, and the endless comfort of the Trubalance last, these guys have a ton to like. Happy Ben?!?
Fans of this distinctive waxed leather from Horween can now find it on Viberg’s classic derby shoe, built on the 2020 last with Dainite soles.
Viberg’s also got a dynamic duo of slippers out, both made on the standard 2010 last with not-standard Lactae Hevea rubber soles. You have your choice of this striking slate suede…
…or this vivid terre suede.
The Kudu Kraze is happening at Meermin! They’ve got a bunch of different models made with three different colors of C.F. Stead’s waxy kudu leather up for grabs this week. Highlights include these excellent lugged service boots in some timely autumn spice…
…these Chelseas in bold caper green…
…and these studly jodhpurs in snuff. You can find all sorts of combinations of these leather and patterns for purchase here.
OSB has been cranking out some very impressive Lakeshores lately, and now we have these hand-lasted fellas made with a leather that’s been getting a hell of a lot of well-deserved attention lately: Maryam’s Toscanello horse rump. Paired with a 360 storm welt and Dr. Sole half soles, you’ve got a heck of a snazzy, capable boot right here.
If you’re in more of a loafing mood, OSB has also dropped a pair of limited-edition penny mocs decked out with some comfortable camp soles, both in some brown CXL…
…and some natty CXL.
Only a few sizes left, but…sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh.
Waxed but not too waxy, the C.F. roughout leather on these boots will need virtually no maintenance. Perfect for all your shit-kickin’ needs.
If you like your boots with a full dose of waxed flesh, Truman’s got you covered there, too. They’re currently running a customizable MTO of this Horween navy waxed flesh in their service boot pattern…
…as well as the Upland Boot.