Gather ‘round children, it’s time for another Shoes ‘n’ Boots of the Week! This edition features some fantastic new Alden makeups (including one designed by our very own Ben Robinson), some shell cordovan offerings from Viberg as well as Enzo Bonafé, a crazy pair of Yuketens, and more.
All of our other roundups can be found here.
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Ben’s in the kitchen again, cooking up something gooooood. This latest collaboration between Stitchdown and Alden Madison continues the Stitchup’s signature style—Barrie-lasted cap toe boot, brass hardware, and 2-2 stitching at the captoe and heel—but this time around it takes some cues from the classic 405 Indy, featuring Brown Legacy leather and neocork soles. Click here to read more about Ben’s thought process behind concocting the Stitchup 3.
DR may have a new home in Virginia, but it’s keeping things wonderfully classic this time around with Horween natural Dublin on this 2030 Service Boot on Dainite…
…and also these Hikers, commando-ized with brass eyelets.
New on Alden Madison’s crowdfunding page this week is this snuff suede Indy built on the Trubalance last, featuring a 270 flat welt and double leather soles. Is it up to snuff? Only the funds of the crowd will decide.
Also a new crowdfunding option, these Dover bluchers are made with some sleek ‘n shiny black shell cordovan on the Barrie last, with a 360 reverse welt and commando soles.
One of a few highly-anticipated shell cordovan drops from Viberg this season, these service boots are done up in rarely-used Horween Mahogany Shell Cordovan. They’re made with the classic combination of the 2030 last, stitchdown construction, and Dainite soles. Shhhharp.
Also at Viberg this week is the return of Saddle Tan Chromepak, Horween’s tough-as-nails leather that is chock full of oils and waxes. This pair is also built on the 2030 last, with Ridgeway soles.
Another mixed media masterpiece from Alden, these longwing bluchers bring together color 8 shell and dark brown Regina calf on the Barrie last with a 360 reverse welt and commando soles.
Leffot puts a slight twist on a tobacco chamois Indy by offering it up with a cavity wedge sole and shiny brass hardware. Built on the Trubalance last.
More Enzo Bonafé shell cordovan goodness available now at Skoaktiebolaget! First up, these split toe derbies made with some magnificent Horween hatch grain shell on Enzo’s 74945 last, with Vibram Eton soles and Norvegese stitching.
Built with similar specs to the previous pair, Enzo’s NSTs are also available in Horween dark brown shell cordovan.
Finally, if you’d rather go for a pair of Enzo’s boots, there are also these lovely jumper boots built on the 363 Mod last.
It seems we missed this elegant pair the other week, and we’re rectifying that now. These medallion cap toe boots are made on the Hampton last in Austin Tar calf, with a 360 flat welt and Waterloc soles.
These boots are a clinic in organized chaos, and I mean that in the best way possible. There are six (SIX!) different leathers involved here, and I’m not even counting the tongue made out of beaver pelt. Like…WHAT??! The whole shebang is built on Yuketen’s 1950s moccasin last atop a Vibram 2021 sole.
The time has come, once again, for Meermin to open their factory doors and let you customize your own boots. Every one of their boot patterns is available for tweaking, in a wide variety of leathers (yes, shell cordovan included). Only available through this weekend!