In our weekly roundup below, we cover Oak Street’s continued focus on the Cortina lug sole, the return of some all-time classic boots from Viberg, the newest shell cordovan release from Grant Stone, and more. Let’s dig in!
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Viberg Service Boot in Oliva TPR Horsebutt: $840
With their Spring/Summer 2023 releases underway, Viberg is bringing back their Service Boot Sunday series, where each week they unveil a new Service Boot, sometimes featuring leather from the current seasonal collection, and others a unique one-off. The first one of this season is made in this beautiful green Oliva TPR Horsebutt from Maryam. It’s built on the ever-popular 2030 last, and features a color-matching Ridgeway sole. (Honestly didn’t even realize green Ridgeway was an option!)
Viberg Service Boot in Color 8 Chromexcel: $785
Viberg has also recently produced a full restock of their quintessential plain toe Chromexcel Service Boots. Nothing crazy, just a classic—Horween Chromexcel (in Color 8 as well as Black, Brown, and Natural) with seven oversized eyelets on the 2030 last with Dainite soles.
Grant Stone Brass Boot in Garnet Shell Cordovan: $695
Grant Stone has just received a small run of their Brass Boot in Horween Garnet Shell Cordovan. It’s the first time their moc-toe boot has appeared in this particular color of shell, and DAMN does it look good.
Grant Stone Edward Boot in Garnet Shell Cordovan: $695
There’s also a few pairs of the Edward in Garnet shell that are ready to ship as well. If you miss out on either of these pairs, good news—there’s another pre-order opening up in a few weeks!
Grant Stone Coast Sneaker in Saddle Tan Minerva: $282
Earlier this week, Grant Stone released their first-ever sneaker—seen above in Badalassi Saddle Tan Minerva, and also available in Natural Minerva, Black Calf, and Tobacco Calf. Read our impressions of this new GS style here.
Oak Street Bootmakers Trail Oxford in Natural Chromexcel: $328
Hey, if Oak Street’s new-and-improved Camp Boots are getting outfitted with Cortina lug soles, then it only makes sense that the Trail Oxford would follow suit. Our favorite classic handsewn moccasin style (you’ll also see them dubbed ranger mocs) is available in Natural Chromexcel…
Oak Street Bootmakers Trail Oxford in Brown Chromexcel: $328
…and Brown CXL. Really fun shoes here.
Russell Moccasin Roughout Vellie: $535
More mocs: the new gents at Wisconsin legend Russell have been making good on their promise to put out regular in-stock releases in varied styles. While some of those have definitely been more hunting-focused in their function, these Vellies—a taller version of the classic South African unstructured roughout chukka-type boot whose slightly less-cute full name is Veldskoen—definitely hit the spot for us. Few boots will be more comfortable than Russell’s true moccasin construction paired with natural crepe soles from French concern Lactae Hevea.
Viberg x Brooklyn Clothing Service Boot in Toasted Coconut Dublin: ~$795
Vancouver’s Brooklyn Clothing Co. has three exclusive Viberg makeups that comprise what they’re calling their “Modern Works” Collection. First up we’ve got the return of Toasted Coconut Dublin, a burnished tan version of Horween’s popular waxed veg-tan leather. Made on the 2030 last with straight toe caps (a perennial BCC favorite) and Dainite soles.
Viberg x Brooklyn Clothing Service Boot in Marrone Washed Horsehide: ~$795
Next up, another straight toe-capped Service Boot, this one in Maryam’s lightly distressed Marrone Washed Horsehide. This pair is also 2030-lasted, and comes with black Ridgeway soles.
Viberg x Brooklyn Clothing Slipper in Marrone Waxed Deer Roughout: ~$500
Finally, this Slipper comes in Maryam’s Waxed Deer Roughout—also in the Marrone color, but with a starkly different appearance from the Washed Horsehide counterpart above. The 360 flat welt is paired with a Lactae Hevea sole (the aggressively named Tzar Sawdust).
Alden Madison Saddle Blucher in Loden Suede: $655
Starkly different from Alden’s oxford-style Saddle Shoe, the not-often-seen Saddle Blucher has some unique lines in its design that give it a slightly avant-garde edge (as far as Alden goes, anyway). This model from Alden Madison is made in Loden Suede on the Plaza last with a 270 storm welt and the Leisure 2 rubber sole.
White’s Boots x Snake Oil Provisions Big Shooter Boot in British Tan/Black Chromexcel: $598 (Pre-Order)
Taking cues from White’s Foreman model, this lace-to-toe boot is predominantly made of British Tan CXL, with a small dash of Black CXL on the backstay for good measure. Built on the 610 last—which is normally relegated to White’s true work boots but is doing seriously effective chonk duty here—with single-row machine stitchdown construction and Vibram 2021 soles.
Alden x Leffot Military Derby in Brown Chromexcel: $678
Leffot continues to be quite enamored with the damn-good-looking 379X last from Alden, with two new exclusive styles featuring the last. This brogued cap-toe derby, constructed in Brown CXL, is made with a 270 flat welt and commando soles.
Alden x Leffot Plain Toe Boot in Earth Reverse Chamois: $676
Meanwhile, this plain toe boot in fuzzy Earth Reverse Chamois comes with a 270 storm welt and black neocork soles, giving it just a whiff of a boondocker look.
Truman Boot Co. Upland Boot in Oxblood Double Shot: $480
Truman’s latest tallboys are made with Seidel Double Shot in a classic Oxblood color. This pair is made on the 79 last and features a 270 flat welt and Truman’s own Eugene rubber sole.