Hey folks! I was busy munching on some muffulettas down in New Orleans last week, but I’m back, and here to tell you about a whole bunch of new releases—including the revival of a Red Wing cult favorite, a fan-designed monkey boot from Tricker’s, some fantastic Alden makeups from Sherman Brothers and more…and more!
Take a look back at the rest of our release roundups here.
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This week’s Viberg release is in the form of their dressier Halkett derby boot. This variant comes in C.F. Stead’s Clove Regency Calf—a calfskin with a slight waxy finish that really elevates the aniline character of the leather. This Halkett comes on the anatomical 2020 last and is made with a 360 notched storm welt, along with some Ridgeway soles.
Parkhurst’s moc-toed Niagara is now available in this brilliantly blue veg-tan calfskin. Additional specs include a 360 storm welt and double leather soles. Get your pre-order in soon—the books close on April 2nd.
Style #8833 revives the pairing of their iconic moc-toe boot with their Hawthorne Abilene roughout leather. Hawthorne Abilene originally debuted in the late 1950s, and first appeared on the Classic Moc in an Asian-exclusive release in 1989; now, it’s available worldwide. (Speaking of Red Wing, check out Ben and Ticho’s conversation with Michael Larson of Red Wing Heritage from the current season of the Stitchdown Shoecast if you haven’t already.)
Horween’s Predator leather is first chrome-tanned and then undergoes a heavy vegetable re-tannage before being treated with a blend of waxes. With time and wear, this leather tends to burnish and its appearance completely transforms. Predator Orange is a fan favorite at Nicks, but if you’re in the mood for something a bit different, they’ve secured a small batch of the brown Whiskey colorway for a limited run.
Tricker’s crowdsourced the design of their latest online-exclusive boot from their fans on Instagram, and the result is a variant of their Ethan monkey boot in two flavors of C.F. Stead’s kudu leather: Snuff…
…and Moss, both made on the 5402R last with a 360 storm welt and Ridgeway soles.
The latest exclusive Aldens from Seattle stalwart Brick + Mortar are a pair of classic plain toe boots on the Barrie last which feature a 360 pre-stitch reverse welt and double Waterloc soles. (B+M’s full run of sizes has just arrived at their shop—contact them to confirm if your size is in stock.)
Here’s another chance to snag Caswell’s new-and-improved Lisbon service boot. This model comes in Horween’s viridescent Olive CXL, and is made with a 360 storm welt and Dr. Sole Supergrip soles.
Russell is launching their new MTO program with one of their fan-favorites: Joe’s PH, a hunting boot that features a heavy twill fabric in the quarter panel to provide some breathability for the wearer’s feet. This MTO (running through April 15th) offers a few different customization options. For leather, you can select a Horween Chamois in Loden (pictured above) or Wheat, as well as a weather-resistant Brown Timberjack. Meanwhile, sole selection includes a Lactae Hevea Plantation Crepe, Vibram Newporter, or Vibram Gumlite.
Russell has also recently restocked their Vellie—a chukka model that takes inspiration from the South African veldskoen. Made in a Horween roughout leather in Russell’s genuine moccasin construction, along with a pair of Lactae Hevea crepe soles.
Pennsylvania-based menswear shop Sherman Brothers is bringing the heat with two new Alden pre-orders. First up, these Trubalance-lasted Indys (with a handsewn apron) made in Horween Arabica Lux leather. The “Lafayette Hill” features tonal hardware, a 360 pre-stitch reverse welt, and commando soles.
Meanwhile, there’s also these sexy split-toe boots that are made on the 379X last, and feature brass hardware, a 270 storm welt, and commando soles.
The color of Horween’s Armagnac Shell Cordovan lands somewhere between Bourbon and Dark Cognac. It’s a difficult color to come across, and Crown Northampton is only offering 20 pairs of their signature Harlestone Hand Stitch Derby in this medium-brown shell cordovan. Check out our review here of what is certainly one of the best-made sneakers anywhere.
Recently restocked at Snake Oil Provisions, these cap-toe boots come made on the Trubalance last with a 360 pre-stitch reverse welt and some comfy sand-colored wedge soles.