It might be too late for any of these Shoes ‘n’ Boots of the Week to make it under a well-lit and well-decorated pine tree near you, but who knows, Santa works in mysterious ways. This week we explore a bunch of brand new offerings from Grant Stone (plus one old favorite), a whole lotta cool Aldens, the return of a certain horse rump at Oak Street Bootmakers, and more.
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This beautiful Shinki horsebutt, veg-tanned with mimosa and chestnut, will exhibit a sort of tea-core exposure as these boots get worn. Built on that ol’ reliable 2030 last, these service boots feature a 270 stitchdown construction and Ridgeway soles.
At long last, classic Color 8 CXL is making its debut at Grant Stone! Now available in their plain toe Diesel Boot…
…and the moc toe Brass Boot.
Also brand new at Grant Stone: Horween’s veg-tanned Essex leather, in an English tan shade that I predict will age magnificently.
Yep! This one gets the Tan Essex treatment, too.
Oh yeah, it’s back, baby. Been a minute since we’ve seen a shell release at Grant Stone, but they’ve just opened their books for another round of these fantastic Maduro shell Brass Boots. I wouldn’t sleep on these.
Elsewhere in moc toe land, Ealdwine just introduced a new spin on their “Dr. G” handsewn mocc toe boot makeup. Coming atcha this time in color 8 shell, these boots are Plaza-lasted and feature a 360 flat welt with commando soles.
Also, this pair may be going, going, gone by the time you read this—only a few sizes left as of this writing—but they’re too awesome not to share. These handsewn Indys are made with this excellent deadstock leather from the Borge tannery, and are built on the Trubalance last with a 270 flat welt and commando soles.
Stretching the definition of the word “black,” these 602-lasted boots are made with a lovely shade of C.F. Stead’s Waxy Commander leather, and feature a 360 storm welt with Dainite outsoles.
Speaking of Waxy Commander, Meermin has just opened up orders for a whole swath of patterns in this Leaf Green colorway. Loafers, chelseas, service boots and more are available at some very attractive prices.
There’s a number of new and restocked Aldens over at Brogue, but I just wanted to highlight a couple this week, including these extra-sharp Algonquin bluchers made up in color 8 shell. Built on the 379X military last, these shoes feature a 270 flat welt and “light double” leather soles.
Also, these excellent V-tip bluchers done up in humus suede deserve your consideration as well. Made on the Barrie last with a 360 flat welt and a single Waterloc sole.
Mavericks usually go it alone, but here Nicks Boots has teamed up with leather goods guru Nobleman’s Apothecary to bring us these black CXL packer-style boots. Built on the 55 last at a 6 inch height, these boots feature unstructured toes, Western heels, and a special NA-branded kiltie to round out the whole package. Pick up a black CXL belt and hat band from Nobleman’s Apothecary to match!
These chocolatey plain toe boots are on the 379X military last, with a 360 flat welt and cavity wedge soles. Solid.
It seemed inevitable that we’d get another Toscanello horse rump makeup from OSB after that lovely limited-edition Lakeshore Boot earlier this year, and now here we are: Maryam’s famous Toscanello comes to the Trench Oxford pattern, paired with a storm welt and Dr. Sole half soles.
This Denali Legacy calfskin is quite the looker, eh? Brick + Mortar’s offering it up for a limited in time in two different styles. These Trubalance-lasted Indys, with a 270 storm welt and neocork outsoles…
…as well as these PTBs, with a similar build on the Barrie last.
A very Unmarked take on a cowboy boot right here. These boots feature a rainbow of decorative contrast stitching for the toebug and the shaft, a sharp Western heel, and a 120 welt featuring the old-school “Punto Marcado” technique, plus a nailed/pegged waist.
Indonesia’s Ortodoux has collaborated with Patina Thunderdome sponsor BootHunter to create the Palomar, a throwback-style hiking boot. Blue and tan leather come together atop a 360 Norwegian welt and Dr. Sole Strider ripple soles. (This model is also available in red/tan and green/tan, by request. Check out the other colors on BootHunter’s Instagram!)