We’ve got a pretty breezy Shoes ‘n Boots of the Week for y’all today, including some new releases from Viberg (a whole slew of them), Red Wing, Alden, and more—plus a forthcoming, rare sale on select Vibergs at Standard & Strange. Get on after it!
If you missed our previous roundups, you can find them all here.
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These murdered-out shell cordovan boots are dubbed the “Navy” boot due to their resemblance to service parade boots. Appropriately, they are built on Alden’s 379x military last, with a 360 flat welt and commando soles. You want a badass black boot? This is a badass black boot.
Named after one of the islands located a short ferry ride from B+M’s home of Seattle, these low-cut Indys are made on the ever-popular Trubalance last, with brown CXL leather, brass hardware, a 270 storm welt, and neocork outsoles.
Built on Red Wing’s 8 last, this Chelsea comes in three colors, though hands-down the most handsome has to be the one, in Red Wing’s classic Hawthorne Muleskinner roughout.
Speaking of Muleskinner leather, Red Wing now offers their iconic Classic Moc in this Slate colorway. These things should age wonderfully.
Fit for a fun, fancy affair, Ealdwine’s saddle balmorals are made on the Barrie last with brass hardware, a 360 flat welt, and red microcell rubber soles.
One of Stefano Bemer’s world-class articles is now available for a special pre-order at Leffot: a beautiful handsewn derby built on the JS last with single leather soles. Pre-order before the books close on April 30th and you’ll receive a complimentary matching belt, a $340 value(!).
Viberg’s classic Scout boot gets fancied up juuuuuust a touch with some black French binding around the collar, and gunmetal eyelets for a gently sinister pop. Goodyear storm welted on a crazy lightweight/durable Vibram Morflex wedge sole, 2030 last.
While writing this Ben forced me to tell you that he owns some of Viberg’s slip-on sneakers—in a very similar suede, without the French binding—and that he absolutely loves them and is planning to wear them “with abandon” this summer as he considers Viberg sneakers a handy loophole to his “I never wear sneakers” stance.
And these slip-ons get C.F. Stead kudu roughout—a truly amazing durable, comfortable leather perfect for this purpose.
Viberg recently introduced its City Collection, which includes some new iterations of their bold Sneaker pattern. If you’ve previously shied away from Viberg’s sneakers, you may be interested in these new articles made on the sleeker Vibram Fuga sole. Makeups include Eco Veg Pewter Suede…
…or these guys in Light Visone Kudu Roughout.
Hungry for pie?* This Norwegian split toe blucher features “pie crust” apron handstitching, and is built on Meermin’s Hiro last with striking hatch-grain calf leather from France’s Tanneries Haas.
*Please don’t eat these shoes
Oh, hey! You made it to the end of this week’s roundup! Well, here’s a little treat for you: S&S is gonna be marking down their Vibergs in their Last Call section tomorrow, April 17th. Still a bunch of sizes left in some excellent makeups, including the Service Boot in Mushroom Reverse Chamois above. Get 15% off the already-marked-down sale prices tomorrow, or maybe jump on it now while stock is still available. They’ll also have a LOT of clothing at 15% off as well. Mark that calendar!