Some radical departures from Grant Stone and Oak Street Bootmakers; beautiful new Attractions engineers at Brogue; Wesco boots in the purplest purple imaginable…all this and more can be found in our latest release roundup below!
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Grant Stone Field Boot in Walnut Bison: $380
Ben’s just-published review of these new Field Boots has him absolutely buzzing, and with good reason—the Field Boot definitely stands apart from the rest of Grant Stone’s current offerings, bringing a lot of new design elements to their portfolio. Built on the accommodating Floyd last with an EVA wedge sole, the Field Boot is available in four different leathers: Seidel’s Walnut Bison (which will have ample unique character from boot to boot)…
Grant Stone Field Boot in Dark Burgundy Kudu: $380
…C.F. Stead’s burgundy Waxy Kudu (ditto the variable appearance with each boot)…
Grant Stone Field Boot in Earth: $370
…more C.F. Stead here, in the form of Earth Waxy Commander waxed suede…
Grant Stone Field Boot in Saddle Tan: $380
…and finally, Saddle Tan Minerva from Carlo Badalassi, which gives the Field Boot some big Red Wing vibes.
Alden x Dashing Chicago “Dune” Atom Blucher: $611
We’re having a tough time picking our favorite Alden Atom Blucher from this week. In this corner, Dashing’s “Dune” is Leydon-lasted with snuff suede leather, dark brown eyelets, a 360 pre-stitch reverse welt, and double oak leather soles.
Alden x Leffot Atom Blucher in Reverse Tobacco Chamois: $647
Aaaand in this corner, Leffot’s also bringing a Leydon-lasted Atom Blucher, made in reverse tobacco chamois, and also equipped with a pre-stitched reverse welt and double leather soles. Who ya got??
Attractions x Brogue Biltbuck Lot. 444 in Black Horsebutt: $1095
Attractions’ stunning Biltbuck Lot. 444 engineer is built to an 11-inch height with a 270 flat welt and Biltrite neoprene soles. For this Brogue-exclusive makeup, these boots feature some shiny gold-plated steel buckles to evoke even more oohs and ahhs.
Unmarked Rango Creeper in Black: $330
These black cowhide creepers (low shoes typically paired with thick crepe or wedge soles) get a trademark Unmarked twist with two sets of D-ring eyelets and an intriguing toe bug. The Rango Creeper also features a 360 storm welt and Vibram 2021 soles.
Oak Street Bootmakers Country Loafer in Brown Chromexcel: $248
Not only is this new Country Loafer pattern a bit more on the funky side for OSB, it’s also made with a single-row stitchdown construction (in contrast to their usual preference for Goodyear welts). Made on their new 430 last with Vibram 2060 cavity wedge soles, you can pick up the Country Loafer in unlined Brown CXL…
Oak Street Bootmakers Country Loafer in Natural Chromexcel: $248
Oak Street Bootmakers Country Loafer in Natural Chromexcel Roughout: $248
…and natty roughout CXL.
Oak Street Bootmakers Field Boot in Black Walnut Stampede Roughout: $508
Oak Street is also bringing back this extremely handsome Black Walnut Stampede Roughout from Seidel, in the Elston-lasted Field Boot. This time around, it comes equipped with some Itshide commando soles.
Alden x Ealdwine “The Phoenix 2.0” Navy High Straight Tip Boot: $850 (Pre-Order)
Ealdwine currently has some terrific pre-orders available, starting with a new spin on their “Phoenix” straight tip boot. Swapping in commando soles in place of the Waterloc leather soles, “The Phoenix 2.0” will be made in Horween Color 8 Shell Cordovan on the Barrie last, and will be built with a 360 pre-stitch reverse welt.
Alden x Ealdwine “Matte Gray” Indy Boot: $650 (Pre-Order)
Also available to reserve are these Indy Boots in a Matt Gray—excuse me, lead grey suede. Slated to be built on the Trubalance last, these Indys will also feature a 360 pre-stitch reverse welt and commando soles.
Wesco x Iron Heart “The Purpetrator” Mister Lou: $1000 (Pre-Order)
Um. Whoa? Yes that’s it. WHOA! Maryam purple horsehide graces the latest collaboration between Wesco and Iron Heart. Aside from the loud, proud purple veg-tan leather, these Mister Lou engineers come with all the classic features—10-inch height, brass roller buckles, Dr. Sole black half soles, the works.
Quoddy CL Canoe Shoe in Wolf Grey Brentwood: $295
A limited-edition makeup in leather from Virginia tannery Giles & Moore, these handsewn mocs feature a Vibram Comfort Lug low profile sole. More styles in this Wolf Grey Brentwood leather can be found here.