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It’s been a long wait, but Standard & Strange has finally received stock of these Lofgren Combat Boots in Natural CXL Roughout—a pattern/leather combination that, surprisingly, the brand has never utilized before now. Made on the Lofgren 120 last, these boots feature brass hardware, a 360 storm welt, and Vibram 700 soles.
Now here’s a killer combination. Parkhurst has buddied up with Nicks to create a boot they’re simply calling the V1—a Nicks Falcon (6 inches tall with a pull loop and Vibram 700 soles) built on Parkhurst’s 602 last. The result is a sleek boot with tight curves and subtle arch support, just like Parkhurst’s offerings, yet built with the burly materials and double-row stitchdown construction Nicks is known for. You can get one made in the leather of your choice (with the option to upgrade to a Wickett & Craig leather), or if you want to get it sooner, a Brown CXL version is available as a Quick Ship option.
The 11067 last has a similar arch profile to the popular 55 last, but with a lot more bump in the toebox. While Nicks hasn’t utilized it often for their heritage-style offerings, they’re going all-in with three new makeups that marry this sprung-toe last with a logger heel, and each is available in a wide variety of leather options. The Palisade is a 6-inch plain-toe model outfitted with a Vibram 700 sole.
The Anvil is the cap-toe variant, and comes with a Vibram 430 mini-lug sole.
Finally, the statement-ready Audubon is a 3-inch shoe-boot, equipped with a Vibram 700 sole.
Russell has updated their “moc-gineer” Zephyr with a couple of significant upgrades. For starters, they’re made with a double vamp construction, offering superior water resistance to the original’s single vamp construction, plus Poron has been inserted between the two vamp layers to provide extra cushioning. Additional under-the-hood improvements include better heel reinforcement to reduce slippage, plus an oak-tanned midsole layer combined with a rubber slipsole to increase support. The outsoles are lightweight Vibram Gumlite Oxford soles, with a minimal tread pattern that reduces the chance of mud caking on your feet.
As we reported this week, the Hiker is Limmer’s first truly modern hiking shoe. Made with a lace-to-toe pattern that provides a user a very secure fit, each shoe is built with a 360 Norwegian welt and a similar sole construction to their popular Lightweight boot. Pre-order now to receive your pair this autumn.
Rancourt has just added a couple more colors to their excellent catalog of handsewns. Here, the Gilman Camp-moc now comes in this greyish-blue Peat Dryden nubuck leather.
Meanwhile, the Eastport loafer is now offered in Black Cavalier (a Horween leather similar to Chromexcel but with less oil content).
NYC menswear shop Leffot (happy 15th anniversary!) has hauled in three different Alden makeups that all feature a combination of milkshake and tan suede—a subtle combination that’s sure to cause some double takes. We’ve got the LWB on the Barrie last…
…the Saddle Shoe, also Barrie-lasted…
…and the Tassel Loafer, built on the Copley last.
C&J has released their Riviera Collection, a squadron of summer-ready loafers. This collection includes three new unstructured loafer models, all built on the new 393 last—a shape that provides a snug-fitting heel and a low-but-not-overly-shallow toebox. First up, the Cannes, an understated loafer seen here in this gorgeous Tan Milled Calf.
Next, the Nice, which is a classic penny loafer with a subtle slit across the strap.
Finally, the Antibes is their new tassel loafer model, seen here in this deep-blue Ocean Calf Suede. Find the rest of the Riviera Collection here.