We’re still stuffed from stuffing over here, and this week’s release roundup is also stuffed with a ton of new shoes ‘n’ boots—the latest Paraboot exclusives from Engineered Garments and Arpenteur; a limited-edition shell cordovan makeup from Rancourt & Co.; an overwhelming number of new Division Road collaborations from Tricker’s and Crockett & Jones; and a whole lot more!
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It’s so exciting to see these finally come to fruition! Back in the fall of 2021, a bunch of shoe nerds descended upon New York for the first-ever Stitchdown Shoenanza. One of the things we did on the trip was put our heads together at Alden Madison to design a completely unique Indy Boot. The result: a 379x-lasted makeup crafted with deadstock Atlantic Club calfskin, complete with nine brass eyes, a 270 storm welt, and brown neocork soles. Just a couple sizes remain!
This Horween shell might read as medium-brown, but can look like anything from reddish caramel to dark brown depending on the light. It’s here for two limited-edition pre-orders from Viberg. First, the Halkett Boot on the 2030 last, with a combination of five blind eyelets and four antique brass speed hooks, finished with a 270 flat welt and leather soles.
Similar specs here on the Rockland Blucher, also crafted on the 2030 last. (Worth noting, as this is a pre-order, you can grab the Rockland or Halkett in either D, E, or EE width!)
A quintet of new exclusive Tricker’s have been added to the Division Road lineup, all decked out in various Horween leathers. We’ll start here with the Burford in Java Waxed Flesh, built on the 4497S last. These rugged country boots are made with a 360 storm welt and Goodyear commando soles.
The rarely-seen Timber Wolf Dublin can be found on this Eaton makeup. Made on the W2298 last, it features a 360 storm welt and Ridgeway soles.
The 4497S-lasted Monty is made in brown Horween bison leather, and bottomed with a 360 storm welt and Goodyear commando soles.
Crafted on the W2298 last, this Stow boot is made in classic Black Chromexcel with a 360 storm welt and Ridgeway soles.
Finally, these Tramping Boots are done up in a veg-tan horsehide on the 4497S last with a 360 storm welt and Ridgeway soles.
DR has also been keeping busy with Crockett & Jones, having just dropped three new C&J exclusives last week. Here we have their signature Coniston derby boot in Horween Bronze Oiled Sides, made on the 378 last with a 360 storm welt and Ridgeway soles.
Next, the split-toed Indiana is here in a British suede leather, also on the 378 last. It too comes with a 360 storm welt and Ridgeway soles.
Finally, the Moray mashes up the previous two leathers on the 378 last, and is also made with a 360 storm welt and Ridgeway soles.
Made with an uncanny square panel of top-notch goring material, the new slip-on boot from Nicks is available to customize on either the 55 or HNW last in all of their leathers and your choice of sole, heel shape, and more. Also available to order in a work build if you’d like a steel or composite safety toe.
Paraboot teams up with French compatriots Arpenteur for another nifty collaboration makeup: the Mirage. Essentially Paraboot’s Chambord model with a wonderfully stripped-down minimalist pattern, it features a 360 Norwegian welt and natural rubber soles. Available in brown…
…or a blacked-out variant.
This extremely handsome, limited-edition Porter is built on the 115 last in Horween Color 8 Shell Cordovan. It’s made with a Blake-rapid construction, and bottomed with a Vibram 430 sole.
The comfy Harrington, lined with Italian plaid-patterned wool, is made here with Navy CXL on the 555E last.
The Harrington’s shearling-lined brother, the Freeman, has just been stocked in Olive CXL…
…and Peanut Orion Suede. Also crafted on the 555E last.
Sizes seem to be going pretty quick on this Barrie-lasted apron toe blucher, which is made in deadstock coffee nubuck leather with a 360 flat welt and single Waterloc soles.
Inspired by 20th century outdoorsman’s footwear, the limited-edition Fisherman Hiker is half hiking boot, half handsewn moccasin. It’s made with Horween buffalo shoulder and is bottomed with a Vibram 430 mini-lug sole.
Taking cues from Paraboot’s origins at the foot of the French Alps, Engineered Garments has imbued the iconic Michael with a serious dose of hiking boot. D-rings take the place of some of the eyelets, and each pair is made with a combination of smooth grain and hairy suede leather. The Michael’s usual 360 Norwegian welt and natural rubber soles remain. Available in black Noir…
…and reddish-brown Whisky.
Black Bear’s opening the books yet again for their exclusive footwear makeups, including this brand new Wesco boot that is just dripping with opulence. Borrowing some of the styling from Wesco’s Mister Lou engineer, this 10-inch boot is made in Horween Natural Shell Cordovan. Featuring Black Bear-branded hardware, “The Boss’s Boss” is built on the MP1339 last with a stitchdown construction (unlike the naildown construction seen above), and is bottomed with a Vibram 705 half sole.
These suave straight tip bluchers from Japanese maker Wheel Robe are made on their 1228 last, and are constructed with a 270 flat welt plus single leather soles (with a topy, it seems) and rubber heels.
As we noted earlier this week, some more of Oak Street’s core models are now being built with a hand-lasted, hand-finished construction. That includes the boondocker-inspired Field Boot, seen here in Natural CXL roughout (also available in natural smooth and black). Crafted on the Elston last, it features a 270 flat welt along with Vibram 700 cork soles (and hand-tapped brass tacks for extra reinforcement).
The other new-and-improved model is the Cap-Toe Trench Boot. Also built on the Elston last, it features a toe cap made with freehand brogueing. Each pair is completed with a 360 flat welt and Dainite soles. Also available in black and natural CXL.
Merging a vintage Australian army boot pattern with the even-more-vintage Munson last, the OZ Trooper is made with a 6-7 oz oil tan leather, a 270 flat welt, and Dr. Sole Supergrip soles. Available in an all-black smooth leather makeup with green soles…
…or a roughout variant with white contrast stitching and black soles. Read more on the OZ Trooper here.