2021 is winding down, folks, but new boots keep on rolling in. Speaking of which, we’ve got some new releases from Rolling Dub Trio to talk about this week, plus the latest from Nicks, Oak Street Bootmakers, and more.
Plenty of other roundups to catch up on here.
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Now available at Standard & Strange, Japan’s Rolling Dub Trio—not too often seen in the US—has arrived to provide some heritage-inspired goodness with impeccable craftsmanship. First up, a pair of RDT’s Roots Boot in an 8.5” cap-toe configuration, made with black Italian horsebutt, double-row stitchdown, and Boots Factory rubber soles with Quabaug heels.
Meanwhile, S&S is also serving up one of RDT’s most distinct makeups: the Coupen, the perfect marriage between a boot and a shoe. Made with black horsebutt CXL, these shoeboots feature a 360 flat welt construction, plus cork soles and Boots Factory-branded heels.
In terms of brand-new releases, Nicks has had quite a productive 2021, and they’re closing out the year by dropping a revamped design of their LTT pattern. Available for MTO customization both in their heritage build as well as their work build.
Once again, Oak Street Bootmakers has graced us with a killer boondocker-inspired makeup with this Field Boot. Built with Seidel’s tough Black Oil Tan Roughout and Dr. Sole’s raw cord soles, you’ve got one heck of a burly pair right here.
Also available at OSB: some low bois built with that same striking combo of Black Oil Tan Roughout and Dr. Sole raw cord soles. Hard to go wrong with either pair here.
Division Road just restocked four of its core exclusive White’s, including one of our all-time two-tone lace-to-toe favorites in a Horween waxed flesh two-fer. There are a couple of these in the Patina Thunderdome, and man do they go places.
Another favorite: a tallboy Semi-Dress with a block heel, in vastly underrated British Tan Chromexcel from Horween, with a block heel and 100% eyelets. Total re-thinking of one of the classic boots.
Chonk chonk chonk. 55 last. All eyelets!
Another White’s staple, mated with a get-it-done commando lug sole, and going all-eyelets too. Can’t miss.
A pair of murdered-out LWBs with just a hint of ruggedness—and visible black eyelets, instead of the standard blind variation—these gunboats are built on Alden’s Barrie last with Horween’s black shell cordovan, and feature a 360 split reverse welt with commando soles.
We continue to be impressed by all these Yuketen collabs from The Bureau. Featuring a bit of blue bandana suede and a multitude of other leathers, these boots are built on Yuketen’s 1950s moccasin last with Vibram 2021 soles.
C.F. Stead’s Rambler leather is a favorite of Trumanheads, and now you can grab a pair of boots in this stunning Teal variation. Built on Truman’s 79 last with a 270 flat welt and Vibram 430 mini-lug soles.