First off: did you check out those Vibergs Ben previewed earlier this week? Well, you should! If you want to do some planning for later this year. In the meantime, let’s check out what’s going on this week—we’re highlighting a couple Alden Indys, some beautiful Viberg Service Boots, a bunch of new shell cordovan boots from Meermin, and more.

I have to say that any and all of these could be excellent potential entries that could nab some serious prizes in the Stitchdown Patina Thunderdome

Oh and check out all of our previous roundups here.

[Ed Note: while we never choose anything specifically because of them, some of these recommendations contain affiliate links—the price is the same for you, but Stitchdown gets a small commission if you make a purchase. It’s essential to keeping the site alive, so we really, really appreciate it.]

viberg withered fig service boot mushroom chamois

Viberg x Withered Fig Service Boot in Mushroom Chamois Roughout: $750

Withered Fig’s mushroom 145 oxfords were an all-timer pair, and the leather is back at WF this week with a twist. This time it’s being served up on a 1035 service boot with Lactae Hevea soles. I highly recommend you read Richard’s deep-dive on these boots here.

alden ealdwine yarborough jumper color 8

Alden x Ealdwine “Yarborough” Jumper Boot: $810

Mmph. Look at these things. Barrie last, Color 8 shell, 270 flat welt, double oak soles.

viberg standard strange black shinki horsebutt 2040 service boot

Viberg x Standard & Strange Service Boot in Black Horsebutt: $835

Black horsebutt from Shinki Hikaku. 2040 last. Unstructured toe. Ridgeway sole. My face as I read all the specs.

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Viberg x Division Road Maryam Toscanello Tennessee Calf Slippers: $595

DR’s put out some phenomenal Viberg slippers over the years, and these have a real shot at being among the best. Here’s a nicely worn photo to give you a taste of what could be.

nicks boots overlander 1964 brown

Nicks Boots Overlander in 1964 Brown Leather: $476 (With 10% Discount Throughout May)

At eight inches and sporting a heavy-duty Vibram lug sole, these new fellas from Nicks are built from their recently developed 1964 leather from Seidel. And whatever “it” may be for you, they’re ready for it.

wesco franklin and poe jobmaster ltt

Wesco x Franklin and Poe Jobmaster (Lace to Toe): $519

Franklin and Poe put their own spin on Wesco’s classic work boot with brown Chromexcel, taken to an 8” height and paired with Vibram 705 soles. Available as a lace-to-toe model…

wesco franklin and poe jobmaster plain

Wesco x Franklin and Poe Jobmaster (Plain Toe): $519

…or as a plain toe.

alden madison folsom chukka reverse earth chamois

Alden Madison “Folsom” Slip-On Chukka Boot: $631

There’s a lot afoot at Alden Madison this week, but let’s start by checking out the new “Folsom” slip-on chukka. These bad boys—based on the original tobacco version that Stitchdown and Alden Madison dug out of the Alden archives in the thick of the pandemic shutdown last year—are made with earth reverse chamois leather this time. Barrie last, 270-degree reverse welt, commando soles.

alden madison duncan indy loden suede

Alden Madison “Duncan” Indy Boot: $615

There’s only a couple sizes left in the upcoming preorder run for these loden suede Indys (Trubalance last, btw), but reach out to Alden Madison to get in on the next batch.

alden madison dirty bones 2 lux arabica

Alden Madison “Dirty Bones 2.0” Indy Boot: ~$650

The Dirty Bones are back, baby! The successor to the OG is made with Arabica Lux leather, a Vibram 2060 sole, and features the same subtle foxing stitch on the heels. Also on the Trubalance last.

alden tanker color 8 shell cordovan

Alden Madison Tanker Boot Preorder: $869

These are a core Alden Madison makeup, but we wanted to provide a heads-up on these boots as well, since they often sell out quickly. There are still a few sizes available to preorder for a batch that’s arriving this summer.

meermin jumper boot brown shell cordovan

Meermin Jumper Boot in Brown Heritage Shell Cordovan: $350

Still no word on who this mysterious tannery is that’s providing these lovely shells to Meermin, but this week there’s a bunch of new releases in what Meermin is calling “Heritage Shell Cordovan.” There’s a trio of jumper boots, including this pair in brown…

meermin nst boot whiskey shell cordovan

Meermin NST Boot in Whiskey Heritage Shell Cordovan: $350

…and there’s a few different NST boots as well, including this pair in whiskey. All of these limited-time offerings are made on Meermin’s Rod last with their “ultraflex” welt construction.

truman derby cattail grizzly roughout

Truman Derby in Cattail Grizzly Roughout: $380

Truman’s latest spin on their Derby shoe incorporates some burly Cattail Grizzly leather from Seidel. Built on the 55 last, these shoes are made with a 360 storm welt and commando soles.