Ahoy! I’m typing this from under a mountain of cardboard boxes—I just moved last week, so big thanks to Ben for covering for me. In this week’s roundup, we’ll be giving you the lowdown on some wild ‘n Wooly releases from Viberg, some Russian Calf beauties from Carmina, an intriguing shell cordovan release from Meermin, and a nonstop chugging train of Alden makeups.

You can get caught up on our previous release roundups here.

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Viberg Division Road Service Boot Black Unicorn

Viberg x Division Road Service Boot in Black Unicorn: $745

There’s a nice double shot of ‘Bergs coming from Division Road this week. First, we’ve got a Service Boot built on the 2020 last in a waxy black elk leather from C.F. Stead. Division Road mentions this’ll have some really nice pull-up character to it.

Viberg Division Road Service Boot Bone Chamois

Viberg x Division Road Service Boot in Bone Chamois Roughout: $765

Meanwhile, DR is also releasing a Service Boot on Viberg’s gold-standard 2030 last in Horween’s Bone Chamois leather, with a contrast tongue and some comfy Lactae Hevea soles.

alden brogue menlo bal color 8 shell cordovan

Alden x Brogue “Menlo” Balmoral: $790

It’s appropriate for a shop named “Brogue” to serve up a handsome full-brogue balmoral like this one. This pair is made on the dressy Plaza last with Color 8 Shell Cordovan. Check out the ram medallion on the toes! Love it.

alden brogue sinatra saddle shoe

Alden x Brogue “Sinatra” Saddle Shoe: $595

A saddle shoe that Ol’ Blue Eyes would no doubt enjoy wearing. These handsome fellas are made on the Barrie last with a 360 flat welt and single Waterloc soles.

alden brogue indigo valley jumper boot

Alden x Brogue “Indigo Valley” Jumper Boot: $615

Last but not least from Brogue, a pair of blue suede jumper boots made on the Barrie last with a 270 flat welt and commando soles. Da ba dee, da ba di.

trickers the bureau combat boot natural dublin

Tricker’s x The Bureau Combat Boot in Natural Dublin: $725

The Bureau offers up their latest Tricker’s exclusive in Horween natural Dublin leather with casual Vibram 2060 soles. I’m really loving the triple-stitch detail at the quarters, heel counter and toe.

meermin jumper tobacco waxy shell cordovan

Meermin Jumper Boot in Tobacco Waxy Shell Cordovan: $350

Meermin is back this week with another intriguing makeup that features an exclusive waxed shell cordovan (from a top-secret tannery). The patina on these boots is guaranteed to be one-of-a-kind. This pair is built on the Rod last with commando soles and Meermin’s “Ultraflex” Goodyear welt construction.

Viberg service boot wooly brown

Viberg 2030 Service Boot in Wooly Brown: $710

Viberg 310 Service Boot in Wooly Brown: $710

Horween’s Wooly leather is a Chromexcel variant, and it gets its name from the fact that it’s loaded with an unrefined lanolin from wool production, also known as “wool grease.” You can either go for the conventional 2030 makeup, or you can spring for the 310 sprung toe.

alden ealdwine imperial longwing blucher

Alden x Ealdwine “The Ealdwine Imperial” Longwing Blucher: $630

An ode to the Florsheim Imperials of yore, these longwing bluchers are made on the Barrie last with some sharp alpine grain leather, and feature a 360 split-reverse welt, double oak leather outsoles, and McAfee dovetail heels.

alden ealdwine phoenix navy high straight tip

Alden x Ealdwine “The Phoenix” Navy High Straight Tip Boot: $800

“The Phoenix” seems capable of rising to any occasion. These straight tip boots are made on the Barrie last with Color 8 shell, a 360 reverse welt, and double Waterloc soles.

alden ealdwine hampstead short wingtip blucher

Alden x Ealdwine “The Hampstead” Short Wingtip Blucher: $615

Rounding out our Ealdwine releases this week are these striking wingtip bluchers in navy CXL. These Barrie last shoes feature a 360 flat welt, double oak leather outsoles, and dovetail heels.

carmina work boot russian calf

Carmina Work Boots in Russian Calf: $840

Now a part of Carmina’s permanent collection, these not terribly work-boot-y Work Boots come in J&FJ Baker’s astounding Russian Calf leather. Built on the Oscar last with their Victoria ridged soles.

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