Welcome back to Shoes ‘n Boots of the Week! Didja miss us?
This week we’re highlighting some new drops from makers such as Parkhurst and Meermin, but since we’re just getting back into the swing of things, we’ll also catch you up on some recent releases from Viberg, White’s, and more. Get after it!
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When you think of C.F. Stead, the first thing that comes to mind may be their striking kudu leathers, but did you know that they make moose leather as well? WELL THEY DO. Parkhurst describes this leather as being a bit on the heavy side, and like kudu, it will show lots of natural scarring and imperfections. Available for preorder through March 14th.
Shoes of Stefan has unveiled their brand-new line of boots made by Miyagi Kogyo’s Japanese workshop. Maryam’s magnificent horsebutt is brought together with a 360 storm welt and a Vibram 705 sole on this straightforwardly handsome plain toe boot with a little chonk. Oh and they’ve also got a monkey boot makeup.
Oak Street’s new-ish Chelsea now comes in another C.F. Stead leather, Cognac Mohawk. If this rugged chelsea speaks to you, jump on it soon, as it’s a limited release.
Made with dark brown calfskin on Alden’s dressy Aberdeen last, this perforated cap toe boot is primed for versatility, whether you’re pairing it with jeans or a casual suit. It’s been flying off the shelves already—there are only a few sizes left.
This Service Boot is made with M. Bison’s–er, excuse me—Horween’s Natural M’s Bison Chromexcel. A rugged leather for the statement-ready 310 last? Yes!
Another recent 310 release, this one comes in Horween Dublin, and is built with a Ridgeway sole, a rare pairing for this last. Rough and rugged and ready to tramp.
Meermin Olive Shinki Hikaku Shell–Cap Toe Derby Boot: $450, NST Boot: $475, Plain Toe Service Boot: $475
You don’t often see green shell cordovan boots, and Meermin is offering them here in triplicate for a great value. All of these models are built on Meermin’s HOK last, with brass hardware and a storm welt. Only available for preorder for just a few more days.
Spokane’s own White’s first released the Perry moc-toe last year, but now you can grab it in Seidel’s Red Dog leather, which really jives well with this classic workboot pattern.
Here’s another green boot for ya, in a leather that Truman is saying is “the finest horse rump we’ve ever run.” It’s available to be made in either their 79, 55 or 20 lasts with a small variety of custom pattern tweaks.
Truman’s throwing their entire leather arsenal at your disposal to build your own chukka—from oil tanned roughouts, to CXL, to horsebutt, kudu, shrunken bison, and even Truman’s distinctive blue squirrel rambler. Pick your last, outsole, thread and hardware color, structured or unstructured toe…the whole deal.
Okay, this last entry isn’t a new release per se, but I wanted to include it because 1) S&S just got some more of these boots freshly restocked in Burgundy CXL, Olive CXL, and Whiskey Cavalier; and 2) you should check out the awesome, prize-laden charity raffle they’re doing this month. Entry only open till March 15th!