In this week’s roundup, we see the return of some banger makeups from makers like Wesco and Sagara, as well as the debut of new models from several makers including Unmarked, Midas Bootmaker, Nicks Boots, and more.
See our previous roundups here.
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Sagara x Standard & Strange Valiant in Crust Horsebutt: $600 (Pre-Order)
The debut pairs from Sagara and Standard & Strange’s new partnership sold out blazingly fast, but for those of you who missed out on this sharp lace-to-toe Valiant in crust horsebutt from Conceria Cloe, S&S is taking pre-orders for the next batch through May. If you can manage to just sit on them for a bunch of months, a fantastic boot for Patina Thunderdome Two, starting Oct 1, 2022!
Nicks Boots x Carl Murawski Vintage TankerPro: $650
We’re pretty darn impressed with these awesome 8 inch tanker boots. Nicks still has some slots open, but apparently they’re going pretty quick. If you’re looking for a pull-on boot in some thick Horween Chromexcel plus the retro steez of deadstock Biltrite soles and Cat’s Paw heels, you gotta check these out.
Nicks Boots Tan Oiled Latigo MTO: $669+
This veg-tanned latigo from US veg-tanners Wickett & Craig returns to Nicks Boots (in a limited run)! Get yourself a lace-up pair of patina monsters!
Viberg 2030 Service Boot in Hummus Veg Veldt: $785
The Viberg Service Boot of the week is another model featuring C.F. Stead’s Hummus Veg Veldt, this time on the 2030 last and with a brogued cap toe. A stitchdown construction and Dainite studded soles complete the package.
Viberg Mule in Noix Eco Grain: $585
Warmer weather means it’s time to break out the mules again, and Viberg’s got a fresh set ready for ya. These latest iterations are all built on the 2030 last, and feature a 360 storm welt and Lactae Hevea crepe soles. This quartet of new mules includes these guys in Noix Eco Grain…
Viberg Mule in Light Tobacco Janus Calf Suede: $645
…the faintly-brown Light Tobacco…
Viberg Mule in Sweet Potato Eco Veg Suede: $585
…the richly-red Sweet Potato…
Viberg Mule in Mole Janus Calf Suede: $645
…and the muted Mole suede.
Alden x Ealdwine “Double J” Indy Boot: $650
These creamy milkshake suede handsewn Indys are made on the Plaza last, and feature a 270 storm welt with Waterloc oiled soles and Starburst heels.
Unmarked Durango Ranch in Black Waxed Suede: $350
These bold, ripping roper boots from Unmarked come in three shades of waxed suede, all featuring a 270 flat welt, a slight Cuban heel, and Bilbo commando soles. You gotch’yer black…
Unmarked Durango Ranch in Dark Brown Waxed Suede: $350
…yer dark brown…
Unmarked Durango Ranch in Mosto Waxed Suede: $350
…and a lighter brown they’re calling “Mosto.”
Alden x Dashing Chicago “Jackson” Wingtip Atom Blucher: $611
Get some action with the Jackson! These mixed-media wingtips feature navy suede and brown JS suede on the Leydon last, and come complete with a 270 flat welt and double oak soles.
Meermin Wholecut in Brown Heritage Shell Cordovan: $310
A whole slew of sexy wholecut dress shoes is available in Meermin’s current MTO offering, including this pair in a brown shell cordovan. Each pair is made on the Mark last with a super-clean 270 welt and single leather soles. Check out their MTO page for more options, including a few different shades in museum calf.
Midas Bootmaker Russian Hatch Grain MTO: $760+
You’ve still got time left to hop on this fantastic MTO opportunity from Midas Bootmaker (read why we’re so excited about it here), featuring a wide-ranging palette of styles and customizations in this famed Russian calf from J&FJ Baker.
Truman Boot Co. Upland Moc Toe in Black Shrunken Bison: $510
These bison boots mean business. Built on the 20 last with leather from Milwaukee’s Law Tanning, these Upland Moc Toe boots feature a 270 flat welt and Truman’s proprietary commando sole.
Alden x Brogue “Ramon” Longwing Blucher: $627
This deadstock nubuck leather looks phenomenal on Alden’s LWB pattern. Made on the ever-reliable Barrie last, these shoes feature a 360 split reverse welt and “light double” oiled leather soles.
Wesco x Black Bear Brand “CEO” Warren: $1790 (Pre-Order)
A whole bunch of Black Bear’s Wesco makeups are once again available for pre-order, including standouts like this stunning Warren boot in Horween black shell cordovan…
Wesco x Black Bear Brand Chukka in Blue Roughout Horsehide: $530 (Pre-Order)
…as well as this newcomer, Wesco’s new-ish chukka in an intriguing navy Italian horsehide roughout.