We’ve got a nice tight release roundup this week, including an shell-tastic Rancourt collaboration from Leffot, two new Attractions engineers at Standard and Strange, and more!

Shoes ‘n’ boots from weeks gone by can be found here.

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Viberg Tempesti HalfSole Natural 2055

Viberg Service Boot 2055 in Tempesti Elbamatt: $840

Viberg’s rolled out a few new Service Boots deploying upper leather from Italian veg-tannery Tempesti in their Elbamatt tannage. First up: a brown pair in the rarely used Munson-y 2055 last with an also-rarely used (for Viberg) Dainite half sole—which also nets a quite smooth-looking uninterrupted heel stack. 

Viberg: Limited Tempesti Brown 2040BCT DrSole

Viberg Service Boot 2040 BCT in Tempesti Elbamatt: $860

On the 2040-last Tempesti Service Boot, Viberg has dropped the half sole in favor of a hearty Raw Cord full sole from Dr. Sole. The pattern is finished with a brouged cap toe and nine brown eyelets.

Freenote x Viberg Chamois Smooth Half Sole 2030 Last

Freenote x Viberg Service Boot in Reverse Tobacco Chamois: $800

Made-in-LA denim-and-plenty-more brand Freenote Cloth has been quietly building a top-notch boot makeup program as well over the last few years. Their own newest Viberg half-sole makeup comes on the round-toed 1035 last, topped off with a cap toe and seven nickel eyelets, plus Horween’s everything-impervious Chamois leather in what might just be that tannage’s most classic and versatile color.

Freenote x Viberg Tobacco Chamois Horween HalfSole 2030 Last

Freenote x Viberg Service Boot in Tobacco Chamois Smooth: $800

One lucky size 9 will also have the same makeup in Horween smooth Tobacco Chamois.

Standard & Strange x Attractions Engineer Suede Black

Standard & Strange x Attractions Lot.329 Engineer Boot in Black Suede: $900

Standard & Strange has been rolling out some serious Attractions engineers (see our deep dive on the rockabilly-inspired Japanese brand here), and now we’ve got the Lot.329 in black full grain—aka not split, aka extra beefy—suede. That leather selection brings some serious contemporary edge to a well patterned engineer boot that typically lands on a squarely vintage aesthetic. This 270-degree Goodyear welted version features Vibram half soles and heels, tonal stitching, and a really pleasing pop of nicke-plated brass buckles.

Standard & Strange Attractions Lot444 Engineer Biltbuck Horsebutt Black

Attractions Lot.444 Engineer Boot in Black Horsebutt: $1300 

S&S is also once again offering Attraction’s Lot.444 Engineer, a platform being used to showcase what must be a few square kilometers of teacore black horsebutt.

Leffot x Rancourt Baxter Shell Color 8 Shell Cordovan Handsewn Boot

Leffot x Rancourt Baxter Boot in Color 8 Shell Cordovan: $925

Leffot has been pulling out all the stops for their 15th anniversary this year, and they show no sign of slowing down. Their most recent showstopper? A collaboration with Maine handsewn moccasin masters Rancourt on a Goodyear welted boot in Color No. 8 shell cordovan with a bouncy natural crepe rubber wedge sole from Lactae Hevea.

Trickers Daniel Tramping Shoe - Espresso Olivvia Derby

Tricker’s Daniel Tramping Shoe in Olivva Burnished Espresso: $725

I am, admittedly, neither born into the Gentry nor a citizen of the Crown. Still, if I ever acquired a country estate (I’m open to offers) and needed to go tramping I might just give the Daniel a look. Part of Tricker’s new seasonal collection, the certified chonky derby is offered in Olivva leather from Weinheimer Tannery and Wet Green. The olive-leaf based vegetable tannage was developed to make the tanning process greener and more circular, and it’s a method other tanneries (Horween for one) have also experimented with as the industry pushes to become more sustainable. It’s also just really nice stuff with a beautiful hand. 

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