November’s kicking off with some outstanding shoes ‘n’ boots, including some surprisingly black Vibergs at Brooklyn Clothing, a new Clinch release at Standard & Strange, a stylin’ lace-to-toe model from Frank’s Boots, plus much more!
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Division Road’s partnership with White’s Boots has once again bore fruit, this time in the form of three distinct, exclusive MP Boot makeups, all decked out in leather from CF Stead.
First up, an MP Sherman plain toe boot in a DR-exclusive leather: New Rosewood Unicorn, an elk hide with a waxed nubuck finish. Crafted on the 5050 last, this boot features White’s signature handsewn stitchdown construction—in a single-row format, instead of double—along with some commando half soles.
Next up, this MP Sherman in Flint Waxed Kudu is, intriguingly, made on a last that we don’t think has been used for an MP model before: the Northwest last, an almost no-arch, round-toe last typically reserved for models like White’s Hikers. Same single-row handsewn stitchdown construction, but this time on Vibram Christy wedges.
Finally, this trio of collabs is capped off by the cap-toed MP-M1 in Sepia Brown Buckingham, a combination-tanned aniline-dyed steerhide. This model comes on the standard MP last with the single-row handsewn stitchdown construction and Vibram 430 mini-lug soles.
Standard & Strange is receiving fresh stock from Clinch, including these Gary tallboy monkey boots. Built on the CN-S last with an unstructured toe, expect to see some terrific teacore in these boots as they wear in. Don’t let the black edge dressing fool you—the Gary is bottomed with green O’Sullivan cork soles and heels.
For Service Boot Sunday this week, Viberg dropped another makeup in this season’s CF Stead Fog Janus Calf Suede. This Service Boot is available in D, E, and also EE widths on the 2030 last, and features a pinked captoe, stitchdown construction, and Lactae Hevea soles.
Brooklyn Clothing recently received their shipment of AW22 boots from Viberg, including a 2030 Service Boot iteration in CF Stead Classic Grey Oiled Culatta. For whatever reason, though, this batch of Grey Oiled Culatta is very dark, leading these boots to have a murdered-out appearance. They include a stitchdown construction with Dainite studded soles.
White’s Boots is going through a big change and expanding their legacy collection to include standard stitchdown iterations alongside their classic handsewn stitchdown models, in order to keep up with demand while also offering their iconic silhouettes at a lower price. The transition is kicking off with the lace-to-toe Cutter…
…and the plain-toe Cruiser, in five different colors of Seidel Double Shot, bottomed with Vibram 430 soles.
Baker’s is also getting in on some more of the C350 stitchdown action too, in the form of these Cruisers made with Maryam Navy Horsehide. If your size or width isn’t available, Baker’s also has built-to-order pairs allocated.
Frank’s is partnering with RUGGED Outdoor Apparel for the Emery, an eye-catching lace-to-toe boot made in Horween Predator Russet Brown leather. These can be built to either a 6 or 8 inch height, and feature a “blogger” heel (heh) that’s sort of a cross between a block and a logger heel, as well as brown Vibram 700 cork soles. Portions of the proceeds for each pair sold will go to benefit Special Olympics Ohio.
These custom Morrison ropers are built to a 10 inch height in Olive CXL along with a tobacco-colored lining, and bottomed with Vibram 430 soles. Stupendous.
These classic black PTBs are Barrie-lasted, feature a pop of color from some nickel eyelets, and are completed with a 360 pre-stitch reverse welt and commando soles.
Unmarked’s clean, straightforward Señor pattern gets decked out in a Honey-colored heavy cowhide, with a 360 stitchdown construction and brown Vibram 700 cork soles.
Todd Snyder Moss?! Yep—TS got their own custom-dyed suede for this exclusive makeup. Water-resistant and Gore-Tex-lined, these Mountain Lights feature a 360 stitchdown construction and Vibram lug soles.
The other fashion-forward collab from Danner this week comes courtesy of Japanese brand and wander, and it pairs grey suede leather with black ripstop for the side panels for a look that’s at home either on the subway or the mountainside. This Danner Light also comes lined with Gore-Tex, a 360 stitchdown construction, and Vibram lug soles.
These damn-beautiful oxfords from Michigan-based Claymore Shop come on the Hampton last with a 270 flat welt and single oak leather sole.
The wedge-soled Forefront, along with the rest of JK’s main workboot line, is now available to order in this 8 ounce American bison leather.