No one knows whether George Mallory reached the summit of Everest before the peak claimed his life in 1924. But we do have a good idea of what his shoes looked like. The Viberg Mallory Boot is a careful recreation of the mountaineer's climbing boots found with his remains some 75 years after his disappearance. Built on a vintage last, they have a brown waxed leather upper, melton wool tongue, felt midsole, and plenty of rugged hobnails. Down to the hand stitched leather patches placed where Mallory's own boots had worn through, they're faithful to the original, and are likewise not available for purchase.
Relaxing around the house calls for a certain mix of attire. Comfortable pants (with pockets — let's not be savages here), a soft tee, and footwear that strikes the right balance of casual and classy. Like the Lanona Fireside Moc Slipper, for example. It uses a classic houseslipper silhouette, but plusses it with a Horween Color #8 Chromexcel upper, an outsole made from Rough-out Chromexcel, a double-padded insole, and a maple cow liner for additional comfort, and what one can only assume is added resistance against unpleasant odors.
When we decided to make a pair of moccasin-style boots, we knew two things — that we wanted a special signature leather, and that we had to go to the only place in America where they're still sewing boots by hand. So we poured over samples until we found a source for rare shrunken black bison hides, and then we consulted with our friends at Oak Street Bootmakers, who helped grant us access to one of the last remaining boot factories in Maine. Inspired by the Ranger boots built for New England Guidesmen of the 1930's and 40's, the Oak Street x Uncrate Hunt Boots are the result of months of planning, sourcing, and crafting. The textured silhouette, with a fit more like a glove than a boot, is steeped in traditional, century-old techniques with a hand-sewn moc toe, wax stitching, and rawhide laces. Rollmoc construction helps with water resistance, and an updated Vibram outsole keeps you grounded properly. The Oak Street x Uncrate Hunt Boots are ready for decades of your own adventures, and we're proud to have had a hand in bringing them to life.
View our Process article to see the boots being made and for further details and photos of our American shrunken bison leather and the Tasman tannery.
Mixing a city-ready upper with a trail-ready outsole, the Nike x Poler SB Dunk Boot will keep you ready for any situation. The leather and synthetic upper comes from the Nike Dunk basketball shoe and has a water-resistant finish, while the Nike Free-inspired outsole is from the Special Field boot and has lugs for added traction in adverse conditions. Poler's signature furry camo pattern can be seen on the gray and black upper, and the shoe is finished with orange accents.
Inspired by the linemen who built and climbed electrical poles and lines, these Timberland Lineman Boots are ready to stand up to any terrain or task. Handcrafted in the USA, each pair of boots has a Horween leather upper and a Vibram outsole for strength and durability, with Poron cushion memory foam in the footbed for outstanding comfort. Whether it's your daily commute or the next adventure with friends, these Lineman boots will keep you prepared, and are built to last a lifetime.