Most high-quality boots are made to last years, if not decades. But you have to take proper care of them. The Red Wing Heritage Master Care Kit includes everything you need to do so. The included waxed canvas mason bag sports copper leather details, and has a (filled) slot for every single care product Red Wing makes. The package also comes with a leather working mat, two pairs of boot bags, some finishing cloths, two pairs of socks, and an embossed boot horn that will help keep those heels in great shape.
Launched in 2004, Common Projects has firmly established itself in the pantheon of high end footwear with low-key aesthetics. The only branding visible on the shoes are ten gold digits, divided into three sets, indicating the style, size and color of the shoe. The sleek lines and contemporary styling of their Chelsea Boots have garnered a cult-like following. This new variation features black suede with coordinating elastic gussets and crepe soles. They are meticulously handcrafted in Italy and their minimal styling is suited to occasions, formal and casual.
When James Bond needed a pair of boots for the rugged conditions in the Austrian Alps during Spectre, 007 turned to the legendary Danner Mountain Light II, the same model we collaborated with Danner on last year. (We're not saying James Bond reads Uncrate, but it's clear Q does.) Made in Danner's Portland factory, in a special black-on-black colorway, the Mounting Light II is a classic hiking boot with unmatched quality, durability and support. The full-grain, one-piece leather upper offers a spy-worthy classic look, while the Gore-Tex lining provides waterproof protection. Danner's famous stitchdown construction creates a wider platform for stability, and the lace-to-toe system ensures a secure fit. The chunky Vibram Kletterlift outsole offers comfort, superb shock absorption, and great traction on both wet and dry surfaces — no matter if you're heading up a snow-covered crest or find yourself chasing down villains in an unexpected plane/car chase.
Meticulously crafted by the hands of skilled Japanese workmen, Hender Scheme Natural Sneakers are instantly recognizable yet determinedly subtle. They're recognizable thanks to the decision to base all their designs on iconic sneakers of the past, like the Air Force 1, New Balance 1300, and Air Jordan IV. They're subtle, thanks to natural leather uppers, stacked soles, and panelled construction that let the design show through in various tones of tan. And thanks to those natural leather uppers, they'll patina and age with grace, giving them an heirloom-like quality you won't find in the mass-produced kicks on which they're based.
We're used to hearing the term "milled" used for things like aluminum, stainless steel, and even polymer. The Adidas Futurecraft Superstar Sneaker borrows the same technology and applies it to leather. Doing so allows the shoe to sport a one-piece bespoke leather upper that's milled to varying thicknesses to form the toe cap, lace holes, and instantly-recognizable three stripe design. Only 45 pairs are available, in the same stealth black colorway seen here.
Dreams do come true. Nike is releasing Marty's mythical shoe from Back to the Future II. In addition to the glowing LEDs and all the McFly style you can handle, the Nike MAG finally brings power-lacing to your feet. Yes, this is real. In the brief video below, Michael J. Fox, appropriately the first recipient of the shoes, tries them on for the first time. "The result is an individually responsive system that senses the wearer's motion to provide adaptive on-demand comfort and support," Nike says. "But this is just the first iteration." Meaning, expect to see power laces in other Nike shoes sooner than you think. The limited edition MAGs will be available via auction in Spring 2016, with all proceeds going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
Inspired by the payaaqek, a simple native Alaskan boot, the Nikelab Payaa pays tribute with a minimal, monotone design. The one-piece mesh and foam upper provides excellent breathability and a snug fit, the outsole has been cored out to reduce weight while enhancing flexibility, and the shoes are easy to slide on and off thanks to a lacing system that uses a simple lock in place of a traditional knot. Available in red, white, blue, and black.
Mixing office-ready formality with dinner-ready attitude, the Nisolo Emilio Chukka Boot is versatile enough for all-day wear. A full-length leather insole provides plenty of comfort, as does the cushioned, leather-lined interior. The lace up design comes high enough to cover the ankle, lending added support, while the rubber heel cap lends necessary added traction to the leather outsole. Handmade in Peru, each pair helps provide opportunity not only for the shoemakers themselves, but for the local suppliers who've worked with them for decades.
Casual comfort meshes with a court-ready silhouette in the Adidas Tubular X. The shoe gets its name from the Tubular outsole, built from two pieces of EVA foam: a firmer piece on which the foot sits, and a softer outer tube that provides outstanding comfort. It also has distinctive sidewall rims inspired by the outsole of the Adidas Forum basketball shoe, a synthetic midfoot with the titular X design, a flexible circular-knit upper, and toe and heel pullers to make it easier to slip on and off.
Since its inception in 1982, New Balance's Made in the USA 990-series has been synonymous with quality and comfort — they were favorites of Steve Jobs — but not bold colorways. These New Balance 998 NB1 Custom Shoes are out to change that. Using an online tool, you can customize the color of a number of the shoe's parts, including the logo, underlay, heel, toe, lining, accents, and abzorb cushion-packing sole, ensuring that you get a pair that matches your personal style.
Nike digs into its rich history again to bring back the Nike Cortez '72 Shoes. The original innovation came from legendary track coach and Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman, who created the Cortez prototype that added midsole cushioning which greatly improved shock absorption at the heel. As important as that is though, these kicks are best known as the shoes Forrest Gump laced up to run across the country in. The brand new editions come with an updated leather upper, zigzag edges, a back pull tab, rubber toe cap, and a vintage inspired foam tongue.
Kanye once again reminds us he's not just a rapper with a Brad reputation, but also a guy who can design some killer kicks. The second sneaker from his rookie season with Adidas, the Yeezy Boost 350 is a lower-cut, more practical pair than the futuristic model released earlier this year. Sporting a sock-like Primeknit upper, leather details, and a full length Boost midsole, you'll look good and feel good, all day. This black version goes on sale this Saturday, and will probably sell out before you get out of bed.
There is still plenty of summer weather left to wear your Vans, and if you're looking for a new pair, the Vans Cork Authentic might be right up your alley. The legendary brand jumps into the cork game with these sharp looking kicks, although it's just a pattern, not actual cork that covers you from heel to toe. That helps keep them light and breathable, and paired with the white sole and laces, they're perfect for what's left of shorts season.
The comfort of a house shoe. The stability of a sneaker. The Greats G-Knit offers both with a breathable, heathered one-piece knit upper, an elastic collar, a welded rand, a molded heel counter, a dual-density EVA midsole, and a Vibram FreeRide outsole. Available in three colorways — Cadet (navy), Cargo (olive green), and Nero (black, pictured).
A sneaker, simplified. With an all-mesh upper, a very low curb weight, and a basic design that lets you wear them with or without socks, the Nike Roshe One are everyday shoes that are as comfortable as a pair of slippers. Available in a rainbow of colorways.
If there's one way to enhance the already iconic Stan Smith sneakers from Adidas, it's by adding Primeknit technology. These Adidas Stan Smith Primeknit achieve that, with an upper made from one piece of digital knitting technology, providing the ideal amount of flexibility and support you need. Available in all black, with three stripe detail, flat laces, and leather lining.
When it comes to iconic American gym shoes, the conversation should always start with the Chuck Taylor All Star from Converse. Almost 100 years since the original debuted, a classic is re-imagined with the Chuck Taylor All Star II. But don't worry, most of the upgrades to these timeless kicks don't compromise the look that has made them famous, but instead add to the comfort of a shoe that's never been known for its cushioning. Under the hood they've added a foam padded collar, a non-slip gusseted tongue, and Nike Lunarlon sockliner support for all the comfort you'd wished your Chuck's owned for years.
New Balance continues to meld style with comfort with the Fresh Foam Zante Sweatshirt Sneakers. They feature a lightweight, cozy feel thanks to the breathable sweatshirt material uppers, and are rounded out with vegetable tanned leather accents, reflective New Balance logos, and gum soles. Everyday flexibility collides with performance running technology to create another standout from New Balance.
It takes skill to make a monochromatic sneaker stand out. And stand out the Native Apollo Moc does. Exclusive to Kith, this low-cut shoe sports a one-piece microfiber upper with a perforated forefoot for ventilation, plenty of tread, an EVA midsole for comfort, and a casual, slip-on vibe that's perfect for the Summer months.