Tanner Goods in Portland, Oregon knows a thing or two about high-quality leather products. From wallets to belts and plenty of other products, they're no stranger the leather game. That's why these Tanner Goods Court Classic shoes — a collaboration with Rancourt & Co. — are a perfect progression for the brand. Designed in Oregon and made in Maine, each pair features natural Horween leather and a beautiful Honey Vibram sole. Rancourt's process includes over 100 steps, further establishing the quality and care and goes in to every shoe. Only 80 pairs were made, so don't hesitate to add these to your growing collection.
Combining iconic Chuck Taylor All Stars with indigo has been done before, but probably not as well as these Converse x Tunue De Nimes Indigo Chuck Taylor All Stars. Amsterdam denim makers Tenue de Nîmes took 100 pairs of low-top Chucks and submerged them one-by-one into indigo dye. Each shoe was then pulled from the dye once they had a certain look. Made to celebrate Amsterdam Denim Days, no two pairs look alike and were dyed using only natural ingredients.
With a breathable upper and low-slung silhouette, the Native Apollo Moc XL is an ideal spring sneaker. Its single-piece upper is made from microfiber, enhanced by hundreds of laser-cut perforations that allow plenty of airflow. The color-matched laces are also made from microfiber, while the midsole and outsole is made from EVA for comfort, with rubber inserts in the toe and heel to give you a bit of added traction. 100% beast-free, they're incredibly lightweight and available in four different colorways.
For a boot that is equal parts stylish and durable, look no further than The Jack Boot from Taft. Each pair features a 100% Italian natural wool upper treated for water resistance, vegetable-tanned, hand painted Italian calfskin in the toe cap and counter, and a stacked leather sole with rubber inserts for extra grip and durability. Handmade in Spain, they provide a unique, polished look to help round out your getup this Spring.
Created to celebrate Air Max Day, the Nikelab Air Max 1 Royal is the first entry into the company's Royal series, which takes classic silhouettes and reimagines them in luxury materials. The Royal's upper is made from synthetic suede, with embellished stitching and debossed details, and is joined with a leather heel wrap and sockliner. A buffed Phylon midsole holds the shoe's signature visible Max Air unit, and a traditional rubber outsole provides outstanding traction. Available in black or linen.
Based on the same technology that made Marty McFly's Mags a reality, the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 is ready to bring auto-lacing technology into the real world. Designed by the legendary Tinker Hatfield with an assist from Tiffany Beers, the shoes hide their mechanical systems under under the arch, using a sensor to tell when you've stepped in, and automatically adjusting the laces to fit your foot. From there, two buttons let you tighten and loosen as necessary, but this is only the beginning — Nike claims that future models may be able to dynamically adjust the laces on the fly. Offered exclusively to Nike+ members, they come in three colorways.
Drawing on technology developed for their Magista soccer cleat, the Nike LunarEpic Flyknit is the company's most advanced running shoe yet. It uses a one-piece Nike Flyknit upper and a mid-height collar to let the foot, ankle, and lower leg work together as a single unit. Different knit densities and Flywire cables help provide support and a lockdown fit, and the midsole — made from two different heat-fused foams — provides outstanding cushioning while laser siping on the side allows for flexibility. Finally, the rubber-free outsole extends the Lunarlon foam all the way to the ground in the form of "pistons" that sport laser-siped geometric patterns and move individually to maximize traction, cushioning, and energy return. Available in a rainbow of eye-catching colorways.
An updated take on the classic silhouette, the Todd Snyder x PF Flyers Rambler Hi Sneaker pairs well with a wide assortment of ensembles. The Cheveux leather upper comes in black or white, with a debossed ankle patch, and perforations down the side and on the tongue to add visual interest while increasing ventilation. A light gum rubber midsole provides contrast with the monotone upper, the cushion insole is complemented by pigskin lining, and the rear features Todd Snyder's signature logo loop. Good for everything from a business meeting to a lazy day grocery run.
If you're going to spend some cash for a great pair of boots, they should look as nice with your work attire as they do for a relaxed weekend. The Carter boots from Jack Erwin are versatile enough to call your everyday boots. Borrowing from the look of a classic combat boot, it's designed for your daily grind. Each pair is Goodyear welted with a full grain leather upper, natural calf lining and a rubber heel piece for grip and durability. Add in a double leather sole for insulation and a really cool wingtip shape, and you've got a pair of boots primed for just about any occasion.
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.
It's officially boot season, and these Trench Boots from Nisolo should be at the top of your shopping list. Inspired by the original American trench boot, they come equipped with a stacked leather heel, welt construction, natural leather outsole, and a calfskin interior lining to keep you comfortable. Available in Oak, Brandy, and Noir colorways, they're durable enough to wear everyday, and even year round, while maintaining the look and feel you'd expect from a classic trench boot.
As classic as sneakers get, the PF Flyer Rambler Speckled takes cues from the 70 + year tradition the brand boasts, with an added twist. Available in black or grey speckled wool, each pair of Ramblers features the Posture Foundation insole, patented back in 1933, and still going strong. A classic hi-top with baseball diamond leather outsole, traditional lace, and the square, green PF heel patch — a sign of the brand's enduring dedication to quality sneakers.
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.