Slip into REEF’s Swellsole Scallywag, a lightweight, waterproof boot to protect the crew in all kinds of wet conditions. It sports a molded TPU upper with a neoprene lining and a soft EVA insole with arch support. The no-slip rubber outsole maintains traction whether you’re sailing, SUP’ing, fishing, or walking a slippery plank.
Kick it with these limited-edition Shiner Beer x Boot Campaign mid-boots in a cool Kryptek camo pattern with patches on the ankle and tongue and a Kryptek logo down the heel tab. A sales portion supports the Boot Campaign mission to assist active duty service members, veterans, and their families.
While an all-terrain personal mobility device sounds like a good idea, we’re not sure that boots that drive like tanks are the best way to get around. Joel Creates shows off his design for a wearable off-road vehicle that’s totally impractical yet extraordinarily cool to see in action. They’d balance way better if they had longer tracks.
Process X takes us inside the Ishii Sports shoe factory to see how artisans create boots by hand. Each shoe starts by cutting shapes out of leather, refining its edges, then gluing and stitching the pieces together, adding lace rivets, and nailing it around a wooden form before sewing on its insole and attaching the layers of its sole.
Process X takes us inside a Japanese factory that’s been making rubber boots for almost 90 years. They start with lumpy, raw rubber, then roll, stamp, form, and assemble pieces to create the body and soles. Then vulcanization applies heat and pressure to make the boots flexible and durable before finishing.
Meet the Westerner, the first release in Heritage Boot Co’s New Frontier Artist series. The meticulously handcrafted boot with crossed-arrow inlays and stitching is a killer collaboration by the Austin boot-making institution, Krissy Teegerstrom of Featherweight Studio, and actor/punk icon John Doe of X fame.
Founded by Kweku Larbi, Baxter Wood Company creates durable, waterproof footwear while helping to make a difference in his home nation of Ghana, Africa. These handsome wellie-inspired boots are made from sustainable 100% tree rubber, and every purchase helps to provide education for children in poverty.
Form and function rule with the Good Design Award-winning Packable Rubber Rain Boots by Japan’s Pokeboo. Made from flexible natural rubber, the boots are thin and lightweight with a durable synthetic rubber sole and drawstring top to keep out rain and bugs. They neatly fit into/onto a backpack with its carabiner pouch.
How do you improve the original duck boot? Make it warmer and more flexible by replacing the traditional rubber shell with waterproof AeroForm polyurethane so it doesn’t transfer cold. Coupled with a water-resistant, full-grain leather upper and heavy-traction soles, the LaCrosse Aero Timber Top is built for slushy, muddy tasks.
Snow and ice have met their match with Danner’s gorgeous suede hiking boot. Built for men and women, it outfits the popular Mountain 600 collection with a high top and cold-weather tech: Vibram’s Arctic Grip and Ice Trek rubber compounds for traction, plus Primaloft Gold insulation, a waterproof zipper, and a Danner Dry waterproof membrane.
Chrome’s understated and comfortable workboot is designed to keep your feet dry when stormy weather hits. It’s got a full-grain leather upper, a vulcanized rubber sole, an impact-resistant footbed, and a waterproof membrane to keep the wet stuff out all day long.
Following on the heels of Nike’s SpongeBob x Kyrie team-up, Timberland’s limited edition salutes 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants. Available in black and bright blue, the boots feature a bespeckled SpongeBob, Patrick Star, and the evil Plankton, with leather uppers, PrimaLoft insulation, and rubber lug outsoles.
The Bòtann is a stylish and comfortable take on wellies, or waterproof boots. It has a mid-cut silhouette, a neoprene lining for warmth, a heel seal and loop for quick access and removal, a chunky outsole, and a rubber shell that makes it waterproof from top to bottom.
Sanuk’s soft and low boots will your feet warm and comfortable after a long day at work or for a long day of chilling. They have a puffy jacket upper, faux shearling liners, foam footbeds, sawtooth sole and an easy entry heel. Also available in women’s and youth sizes.
Can’t bear to give up your high tops when there’s snow and ice on the ground? This urbane suede offering from Forsake offers a lightweight, athletic fit with seam sealed waterproof construction, so you don’t have to wear your heavy, stanky boots. You’re welcome.
Danner teamed up with fellow outdoor gear maker Filson to make an even tougher version of its Grouse hunting boot. The shoe’s upper is made of leather and Filson’s oil-coated canvas, with Gore-Tex lining to ensure maximum waterproofing and abrasion-resistance.
Nike celebrates the Air Force 1’s 35th anniversary with a continuation of the silhouette’s Special Field Boot mashup. The casual military shoe takes an even more street wear turn, with a high cut profile and laces that can be arranged in a variety of ways.