Inspired by a 1950s design, the Clarks Desert Boot is definitely a unique fusion of new, old, and really old with ornate screen-printed black leather, a crepe sole and orange inner liner.
A remake of a 1953 style commissioned by J. Crew, Red Wing’s Iron Ranger Boots feature a leather insole with cork for comfort, Muleskinner leather upper and Goodyear welting.
SFI and Formula One-approved, Oakley’s Race Boot maximizes tactile response on pedals; it’s also made with flame-resistant CarbonX lining and self-extinguishing split suede.
Inspired by 30s/40s-era boots, Timberland Boot Company’s Fall/Winter 2009 collection is a gorgeous assemblage of Horween burnished leathers, heavy duty buckles and zippers.
Mark Nason’s Avenge Boot hides nothing with a studded metal toe plate, front and center; it also sports a square toe, laser-etched dragon, scalloped overlays and dual buckle straps.
Y-3’s hybrid boot and high-top sneaker, the Hemla is getting two sleek colorways for Fall/Winter 2009; the first is vintage black leather with brown trim, while the second is shiny black.
Nom De Code’s full lineup of Autumn/Winter 2009 boots gets their big reveal above; their signature toe-rise is in place, along with an industrial, blue-collar aesthetic.
Purveyor of things of all things simple Erik Schedin has added a pair of Danner Light Boots to his highly selective inventory; we’re digging the clean lines and two-tone colorway.
Brown leather piping, suede inserts, and ultra soft leather stand out in OMP Racing’s Vintage Collection of helmets, boots and gloves, all inspired by 60s Bullitt-star Steve McQueen.
Not just Vincent but “The” Vincent, Vael is due to release this premium 8″ boot in Fall 2009; it’s made with pebbled leather, Vibram soles and leather laces and will come in three colorways.
A throwback to the lace-to-toe hikers popular in the 90s, VAEL’s Apres Boot is due out Fall 2009 and will feature a high-cut leather upper and an EVA sole that eliminates break-in time.
Classy but low key, Golden Goose’s Overcraft Boots feature eye-catching zipper hardware and extra high tongues but keep things level with a rugged Italian leather upper.
Ultra-swank with a ribbed/wood-grain texture, Concepts teams up with Timberland with this clean 6″ boot; it sports premium Epi leather and is available 4/18 exclusively at Concepts.
Part of Red Wing’s Spring and Summer 2009 line, their Classic Round Lace-Up Boot looks fresh with an Oro Russet Leather upper and includes their trademark Goodyear welting.
Timberland Boot Company’s Counterpane Boots have a well-worn, rugged style with Italian canvas and Horween full-grain leather panels; it’s unlined to keep the weight light.
Dr. Martens’ For Life collection features a lifetime guarantee, thanks to added weight and thickness, Goodyear welting and Hardlife leather; available in an 8-eye boot and 3-eye shoe.
The result of four years of development, Nike’s SFB Tactical Boot is an ultra-lightweight, fast-drying boot with puncture protection, increased traction and no break-in time.
Prada’s Novo Calfskin Boots are an interesting mix of high-end dress shoes and low-rise boots; it sports gored sides and tire tread soles, all wrapped in swank black calfskin leather.
Oakley’s S.I. Assault Boot is the civvy version of gear made for the Elite Special Forces; it features ample wet/dry traction, a moisture-wicking liner and urethane shock absorption.
Part of Adidas’ Originals by Originals series, these hybrid MT boots are made by street aficionado Kazuki Kuraishi; they blend hiking and running with a ZX sole and a speed lacing system.
125 year-old American bootmaker Wolverine is re-releasing its classic 1,000 Mile Boot for Fall 2009; first produced in the early 1900s, it was reputed to give owners 1k miles of wear.
Redwing’s Nom De Guerre is a moc toe boot inspired by gear worn by WWII soldiers on the European front; it features a Nubuck upper, Goodyear welting and Traction Tred sole.
Clearly inspired by The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, these double-tongued snowboarding boots are a collab between Nike, artist Arbito and pro snowboarder Danny Kass.
Timberland’s Tackhead boots are mostly rugged with just a whiff of refinement; waxed and washed canvas is topped with a leather toecap, while the sole is made of wood and rubber.
Introverts need not apply: this Raf Simons Astranaut Boot will likely blind passersby with its silver metallic finish; it’s also fitted with an external zip pouch on the back of the heel.
With a reinforced toe and tumbled full-grain leather shell that resembles organic armor plating, Polo Ralph Lauren’s Holden Boots strike just the right balance between style and utility.
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