BOOT OF THE DAY | #192 | ALDEN DARK BROWN COUNTRY CALF GRAIN INDY BOOT @ FRANS BOONE

What a wonderful boot! When I had to compose a boot for my own it could have the same look as this ALDEN available @ FRANS BOONE did with. From the bootleg to the sole – just perfect. Love the chocolate structured grain calf leather combined with one of my most beloved soles: the ALDEN crepe sole with a leather tip. Combine this great look: the brass eyelets and hooks. Awesome. pics | @FRANS BOONE

RED WING HERITAGE NEWS | THE FOREMAN CHUKKA – STYLES #9215 & 9216

Chukkas are not my cup of coffee, but the new RWS CHUKKAS #9215 and #9216 might be. Because RW put one of my absolut favorite soles these: the durable but lightweight neoprene cushion sole. The FOREMAN CHUKKAS are available in two leathers: dark rich brown BRIAR OIL SLICK and BLACK HARNESS. The look is timeless – a classic chukka. And for sure these boots are made in Red Wing, Minnesota, USA. I will check up these the next days at RWS Store FRANKFURT i think. photos | ©Red Wing Heritage 

LTG BOOT & SHOE COLLECTION | 26 | VIBERG SERVICE BOOT 1950 WITH VIBRAM 4014 WHITE CRISTY SOLE

2 months ago i did a post about my VIBERG SERVICE BOOT 1950 in black with a DAINITE SOLE. todays #26 boot of my collection is the same boot just brown colored with another sole, the WHITE CRISTY VIBRAM 4014. as the pics show, i did not wear this boot so often. i prefer the black SERVICE BOOT with its DAINITE SOLE much more. i think this sole fits the look of the boot much better. the #4014 is comfortable but it looks like a contemporary compromise to me. when i wear this boot sometimes i think if i wear a hybrid between a RED WING BOOT and a VIBERG. for sure this VIBERG SERVICE BOOT is a really perfect and best made boot but not my favorite one. if it might be yours, you can get it @ volls.de.  pics | LTG

VIBERG SERVICE BOOT 1950
date of buying | okt 2012 @ volls.de
size | 9 E
height | 6 inch
leather | brown chromexcel
pull loop | no
hardware | eyelets, 8 holes
laces | cotton – changed the leather laces – i don’t like the handling
sole | VIBRAM 4014 white cristy
heel base | straight
heel height | standard
mid sole | standard leather, natural, double stitched
toe design | brogue
insole | leather footbed
welt | double welted
steel toe | NO
category | work boot
handmade in CANADA


 



RISING SUN MFG CO. | OUTDOOR VEST INDIGO RAW

one of my absolute favorite vests which gets better and better with every wear. it is made of selvage indigo – look at the nice details. i like this hunting styled vest with its cinch back and chambray lining. i own another raw brown duck outdoor vest from RISING SUN which is much stiffer but as nice as the indigo one. great american made stuff! pics | LTG 

 

 


SHOE SOLE RINGS by HENDER SCHEME | A-MUST-HAVE FOR THE SHOE & BOOT MANIAC

what a simple but wonderful idea: rings made of shoe soles. i think a must-have-accessoire for shoe & boot maniacs. these nice leather pieces i found @ canadian HAVEN SHOP made by japanese shoe & boot maker HENDER SCHEME known from FREE & EASY, CLUTCH and POPEYE magazines. please check their website: it is very well done with some nice effects. the rings are made of the same materials the shoes of HENDER SCHEME are made, stacked together and polished. they are available in 3 colors: in a natural, dark brown and black finish. i think by wearing these rings they will get better and better. hey, let’s do a VIBRAM ring! pics | HAVEN & HENDER SCHEME

here just some samples of shoes made by HENDER SCHEME



LTG BOOT & SHOE COLLECTION | 23 | 06 WHITE’S BOOTS CLASSIC BULL HIDE SEMI DRESS

this was may first WHITE’S BOOT ever: a classic SEMI-DRESS. i built this boot for my own at BAKER SHOES in 2007. it was a bit strange and very exciting because the boot was really expensive compared to all my RED WINGs and i did not know anything about the fit. in 2007 ask some one for WHITE’S BOOTS in germany: nobody knew this great traditional boot maker from spokan, washington. time changed; the last 6 years brands like VIBERG, WESCO and WHITE’S became well known in europe. but boots of these labels are still expensive and not pushed by distribution. good to know, so they will never get a mainstream products. beside, the higher prices of these boots are okay indeed. if you ever wear a WHITE’S you will feel the price of it: made of heavy and best leathers, solid and lifetime built, most comfortable – this is what i call LIFE TIME GEAR! in germany you get WHITE’S BOOTS at the BOOTERY at VATER&SOHN in hamburg, germany. pics | LTG

SEMI DRESS BULLHIDE
date of buying | new 2007
size | 9.5 D
height | 6 inch
leather | chocolate brown bullhide
pull loop | no
hardware | antique eyelets & hooks
laces | nylon
sole | vibram #700
half slip | yes
heel base | curve
heel height | standard
mid sole | standard, leather, brown
toe design | plain toe
insole | leather with cushioned footbed
welt | leather welt
steel toe | NO
category | classic work boot
made in USA