this week i got a mail with some very nice pics of extra ordinary boots – everything but not mainstream. i love this! FRANK OTTERS, living near frankfurt in nice BAD SODEN, TAUNUS send me pics from three of his favorite boots. he works in the real estate business and when he is not wearing a suit he prefers “everything that is raw”, not washed, real japanese denim and labels like EATDUST, CARHARTT-WORKWEAR, ENGINEERED GARMENTS, LEVI’S RED and POST O – and BECKMAN RED WING SHOES. good taste, we have some similarities. one of his absolute favorites is his olive JOHNSON MOTORS “278” jacket. he loves barbecue and cruising with his vintage OLDSMOBILE. to the boots. the first one is a vintage nice rugged in classic PACKER BOOT with beautiful stitchings. a boot for the working cowboy or horsemen. FRANK, nice laced up – looks like a classic ARMY LACING. this PACKER is about 40 years old. he got it from ebay USA. the second boot is a DAYTON boot named DRIVER. it is 6″ low, made of engineer leather with white leather heels and oil proofed cord soles. very smart and special because of the color combination. i remember that years ago you got this boot in a black and red combination beside of white. FRANK bought this boot last year in VANCOUVER directly at DAYTON BOOTS. the DRIVER is not available in the bad mainstream collection you can get in europe. the third boot is from KERO. maybe you remember my post from september 2011: DENIM DEMON x KERO BOOTS | WHEN A RED WING 877 GOES SWEDEN. FRANK owns a pair of this swedish boots. he told me that they are made of reindeer skin. i think to remember that they were made of cowhide leather – i don’t know. but this swedish “lapland style” looks great. thanks again FRANK for sending me these pics. pics | FRANK OTTER


this isn’t for me a copy but a work boot interpretation with a wink. found at great swedish shop
CALIROOTS who call this boot their self a “RED WING style BEAK BOOT”. the shape of this “hybrid”
boot is based on a traditional sami beak mixed with the classic 877 style from RWS. made of
vegetable tanned cowhide leather sourced straight from the KERO tannery in Sattajärvi and super
flexible VIBRAM MOREFLEX CRISTY soles. super limited numbers! funny, anyway. and check the
KERO site and you’ll find some other great leather goods, not only boots and shoes. pics | caliroots