BOOT OF THE DAY | #190 | NAVY CHROMEXCEL INDY WORK BOOT BY ALDEN FOR THE BUREAU BELFAST

yesterday a tan suede INDY of my boot collection @ LIFE TIME GEAR today an INDY made of NAVY CHROMEXCEL. what an exotic superb color for an INDY boot with one of my favorite soles: the plantation crepe sole. here some more product details: “… The classic Indy boot with a Navy Chromexcel calf leather upper and glove leather lining. 9 tonal metal eyelets, flat cotton laces, contrast stitching on the toe, reverse split welt and a plantation crepe sole with glide leather tip and brass nails. Width fitting D which is the classic American width fit and made on a Trubalance last. Handmade in USA., Style No M3813 …” the boot is exclusively made to order for THE BUREAU BELFAST. pics | © THE BUREAU BELFAST


BOOT OF THE DAY | #188 | WWII US ARMY & AAF M-43 SERVICE SHOES

in july 2011 i did a post about MASH’s reproduced WWII US ARMY & AAF M-42 SERVICE SHOES. this post seems to be very interested for you guys – since more than 2.5 years still a lot of people check this blogpost. so i will you show a second reproduction that is well done and sold by MASH, japan: the WWII US ARMY & AAF M-43 SERVICE SHOES. as nice as the M42 with a lot of great details exactly authentically reproduced from the original boot. the WWII shoe lasts which are well known as “DR. MUNSON’S SHOE LAST” are full copied and should be very comfortable as the MASH team appreciates. the people from MASH studied over 100 pairs of originals before the rebuild their M-43. for more detailed information check the MASH site. there you can buy these wonderful replica boots for about 360 US $. some more facts from MASH about the M-43: “goodyear welt constructed shoe, blucher Pattern, with 1/2 bellows tongue, out-side counter pocket, full toe vamp, heavy first quality bend outersole, slip tap, out-side tap of reclaim rubber and reclaim rubber heel. the leather is best quality, heavy army rough side out. the shoe is unlined.” pics | © MASH JAPAN