LTG BOOT & SHOE COLLECTION | 27 | ALDEN X LEFFOT INDY BOOT TAN SUEDE

after one year this ALDEN X LEFFOT INDY boot is still one of my absolute favorites. great combination between leather, color, sole, laces … everything. and so unique!
ALDEN X LEFFOT INDY BOOT
date of buying / preordered @ LEFFOT | autumn 2012
delivery | february 2013
size | 9.5 D
height | 6 inch
leather | suede
leather color | tan
pull loop | no
lace design | plain
sole | red micro soles
heel height | standard
insole | leather insole
last | barry last
hardware | tan, 9 holes
steel toe | NO
category | work boot
handmade in the USA

 

 

 

 

RED WING SHOES | RED WING HERITAGE’ 5 NEW POSTMAN SERIES

yesterday i got the information from the RWS HERITAGE central europe, that the 5 new POSTMAN styles are now available @ the RWS dealers around europe. so one of the most beloved but at the same time hated styles the #101 now gets a fashion touch – with all this new colors and mostly because of the white RWS cushion crepe outsole which is really important for a lot, maybe the most of all the RWS lovers. for me, there is only one POSTMAN: the #101. here some information from RWS HERITAGE: “Red Wing Heritage proudly presents 5 new Postman shoes,  inspired by style no.101,  Red Wing’s original postman shoe. Designed, to meet Postal Service requirements,  the 101 is sturdy, sleek and simplistic and these characteristics served America’s, mailmen well. First introduced in 1954, Red Wing is now expanding on this style with five more casual variations. The new Postman shoes are built using the same leather upper as the 101 including a dog tail, blind eyelets and a Goodyear, Welt. Premium Red Wing leathers,  made at Red Wing Shoe’s very own S.B. Foot tannery are used to craft the new, Postman. The cushion crepe outsole gives these boots as much comfort as the 101, allowing for the longer walks,  as a, postman would., The Postman comes in 5 colors. Three oil-tanned leathers; Oro-Iginal, Charcoal Rough & Tough, Amber Harness and two Suede Roughout leathers: Olive Mohave and Blueberry Muleskinner.” some more pics from the #101 at LTG you will find here: RED WING SHOES # 101 POSTMAN and there RED WING SHOES | CUSTOMIZED POSTMAN #101. pics | RED WING HERITAGE & LTG


NEW ALDEN ORDER ARRIVED @ VOLLS

KLAUS from volls.de gave me a call that the new ALDEN order has just arrived. all new ALDEN boots got a VOLLS print inside. very nice and i would be proud of it … and i think KLAUS is. he got 6 new different style exclusively made for VOLLS.  all in different shapes, leathers, color combinations but all with leather soles. my favorites are the beige colored, doubled soled INDY BOOT, the tan suede PLAIN TOE BOOT and the tan CHUKKA – very nice, smart but cool and best crafted – ALDEN. pics | LTG


BOOT OF THE DAY | #184 | ALDEN x FRANS BOONE SADDLE SHOE TOBACCO CHAMOIS SNUFF SUEDE

so, definitely: this is the nicest, coolest and at the same time smartest saddle shoe i ever saw. respect to FRANS BOONE who did this awesome piece together with ALDEN. i think this style, this combination in design and leathers must be really exclusive – at least i never saw before. this ALDEN shoe features the following characteristics: snuff suede saddle and heel part, vamp and quarters in reversed tobacco chamois, brass eyelets, cordo hyde flat laces, plantation crepe outsole, barrie last D width. it would be an amazing, awesome part of my boot & shoe collection, but the price is the price an ALDEN costs. so my rationality is fighting against the passion. it’s an exciting match! wonderful pics | © FRANS BOONE


BOOT OF THE DAY | #181 | VIBERG “KETCHUP” SUEDE 145 PLAIN TOE OXFORD

really extraordinary: great color … “KETCHUP” red. this special oxford is available @ MERCHANTS AND MISSIONARIES known as THE BUREAU BELFAST. it features my most beloved VIBRAM sole a black #2021, brass eyelets, leather laces and a soft toe box. the shoe is hand made in canada by VIBERG. very nice! most sizes are available. pics | THE BUREAU BELFAST


LTG BOOT & SHOE COLLECTION | 22 | ALDEN x FRANS BOONE #405 SNUFF SUEDE BLUCHER

well, one of my smartest, most comfortable and coolest boots i own. got the boot from FRANS BOONE who sold this brown suede color in combination with this crepe leather sole i like so much. and the look is getting better and better by wearing. pics | LTG

ALDEN SNUFF SUEDE BLUCHER #405
date of buying | autumn 2012
size | 9 D
height | 5 inch
leather | snuff suede upper
leather color | tan
toe | simple round toe
sole | plantation crepe sole with a leather insert at the toe
welt | goodyear welted
hardware | brown, 5 eyelets and 4 speed hooks
steel toe | NO
category | „Derby“ boot
hand made in the USA

BOOT OF THE DAY | #176 | VIBERG PULL ON SHORT SHIFT WESTERN BOOT

very nice and extraordinary. can’t remember seeing such a short shift western pull on boot made by VIBERG. looks very classic and smart, 8″ short, round toe, tan suede HORWEEN leather fitted with a VIBRAM #705. available at EMPTYGARAGE, japan … where else than japan?! i think this boot will get a great look when it is rugged down. pics | emptygarage


BOOT OF THE DAY | #174 | RED WING SHOES x BEAMS: THE BLUE SUEDE “FRANKFURTER”

as you know i am a RWS SUPERSOLE BOOTS lover. i own a black 8133, a red 8804 and, thx KAMI, a tan suede 8118. this damn fucking nice blue, we call this RWS SUPERSOLE boot style  “FRANKFURTER”, was made by RED WING SHOES in collaboration with BEAMS for their AW 2012 collection. japanese LONG-LOOP offers one piece left in a US 9D for just 217 euros – a really good price for this extraordinary boot. pics | LONG-LOOP


RED WING SHOES | NEW SS 2013 WORK CHUKKA #3149 OLIVE MOHAVE LEATHER

he guys yet another new boot style from RED WINGS SHOES: the WORK BOOT CHUKKA #3149. not my cup of tea, but i think a lot of you will like it. i am not a chukka lover nor from RWS neither VIBERG or another boot maker. this is what RED WING HERITAGE EUROPE says about this chukka: “The Work Chukka earned its name and reputation in the 60’s, when these boots were crafted as a shoe for lighter duty work as an alternative to Red Wing’s heavy duty work boots. In most cases they were used for inside work like carpentry. While needed their boots to be sturdy,  they also needed to be light and flexible to accommodate the bending, climbing and kneeling which their work day required. As it has always been with Red Wing products, no compromises were made on the materials used to build this boot. Red Wing’s Olive Mohave Roughout leather was originally designed for US Marine footwear by Red Wing’s leather tanners. Roughout leather is used in shoes with the outer, smooth grain side and inner,  fluffed,  fresh sides reversed. When used in outdoor environments with gravel and ordinary shoes with the grain side outside tend to sustain damage to the leather surface. Valued for its strength,  flexibility and water resistant features, Red Wing Heritage is now incorporating this leather in their Heritage collection.” i think a RWS chukka will be the first boot for my little LEVI when his feet are large enough … pics | © RED WING HERITAGE EUROPE


BOOT OF THE DAY | #162 | 2-TONE RUSSELL MOCCASIN SPORTING CLAYS CHUKKA

today a really exotic looking and extraordinary RUSSELL MOCCASIN CHUKKA in a rich green suede combined with smart sand colored suede leather. the style is named SPORTING CLAYS CHUKKA. RM build this boot in many different versions in point of leathers and soles. it is an iconic RUSSEL chukka boot, for sure made in the USA. this one has a black vibram # 2060 sole combined with these 2 different colored suede leathers – really cool and tough! i like it. maybe not for wearing everyday, but i like it. found at japanese VECK store. pics | VECK