We recently had the pleasure of attending the launch of a collaborative effort between Chippewa and Jean Shop on the “Original Jean Shop Engineer Boot,” which is slated for release on Holiday 2013. This original boot is an eight-inch Moc toe engineer handcrafted with a heavily-oiled Horween leather and built upon a classic logger heel with a repair-inspired Vibram 3/4 outsole.
The preview took place at Jean Shop’s Meatpacking location in New York. In addition to having the Engineer boot on display, Chippewa previewed several other models from their Fall 2013 lineup. As a bonus, a handful of original early 1900s Chippewa boots were on site for us to ogle. As one of the original American boot makers to import the Vibram sole, it was a treat to be able to view and handle these pieces of American heritage. We are pretty excited about the Jean Shop collaboration as well as the rest of Chippewa’s Fall line.