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Boots September, 4 2013

Buyer’s Guide: 10 Rugged Boots for the Upcoming Fall and Winter Seasons

The sooner we come to terms with the inevitable – meaning the end of summer – the sooner we get to indulge in some serious fall/winter season shopping. So, let’s forget about our beloved sneakers for a while and turn our attention to some season-appropriate footwear styles. This week’s Buyer’s Guide rounds up the latest boots sturdy enough to help you pave your way through city streets covered in soggy leaves and snow. See them all after the jump.

 

Yuketen – Maine Guide Boot Leopard

Yuketen is a longtime favorite of ours and is sure to keep that status, considering the unchallenged craftsmanship, the premium materials and unique designs. The above Maine Guide boots has undergone a striking leopard makeover, resulting in an American heritage-inspired boot with a unique contemporary design twist. Get them now at End Clothing.

 

visvim – Grizzly Boot Mid FOLK

The best boots money can buy, period. And yeah, we’re perfectly aware of the fact that visvim‘s footwear is ridiculously high priced, but trust us, once you put your feet inside of these babies, you never want to let go of them ever again. And if you treat them right and take care of them properly, you will probably hand them down to your grandchildren, who will then probably toss them out into the trash – those ungrateful little punks. Get a pair now at Union LA.

 

Filson x Wolverine – Emerson 1000 Mile Boot

Filson definitely knows a thing or two about rugged footwear, and so does Wolverine. So what happens when these two join forces? The Filson Emerson 1000 Mile Boot, that’s what happens. The classic moc-toe boot features a high-grade leather upper courtesy of Chicago tannery Horween, as well as antique brass hardware eyelets with a speed lace top, stitched leather mid-sole, and a creme wedge outsole. This is definitely our weapon of choice to conquer the upcoming cold. Get it now at Steven Alan.

 

Dr. Martens – Marcus Croco Boots

Dr. Martens branched out in a more fashionable direction with their Marcus Croco boots. The boots feature a beautiful croc leather base set against brogue detailing. The traditional midsoles have been traded in for contemporary wedge-style soles, which are, however, also equipped with the brand’s signature air-cushioning technology. Pick them up now at oki-ni.

 

Quoddy – Black Pebbled Leather Perry Boots

With their rugged New England background, Maine footwear mainstay Quoddy provide just the right footwear to get through winter safe and sound. The above black pebbled leather boot features a mocassin construction on top of a sturdy rubber sole. Get yours now at SSENSE.

 

Grenson – Textured Leather Fred Boot

Grenson looks back on more than a hundred years of experience in shoemaking. Despite their doubtless premium bench-made quality, boasting high-grade leathers and Goodyear-welted construction, they tend to be quite affordable. The above brogue boots are now available at MR PORTER.

 

HAVEN x Viberg – Service Boot

Canadian retailer HAVEN reached out to Viberg to produce a limited edition rendition of the brand’s Service boot. The makeover includes a premium suede upper atop a Vibram wedge sole. Get a pair at HAVEN.

 

Acne – Axel Black Mountain Boot

Our favorite Swedes at Acne present another great footwear option, fusing a rugged silhouette with sleek detailing and premium material choice. The boots feature a suede bootleg set against a pebbled leather bottom part, finished off with a chunky outsole for that extra bit of grip. Get them directly from the source.

 

Diemme – Verona Boots

Diemme presents its unique Italian rendition of a classic British footwear staple. The Verona Chelsea boots come decked out in a beautiful blue suede upper atop a Goodyear-welted Vibram wedge sole. Get them now at atoo.

 

Mark McNairy – Arrow Boots

New York-based menswear designer Mark McNairy is best known and appreciated for his unique design approach, updating classic menswear staples with head-turning details. The above boots are kept clean and simple, however, they feature a subtle design twist in the form of embroidered arrows on the toe box. You can pick up a pair now at colette.

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