Other than some rogue projects across the years, we rarely come across dip-dyed footwear. It's a time consuming process, especially when constructed from the ground up -- most opt to dye existing footwear (See Tenue de Nîmes or 3sixteen x Converse).

We're excited to announce that Oak Street Bootmakers will be offering a Japanese indigo-dyed rendition of its staple Trench Boot. The Chicago-based label was led deep into the foothills of Japan in search of a master indigo dyer who could head the labor-intensive project. The distinct indigo color is not the only redeeming quality of this new release -- the global nature of production is impressive. The boot's "rough-out" Horween leather outer is first assembled in Oak Street's upstate New York factory where it's then shipped to Japan to be saturated in indigo vats. After a proper hue is achieved, the uppers are sent back to be hand-assembled the old-school way, on a bench.

Similar to a new pair of raw denim, extended wear will result in distinct fade patterns unique to its owner. We don't suggest paring these with your freshest pair of khakis as natural indigo is prone to bleed.

Pre-order the pair through Oak Street Bootmakers for $548.

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