Apolis Footwear


You can now get a full head-to-toe look at Apolis as the company introduces their first line of footwear. The LA label is releasing two styles: an Officer Shoe and Fatigue Boot which are both inspired by military issue footwear styles. As with any Apolis product, they've taken great care in finding the right partner for their foray into fine footwear. The shoes are handmade in Portugal bay centuries old family-run factory and uses a mix of premium cowhide and calfskin which will be available in cognac or black leather.

$436-$518, Apolis

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Oak Street Bootmakers Trapper Boot


Those guys at Oak Street are having an awfully busy end of the year. They've got another great new shoe to add to the lineup: the Trapper Boot. The new addition is a rugged, moccasin -style boot made from a khaki-colored, Horween Calico waterproof suede that should prove to be ideal when they weather isn't exactly being friendly to your footwear. The shoe is hand-stitched with a Vibram 2060 sole and has a form-fitting liner, waxed-stitching, rawhide laces, and of course, it's made in the USA.

$352, Oak Street

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Bedwin x Paladin Duffy Wallaby Boots


Taking inspiration from classic Clarks Wallabee, Japanese label Bedwin and Paladin elevates the design with luxurious suede uppers which is handcrafted using factories with over 80 years of history in Mexico. The styling is a bit chunkier than the traditional Wallabee design and you get a choice of camel or black suede and of course, a rubber crepe sole to complete the shoe's familiar aesthetic.

$375, Haven

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Quoddy Made to Order


Maine-based footwear staple Quoddy launches a promising new option to their online store, a Made to Order platform that lets you choose details like hardware finishes, upper color/leather, and even thread color. Made to Order shoes start at $200 and will be available in more than a handful of styles including penny loafers, utility boots, and our favorite, the ring boot (above). Each pair will also come with a complimentary resole, repair, and refurbishment.


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Neighborhood TC Officer-Smooth / Cl-Shoes


Think of Neighborhood's TC . Officer-Smooth / Cl-Shoes as a greatest hits collection of fine footwear combined in a single shoe. The shoe is based on footwear worn by British military officers in the 20th century, but with a modern update featuring broguing along the toecap, chelsea-style elastic ribbing at the ankle for comfort and ease of wear, crepe soles, and welted construction. The shoe comes in a black gloss leather and is made in Japan.

$434, Haven

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Epaulet Tennis Trainers F/W '14


Epaulet reminds once again that you don't have to pay too much for a great pair of luxury sneakers. Made in Portugal using leather from Italy's Gruppo Mastrotto tannery, the NY label introduces four new styles in a high-top and an always classic low-top Tennis Trainer. The soft leather is matched with an Italian-made Margom sole that is cemented internally and is sewn directly to the upper for prolonged durability and plush cushioning.

$225-$245, Epaulet

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Jason Markk Repel


If you're a stickler for keeping your sneakers spotless, you've probably equipped yourself with a couple of bottles of Jason Markk's shoe cleaning or even have enlisted the help of the brand's professional cleaning services in Los Angeles. Today Jason Markk introduces a new must-have product called Repel, a product that is sure to become a footwear staple and will quickly become as essential as a pair of white Air Force 1s. Repel's water-based formula is an odor and colorless formula that creates a shield against liquids and stains.

$17, Jason Markk

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Native Apollo Chukka


Vancouver-based Native follows up the Apollo Moc with another great release, the Apollo Chukka. The company is releasing it in an early limited release called the Hand Dyed Pack that takes the thousand-year-old Japanese techniques of Shibori dying and applies it to Native's modern and minimalist take on the classic chukka. Each shoe is hand dyed with a Shibori Blue upper making each pair unique. The Apollo Chukka will be available at select stores such as Kith NYC, Livestock in Vancouver, WOAW in Hong Kong, and Starcow in Paris.


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Oak Street Bootmakers Campus Chukka


If we could recommend any boot for the fall odds are we'd always gravitate towards the chukka. It's a great all-around style that you can use for various occasions and one you can wrong with everyday. Oak Street Bootmakers is releasing a new Chukka today that we're already lusting after with a special chocolate suede upper they've created with Horween. The leather comes from a full grain hide that uses a proprietary tumbling and oiling process to create a waterproof suede. It's also got a storm welt making it a surprisingly rugged piece that you won't be scared of getting dirty.

$426, Oak Street Bootmakers

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Viberg x Leffot G.F. Boot


Viberg is just one of those companies that never ceases to amaze us and their new boot collaboration with fine footwear specialist Leffot hits all the right notes. Their G.F. Boot is crafted in an attention-grabbing bullhide leather that is comprised of three different colors in the upper and an incredible texture that can only get better with time.

Crafted from a three color mix of light brown, medium brown, and black bullhide leather, the plain toe boots are finished with brass eyelets, Dainite soles, and is built on the 1035 last.

$720, Leffot

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