1. Punto Pigro for Journal Standard Moccasin Boots
[Selectism] Like many Japanese retailers, Journal Standard likes to have sku’s of their own. Take these versions of the Punto Pigro Moccasin Boot, for example. The camel and chocolate colorways look exclusive to the shop. That’s the thing about the Japanese buyers. They tend to pick or request special makeups that help elevate lines which may not have otherwise garnered such attention.
2. Valuni for Nanouniverse 8 Eyelet Boots
[Selectism] Portugal’s Valuni brand fabricates up two wonderful 8 eyelet boots in sueded for the Nanouniverse company in Japan. The black or brown suede boots feature a distressed toe cap and clear sharp stitching that helps outline the form of the boots. Well made in the greatest of all footballer nations… but sold in Japan.
3. Julian Plain Toe Ankle Boot
[Selectism] In our opinion, the Wolverine 1000 Mile are pretty fantastic. Horween Leather (yes, as Jason says, “the bloggers choice” ), Goodyear welt, and the lovely Made in the USA tag.
However, we are aware that some consumers like to go “whole hog.” Julian Boots makes their Plain Toe Ankle Boot by hand. They also are built Goodyear welt, with a leather and rubber sole, in the USA, and have a price point to match those distinctions. You can find them at Barney’s for $760.oo.
4. Quoddy for Heritage Research Grizzly Boot
[Selectism] Heritage Research revised the classic Quoddy Grizzly Boot with a “specially developed Vibram sole unit that mimics a moccasin sole. This is the first time that any Quoddy product has ever had a Vibram sole which is interesting.” Heritage Research have also spun in their ‘Lazy Arrow’ stitch which appears on many of their shirt pockets onto the toe. “The boot itself is made from Russet Bison and Peanut leather with a Chocolate deerskin bellows tongue.” Look for these in late April.