Breaking into the realm of established men’s footwear has never been an easy feat, but for a company like Oak Street Bootmakers, it’s a challenge that they’ve taken on wholeheartedly. Based on the company’s current lineup, you’d be surprised to hear that the heritage brand has only been around for a decade; something that isn’t reflected in the precise, profound nature of its silhouettes.
This year, Oak Street’s birthday will mark a decade of timeless creation. To celebrate, the brand has announced a special, anniversary-edition boot called the 10-Year Trench — a stylish but bold testament to American-made footwear. On its exterior, premium Black Seidel oil-tanned leather and a stacked leather heel work seamlessly alongside the boot’s Vibram Toplift and Goodyear Welt construction, complementing its use of Barbour’s trademarked tech. But what makes the 10-Year truly special is its commitment to subtle design, calling upon a Calfskin Vamp Lining and Tone-On-Tone stitching to set it apart from its cobbled counterparts. Head to Oak Street’s website to pick up a pair for $298.