For nearly 170 years, White’s has been crafting some of the finest work boots known to man. The brand’s flagship 610 Last model is indicative of the Spokane-based outfit’s proclivity for making heritage-grade footwear. There’s no doubt why Taylor Stitch, another West Coast native, tapped White’s for its latest heirloom boot.
Amassing its own reputation in just a decade and a half, San Francisco’s Taylor Stitch has perfected the art of imbuing a fashion-forward mindset into age-old silhouettes. The brand has pledged that its new Backcountry Boot in Whiskey brown is its “most capable boot yet,” built on the 610 Last and made entirely in Spokane where it’s lasted and bottomed by hand.
Using Seidel leather and White’s signature stitch-down welt construction, the Backcountry Boot will develop a patina over time and both the uppers and arch-ease leather shank midsole will mold to your foot as you wear it. Other features include a Vibram lug sole, a gusseted tongue with both brands’ names embossed, oxidized metal eyelets and speed hooks, and a fully re-soleable bottom.
The American-made Backcountry Boot from Taylor Stitch and White’s is currently available for $698 as part of a crowd-funding pre-sale campaign.