boots

Danner x Beckel

Danner is a shoemaker based in Portland, Oregon that has been making outdoor boots since 1932. Beckel, also based in Portland, is known for its signature canvas tents and bags which it has been making since 1964. and these two companies actually have a shared history, as current president Kathy Beckel’s father was friends and neighbours with Bill Danner. now, they have collaborated to make the Danner Light Beckel – a boot that’s rooted in Northwest tradition and rugged durability… and looks damn cool, too.

Built entirely in our Portland, Ore. factory, each pair is handcrafted with our stitchdown construction, premium full-grain leather and legendary Beckel canvas quarter panels. Beckel has been using the same 10 oz. duck canvas since 1964 to make lightweight, durable tents and bags. Tightly woven for increased water-resistance and strength, Beckel canvas is the perfect compliment to our premium leather.

they’re bringing out a ladies version too, so keep an eye out for those in May (though personally i would happily wear those green ones). you can buy the men’s versions here.

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Cobra Rock Boot Company

Cobra Rock Boot Company is a boot making workshop operating out of Marfa, Texas by owners & bootmakers Logan Caldbeck and Colt Miller. they make these amazing western-influenced desert style leather boots of their own design using wooden lasts from the 40s & 50s, hammering and stitching every boot my hand using equipment that bootmakers have been using for over a century.

i just LOVE the combination of the traditional square-toe cowboy boot + contemporary short lace up desert boot – especially in that beautiful oil-tanned leather… you just know that these boots are going to last years and years. you can buy them online at arrow + arrow. images courtesy of CRBC, their instagram and arrow + arrow.

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camper

as far as i can remember camper was one of the first famous international designer brands that opened a store in south africa (possibly in 2001/2? i remember going to the shop in the waterfront in my first year of university). their shoes were of such quality & so different from anything else you could get at the time. the boots were especially covetable (though pricey…), and everyone loved their twin range of shoes which were so clever & cute.

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