Multifaceted leather footwear is a bit of thing these days, a bit like Brit-Pop, or Nintendo Gameboys, or Kelly from the original 90210. Make no mistake though, I’m all for an Indigo dyed super hide, but your original black leather lace-up seems to have become the forgotten man these days. Out of site out of mind perhaps. Although that’s clearly not the case at Oak Street Bookmakers who’ve gone back to black with these Cap Toe Trench Boots.
On first glance these boots appear to be tremendous with there Goodyear Welt construction and calfskin vamp lining, but on closer inspection, and to my displeasure, there’s evidence of a Dainite sole, which for anyone wondering are those rubber stud soles designed to aid grip in all weather conditions. Basically, they’re easy to clean, but look rubbish. Having said that, Dainite have been manufacturing these things since 1894 which would suggest folk are buying them. In summary, I’m talking utter nonsense again!