We always believe it is worth paying extra for real American-made goods, whether that’s clothing, outdoor gear or our favorite, leather boots. Which is why we love so many different leather boot brands, and we’re adding one more to the list: Oak Street Bootmakers.
Located in Chicago, Oak Street Bootmakers knows a thing or two about making excellent leather goods. They’ve been making leather boots and shoes for over 20 years, and every pair is built to the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship.
Their Natural Trench Boot, for example, is made from Natural Horween Chromexcel leather, with Goodyear welt construction built on their Elston last. They designed these shoes to “embody the character of Chicago” – providing comfort, durability and classic elegance for anyone who wants to wear them.
The soles are oiled Waterlock leather, they have a stacked heel with Vibram toplift, and are lined with Calfskin Vamp, making them fully recraftable and resoleable. Serious boots for serious men but filled with classic style every step of the way.
If you’d like something casual, opt for their Trail Oxfords, which have that loose, casual moccasin look you’re looking for, made of Horween leather but paired with a a thick Vibram sole with tons of grip. Waxed stitching and rawhide laces finish the ensemble for a relaxed look good for the weekend.
And as mentioned, Oak Street Bootmakers handcrafts all their boots right here in the USA. They also make more than just boots – check out some of their leather boat shoes, gorgeous dress shoes or hand-sewn belts while you’re at it.