Category Archives: Shoes

The Five Best on East Dane: Wolverine

Every couple of weeks I’ll take a look at the five best things on East Dane at the time, each time choosing a different theme. East Dane is one of the best shops on the web for clothing and accessories, compiling a … Continue reading

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Oak Street Bootmakers Navy Suede Red Brick Sole Trail Oxford

When something good happens in Chicago my mind usually immediately jumps to Oak Street Bootmakers for my Midwest Monday post. The brand has established itself as the Chicago clothing company in my mind. Today I’ve got Chicago on my mind because Northwestern finally … Continue reading

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Lanona Shoe Co. Academic Boot

Despite our slight flirtation with springlike weather last week, we are still solidly in boot season here in the Midwest. Boat shoes are just going to have to wait for a few more weeks. And while the time is running … Continue reading

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Austen Heller Peytons

After last night’s Super Bowl it seems a little disrespectful to feature a shoe called the Peyton. Brady and Manning were rivals for over a decade and perhaps the only shoe name to write about the day after that could … Continue reading

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Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger Boot

So much for thinking that winter might be over and snow-covered streets were behind us. It’s not that I particularly dislike the snow. It certainly looks better than the dirty slush left behind as it’s melting. But I’m sick and … Continue reading

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Clarks Korik Rise Gtx

I didn’t get out into the woods as much as I would have liked this past year. There were a few times and they were quite memorable, Guadalupe State Park in Texas and Přírodní Park Šárka-Lysolaje in Prague, but in the … Continue reading

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Thorogood Dodgeville Boot

Add another name to the canon of Midwestern footwear makers. The irony is that Thorogood certainly isn’t new, it’s just new to me thanks to, no surprise here, Huckberry. The Wisconsin-based company made its first pair of shoes back in … Continue reading

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Vineyard Vines x Stubbs & Wootton Needlepoint Stars & Stripes Slippers

We’re in a hole. It’s not a deep hole, but it’s one we’d rather not be in. It could get deeper tonight but hopefully we’ll level it out instead. Dos a cero became dos a uno Friday night and not … Continue reading

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The Five Best on East Dane: Chukkas

Every couple of weeks I’ll take a look at the five best things on East Dane at the time, each time choosing a different theme. East Dane is one of the best shops on the web for clothing and accessories, compiling a … Continue reading

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Oak Street Bootmakers Lakeshore Campus Chukka

Class is in full swing across the country. I found myself running through the Butler campus this past week. I noticed a lot of sneakers and boat shoes, but no chukkas. Yet. As soon as fall hits and the leaves … Continue reading

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