Locallectual Newsletter: Get Your Kicks (October 11, 2010)
It is that time of the year again... the changing of the seasons, the changing of the wardrobe. Is your inbox filled with ads for fantastic fall boots? Ours sure is. If you are succumbing to Fall Fever, the malady which can only be cured by a new pair of boots, consider supporting a company proudly crafting kicks domestically. Some of our favorites this year:
Vintage Shoe Company of Martinsburg, PA: Nothing is hotter this fall (yet still timeless) than the motorcycle boot,
and no one makes them like Vintage Shoe Company. Men's, women's, black, brown... you are sure to find a pair tosuit your fancy. Expertly crafted with meticulous stitching, consider a pair of boots from Vintage Shoe Company an "investment piece" as they can certainly last a lifetime. Made in the USA since 1883!
Steger Mukluks & Moccasins of Ely, MN:Moccasins are another trendy footwear option. Segue into fall with the moccasin-boot hybrid known as the Apache Moccasin. Made in Northern Minnesota by Steger Mukluks & Moccasins, the Apache is a great way to dress down a pair of skinny jeans for crisp fall days.
Lucchese Boot Company of El Paso, TX: If you are more of a cowboy boot gal (or guy) then look no further than Lucchese. Lucchese Classics, Lucchese 2000 and Luchesse 1883 boots are all 100% made in the USA (El Paso,
Tylie Malibu of Santa Monica, CA: We all know the west coast look is all about the shearling boot, often spotted even on warmer days worn with shorts or a mini-skirt. Tylie Malibu makes their boots right in Los Angeles from Australian shearling.
No matter what your style, you can step out in American-made boots this fall.