We are excited to announce that we are bringing on Oak Street Bootmakers as part of our footwear offerings. They are a small Chicago company that has been hand crafting amazing boots and shoes since 2006 and, like every other brand we carry, provide a quality product that we believe in and cannot wait to share with you.
The son of a cobbler, Oak Street Bootmakers founder and designer, George Vlagos, apprenticed at his father’s shop where he learned the craft of shoemaking from an early age. Today, George seeks to preserve the heritage of fine shoemaking through thoughtfully designed and attentively crafted shoes.
As the head designer George looked to his vintage boot collection for inspiration. The shape was inspired from a pair of WWI trench boots, and the silhouette from WWII field boots. The design details are truly a reflection of quality, which stems from the sturdiness required of a boot used for months on the field.
It features much of what you’ve come to expect in top-tier footwear, including Goodyear welted construction, Horween leather, a formal leather sole, and of course, it’s made in the USA. The Oak Street Bootmakers Trench Boot will be available in-store and online soon.