Like most of menswear, the trench boot was originally conceived in the armed forces, specifically during World War I for use in trench warfare. Nearly 100 years after the first official trench boots were made in 1917, the boot is still alive and well thanks to companies like Oak Street Bootmakers who make their version of the trench boot in various leathers. Their most recent version comes in the beautiful Color 8 Chromexcel leather from the Horween Tannery. The leather stacked heel in combination with the dainite sole and toplift give the boot a comfortable step in any weather.
With the pervasiveness of Iron Rangers and 1000 Mile boots in the world of raw denim, it’s refreshing to see something a little different. And if you’re not so crazy about Color 8, they also make a version in black Horween chromexcel leather.
- Name: Color 8 Dainite Trench Boot
- Material: Color 8 Chromexcel leather
- Other details:
- Goodyear construction
- Dainite outsole and toplift
- Calfskin lining
- MSRP $462 at Oak Street Bootmakers