Clobber Calm and Tricker’s Kudu Suede Monkey Boot
Once relegated to the world wide web, Clobber Calm recently made the jump from IG account to IRL brick and mortar retail, which is exciting news on its own. But perhaps their first real splash comes in the form of a collaborative product.
They’ve taken their expertise in quality goods and put it to good use, collaborating with one of the UK’s preeminent shoemakers, Tricker’s. And for their foray into footwear, founder Ben Woodhouse has taken inspiration from boots originally issued to the Czechoslovakian army.
Known as the Monkey Boot, the staid style’s main feature is the lacing system, which goes all the way up to the toe box. Swap out the original corrected grain leather for a textured kudu suede, up the eyelets—and overall height—to a total of nine, and replace the tire tread soles with a rubber Dainite sole, and you’ve got the Clobber Calm-issued version.
All that and a resolable Goodyear welt bring this blogging boot’s price tag to £425 (~$575 USD), but if you want a pair, march yourself over to Clobber Calm quickly, because they’ve only made a total of 12 pairs.