Wesco Nails Down a Century of Shoes with a Special Engineer Boot

Since nothing says 2018 quite like a pair of engineer boots, Wesco is celebrating 100 years of business by resurrecting a classic.

Made in the USA with no expenses spared, these impeccably crafted 1939 Engineer Boots are a brilliant recreation of a 79-year-old pull-on style once favored by the welders at the Port of Portland, Oregon, down to the full naildown construction used by Wesco in the early twentieth century.

Built on Wesco’s #1339 shoe last, they’re crafted with a British tan leather upper and they feature solid brass roller buckles, triple-needle stitching, a Vibram 705 half sole and a gusseted opening. But the real star, for those of you into those little things, is that exhaustively executed naildown construction, which also creates a super sleek silhouette compared to Wesco’s usual stitchdown construction. The vintage deadstock ‘Nailed Sole’ label that comes from their own archive just plays a supporting role.

If you’re into them, however, you don’t have much time to ponder the rent-sized investment—they’re only around for pre-order until September 30. 

Available at Standard & Strange for $749.