So I’m way too messed up over sneakers to even be entertaining other footwear options at this point in my life*, but if I wasn’t a lunatic, I imagine I’d be into these Rancher Workman 100 Boots from Unmarked.
*(That’s 100% a personal problem that probably deserves investigation, but it also won’t receive that investigation. Onward.)
Meticulously handmade in Mexico with a hardwearing stitchdown construction and premium calf leather, the star of each pair is the hand-embroidered detailing across the toe box, each design done entirely by one guy named Raul, according to their website. That’s a real thing.
But in addition to being insanely well-made—each piece on the upper is stacked on top of the one below it, which seems durable—and complete with just the right amount of aforementioned flash, they also feature a full calf lining, a Vibram outsole, veg-tanned leather insoles and outsoles, a Poron heel cushion and pure brass hardware, among other things.
And because Unmarked takes care of you, each pair comes with a dust bag too.
Available for $365 at Unmarked.