Oak Street Bootmakers has announced they’re partnering with Rocado, a tannery in Tuscany, to create their latest line of Limited Edition Shell Cordovan Lakeshore boots. Oak Street chose Rocado because of the Italian brand’s commitment to utilizing ‘il metodo tradizionale’, the traditional and much slower method of tanning leather. The process involves agitating leather hides in big barrels with dye solutions, as opposed to the much faster technique of chrome tanning leather, which, while being a more time-efficient process, is more harmful to the environment.
We don’t need to tell you about the glory of shell cordovan. We also shouldn’t need to tell you about Oak Street. They’ve been making beautiful boots for years now, and this lineup of Lakeshore boots is no different. Available in two different variations of the classic service boot-esque style — one in Burgundy with a cap toe, the other in Cuoio tan — both are crafted on Oak Street’s clean Lakeshore last with Goodyear welt construction, Dainite® studded soles, leather midsoles, and brass grommets.
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