Currently Coveting: MOMA 50404 Boot

MOMA 50404 Lace-up Boot

“This boot is incredibly fashionable with just a touch of grit.” – Torin

Since my first day at re-souL I have had a soft spot in my heart for MOMA. They’ve been the ones that always catch my eye and tempt me the most. From the way the leathers crease and fold, reminiscent of the topography of a map to the little marks and quirks of the hide that make each boot both unique and familiar. This is why I like MOMA and why I am currently coveting their 50404 lace-up boot.

Another aspect of the 50404 boot that has me coming back to it again and again is the look. This boot is incredibly fashionable with just a touch of grit. I’ve always loved dressing well but I hate being too dolled up. I like to throw in something rough or different with an outfit. The 50404 boot allows me to throw in that military blue collar look while still maintaining a put together appearance. Alternatively, I can wear them with a tee and blue jeans and have an effortless, stylish casual look. Joe Cool has his sunglasses and I have my boots.

Currently Coveting the MOMA 50404 Lace-up boot - Brown

Moma has always come across as more than just a shoe, it was clearly evident that the folks behind this brand had much more than shoes in mind when they develop their new styles for each season. These aren’t unskilled laborers sitting at an assembly line cranking out the same shoe or boot over and over again. These are artists; real craftsmen and women who are imbuing such an ordinary everyday thing with life and personality. For that, the knowledge that these boots are made with love and that they are going to be with me for years to come, that’s the real reason why I covet the MOMA 50404 lace-up boot..

-Torin

This post part of a series of re-souL staff picks titled “Currently Coveting”.

What’s New This Week? Early Fall Arrivals!

This week the weather has been grand! And although we have been enjoying our summer months, these new arrivals from Coclico, P. Monjo and Officine Creative have us craving (just a little bit) for fall. Here is just a sneak peek of some of the styles we have just received in the shop this week.

Look out for these collections  on our website,  or come by the shop to check out all of our fall arrivals. See you soon?

Currently Coveting: The Officine Creative D482/203 Ankle Boot

Officine Creative shoes are highly coveted. They are the masters of artisan craftsmanship. Their designs, workmanship and attention to details are always top notch. By far one of the best brands in the world.  Just ask anybody in the shoe biz and they will tell you the same. We are so fortunate to have them in our shop.

Okay, I have to be fair, I should title this post “Currently UN-Coveting”.  These are my personal boots.  I do own them.  But in my defense, I coveted them for 2 seasons until they were in the shop again.  I wanted them from the moment I saw them.

These are the reasons I love my Officine’s. First of all, they are so comfortable, the leather is buttery soft. My feet feel like they are getting a hug when I wear these boots. The heel height is perfect.  I am not a heels kind of girl, I always wear flats, but these boots were made for walking! ( Sorry, I couldn’t help myself with the Nancy Sinatra reference.) Seriously, I can run around the shop all day in these. Also, I can wear them with everything but an evening gown. No joke. They look great with my skinny jeans, my slouchy pants, tailored trousers and I also wear them with tights and dresses.

These boots are timeless and will be a part of my wardrobe for many seasons to come.  You really should try these ankle boots by Officine Creative, they will be love at first sight.  ~ Maggie

Currently Coveting: Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot

Wolverine 1000 boot - Torin's staff pick

“Styles come and go but to me the 1000 Mile boot and its kin are timeless pieces that will stand by my side and endure the test of time.” – Torin

An American classic, Wolverine has been around since 1883 and are known for rugged, quality boots and shoes. In an homage to old fashioned craftsmanship Wolverine went back to their roots with their 1000 Mile boot collection. I am a huge supporter of quality and American goods and the Wolverine 1000 Mile boots both meet and surpass my criteria.

Even though I love the entire collection, I am currently coveting the classic 1000 Mile boot. A Wolverine staple, this is the boot from which all others in the collection are designed from. The 1000 Mile really appeals to me with its clean toe and American working man look. Incredibly stylish and smart in a warm brown, I would pair it with some straight leg or skinny jeans and my favorite plaid button down. For those colder nights I’d wear them with my dark brown bomber jacket for a sharp casual look that would be perfect for meeting up with my buds or going out on an Autumn date. Styles come and go but to me the 1000 Mile boot and its kin are timeless pieces that will stand by my side and endure the test of time.

-Torin

This post is the first of a series of re-souL staff picks titled “Currently Coveting”.