Hand-crafted water-proof shoes by clothing label Outlier keep your feet dry
Shoe-making isn’t all that easy. Well, it took designers Abe Burmeister and Tyler Clemens, co-founders of Brooklyn-based clothing label Outlier three whole years and a trip across the globe just to find the right materials to build a shoe that’s simple, rain-proof and durable. Hand-built for foul weather, this shoe design picks up a few inspirational standards from World War II designs, using Vibram sheet rubber for the soles and vegetable-tanned buffalo leather for the insides. The exterior uses woven cotton, just like them shoes in the World War II used by the Royal Air Force.
This bench-made hand-crafted pair of shoes is available in two colors, olive and black and will arrive on shelves by June. You could however pre-order these for $260, a hefty price tag for a decent pair of water-proof kicks!