#31 No.One Alpha Desert Boot – Camel
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This won’t be the last limited release shoe and I apologize for introducing you to brands you may not know and you won’t be able to cop, but if something is #grownmandope I have to be honest about the style and where I see the shoe in the canon of numerous drops released this year. No.One is very, very similar to LASCO. I have to wonder if both brands are linked in some way. They make their shoes in LA and they are crafted using classic shoe making techniques. They both take the time to source beautiful materials and LASCO has kind of disappeared a bit and now this company appears… I have to check on this. Either way I also realize that this isn’t exactly a sneaker. It does have an athletic outsole so it qualifies, but beyond that the classic desert boot made famous by Clarks, sometimes known as a chukka style, is given some very nice upgrades. There is one size 13 left in stock so feel free to buy it and send to me.
A deconstructed desert boot that mixes its military roots with a technical hand shaped EVA midsole.
The upper is cut from 6 oz. Charles Stead hunting suede with a full grain aniline reverse side for lining.
Upper is hand stitched to a vegetable tanned leather lasting board using the Alpha box stitch construction.
The alpha is hand lasted on the Alpha V.1 last and set to cure in the California sun for 5 days.