You can call it a sneaker or insist it's a boot, but the nomenclature is beside the point when it comes to Taylor Stitch's latest foray into footwear – the Ranch Low – because this is the best of both worlds, footwear-wise. An evolution of the S.F.-based apparel artisans' Chukka-meets-Chelsea kicks, the Ranch Low is an all-new silhouette that brings sneaker-like versatility to the table.
Designed to rival the weight and comfort of your favorite Nikes with a low profile and elegant looks courtesy of the mellow Whiskey Eagle leather, these are built by hand in León, Mexico, the shoemaking capital of the world.
The 'soft-yet-hardy' 4-oz. natural leather is 'pull up,' i.e. wax-finished nubuck, that will age gracefully over time. The Ranch Lows feature goodyear welt construction, meaning they're both ruggedly hard-wearing with Vibram soles that are 100% resoleable, extending their life at least as long as your own.
Best of all, there is no uncomfortable break-in period for these beauties, meaning you can start getting the most out of them from day one. Head here to get your order in.