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Differences Between Alder & Alder II

Alder vs Alder II Of all the questions we get asked by customers, one of the most frequent of all is, "What is the difference between Alder and Alder ll?" We'd like to highlight the key differences between one of our most popular styles, the Alder. Four Main Components The main differences between our Alder and Alder ll can be found within four main components of the shoes: the stitching, sole, laces, and welt. Stitching The toe cap stitching difference between Alder and Alder ll are slight, but significant. The original Alder has a seamless folded-over cap toe, while the  Alder ll has a toe cap with partial stitching and inverted seam. Laces Our earlier Alder designs came with round laces, but recently,...

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3 Ways to Wear Your Honey Boots

Our honey boots look fantastic with almost anything; you can wear honey boots with jeans, flannel, corduroy, tweed, worsted. The list goes on. Unlike any other color in our collection, our honey boots come in a huge variety of natural tones and shades which allows you to create a unique boot collection. Below are a few useful tips for how to wear your honey boots. 1. Add color to formal or business attire Brown or Honey-toned shoes are great to wear for business or formal attire because it is a funkier, more bold alternative to the classic black dress shoe. Pair your shoes with brighter tones and lighter washes of fabric. For example, light grey's and navy's are a great...

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Leather Shoe Care Tips

Are you looking for leather shoe care tips? Here you will find the best tipsto keep the leather shoes in good condition. With time, leather can befaded and cracked, but with a little care, you can give a new life to leathershoes.

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Sutro Footwear Women's Fall Collection 2019

Sutro Footwear Women's Fall Collection 2019 This Fall, our women's collection is getting an upgrade. Our classic bestsellers, Palm, Kearny, Colin, and Sharon will be making a comeback, just with different names and an updated design that you will love.  At a glance, the key main upgrades are: Goodyear welt construction Heritage look Roomier feel inside the shoe Half-inch rubber insert for more traction thicker, fuller leather sole and heels Upgraded insoles to to Prone Thicker, beefier leather and leather lining With all these changes happening, we are still maintaining the natural tanning process and are working with the same suppliers. Take a look at the new styles!:   Ocean This classic, timeless style, coupled with Goodyear Welt construction and...

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Sutro Footwear x Seattle Gents Collaboration

  Seattle Gents is an emerging group of menswear enthusiasts who have a passion for fashion, events, and Seattle lifestyle. They are the ultimate link to Seattle’s top male influencers and beyond. We partnered up with Seattle Gents to create this menswear lookbook and showcase the beautiful city of Seattle, WA, and to give you some outfit inspiration on what to wear with your Sutros.   Meet the Gents   "I'm excited to play with a grey shoe; there is a sold balance of what I can do with it. From dark jeans with an earthy toned top, think blazer or sweater, to wearing it with a suit and tie. It’s tough to pigeon hole it into one thing, I...

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Sutro Adventures | Mojave Desert

Last month, Sutro got down and dirty in the hot desert heat. Talented friends and southern California natives Taylor, Nichole, and Roxette took a drive down to the dry, barren landscape of the Mojave Desert for a full day of shooting and they decided to take Sutro along for the ride. The result: some pretty epic shots!    Taylor Stoffers (photographer) gives us an inside-look into the concept behind the shoot and gives a run down of the day: Location: El Mirage, CA "We left Los Angeles with a fully packed car full of gear, models and of course fresh pairs of Sutro boots and shoes. The location I decided on was the dry lake bed of El Mirage just outside of Adelanto,...

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Sutro Shoe Sustainability

In a time of increasing environmental awareness, the decision between looking good and being eco-conscious can be difficult. At Sutro Footwear, we put our best foot forward in making that dilemma easier for you.  The term "Full Grain" is used to label the portion of the hide that is considered to be the best and highest quality leather. The full grain leathers are also biodegradable, which aids in our strive towards creating a product with sustainability in mind. Each natural blemish and inherent imperfection during the natural life of the animal are visible in the hides we use and are purposefully not covered with chemicals in our shoe production process. Maintaining the natural look of our leather allows our shoes...

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Sutro Showcase | Sea Gems By Em

As designers and manufacturers of handcrafted footwear, we have all hands on deck when it comes to creating our products. The handcrafted nature of our products is what allows us to explore new materials, designs, and concepts for footwear. It is the same approach that many talented individuals take when creating their own pieces of art. This week, we decided to showcase a long-time customer and friend, Emily Burton, who creates beautiful handcrafted jewelry from sea glass she collects up off the shores of California.   Q: How did you start collecting sea glass? A: I started collecting sea glass as a kid with my parents. It was something we always did at the beach. Then when I moved to Monterey for...

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