Two historic Northwestern brands collaborated to produce the ultimate outdoor boot. Seattle-based Filson (founded in 1897) joined forces with Spokane-based White’s Boots (founded in 1853) to create the Fire Hybrid boot. Informed by the brands’ shared history of outfitting loggers, the new boot is made to take on dense underbrush, rocky terrain and everything in between.
The upper is made with thick 6.5-ounce Crazy Chief roughout leather that won’t show scrapes or scars and the insole, arch and midsole are all made of leather and will form to the wearer’s feet over time. Also, the boot features hand-lasted stitch-down construction ensuring they can be rebuilt again and again after years of hard wear.
This 8-inch boot provides ample protection for the lower legs and utilizes a Filson Tin Cloth padded collar for added comfort. Unlike some of White’s forestry boots that feature a high heel, the Fire Hybrid boot has a shorter 1.5-inch heel appropriate for many types of terrain and long days walking.
Available now at Filson, the boot costs $575 and is available in sizes 8 to 11.5. If you’re looking for a boot that will stand up to the toughest environments, this is worth checking out.