Oak Street Boot Makers Navy Trail Oxford

I’ve been so stoked on writing this review since I ordered these about a week ago. They’ve finally arrived!

I opened the UPS box up to find my new favorite day to day shoes in a very simple white box, with the refreshing words “handcrafted in the USA” right on top. Upon opening this, I could just smell the Horween leather as I took them out of the box and immediately began lacing them up to throw on my feet for an evening of taking photos and seeing a good friend.

I went with my boot size (10.5D) and the fit on these is just perfect, I could of probably went down a half a size, but I didn’t really want to stretch the leather on these.

Putting them on I could instantly tell they were going to feel like amazing, and I’m familiar with the Vibram sole. My Red Wings have been a delight thus far; and they’re using this same exact work-boot sole. After walking all around down town Tampa for a good two hours, my feet are still feeling marvelous. The stitching on these is absolutely perfect and very, very sturdy. I examined the shoes closely looking for any imperfections or missed stitching, and there were none to be found. You can tell that George is taking quality very seriously over there, and that’s such a breath of fresh air.

If you’re looking for an everyday shoe that’s meant to last, and will age very well – I’d strongly advise you to keep a close watch on the Oak Street site for when the next round is out (in about eight weeks.) These are worth every cent, and they’re already priced very reasonable.

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10 responses to “Oak Street Boot Makers Navy Trail Oxford

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  2. Great imagery and glad you like the shoes! Wear them well!

  3. tyson

    great shoes. please keep us up to date with wear progression.

  4. Justin

    When you say boot size, I assume you mean your red wings, no? I emailed with George earlier today about sizes. I’m and 8.5 in RW and most dress shoes . . .

    • I went with my RW size which is a 10.5, my Oakstreets fit perfect right out of the box. If you are wearing with heavy socks, you may want to go up a half size, if you plan on wearing sockless, you may want to go down half a size from your RW’s (if you wear them with normal socks)

      Let me know if I can help with anything else dude!

  5. Steven

    Yo man,

    I also went with my RW Wabasha size (9.5) and out of the box, I agree with you…I feel like I maybe could have gone a half size down in the vibram soles. I went with the same size I wear in the Quoddy boat shoes, however, so I was expecting a snugger fit.

    How do you find the boot has settled after some wear? Any significant stretching? I have a tiny bit of heel slip as it is, but I’m not sure if it’s something that goes away with a bit of wear as the leather/sole settles.

  6. Quoddy’s are a little smaller in my opinion but it may be due to width issues. The shoes just get better man, they fit like a glove still and I’ve beat them up pretty good.

    I’m going to be doing a post on them again this weekend, so I’ll make sure to mention any sizing changes over time, but they still fit the same even after I spent a week in PA wearing really thick wool socks, it didn’t stretch them at all.

    Re: the heel slipping, I did experience that the first two or three weeks, so that should go away – but if it’s a sizing issue it might not. Wear thicker socks, or maybe put bigger insoles in them!

    So glad you picked up a pair, I’m going to be getting my second pair soon.

    • Steven

      Awesome…that’s what I needed to hear haha. I doubt it’s a sizing issue, because I think a half size smaller and my toes would be on the verge of uncomfortably cramped in the toe box. The length is pretty good as is. Thanks!

  7. No problem brother! Enjoy man, they’re freaking great. I just got nostalgic looking at these photos and comparing them to what mine look like now. I really have beat the hell out of them :(

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