What’s Selling: Men’s

Retailers weigh in on the best-selling styles of the week:

NEXT, Cleveland, Ohio
1. Dr. Martens Gideon Fold-Down Lace Boot
2. Timberland’s 40th anniversary limited collection of heritage-inspired looks
3. Filling Pieces Mountain boot
Top fall trend: “Boots are stronger this year than last,” said co-founder Steve Silver. “The action is in hybrid sneaker-boots. Overall, guys have become very specific about items.”

1. Florsheim’s Indie military-inspired boot
2. Timberland Earthkeepers zip military boot in tan
3. Cole Haan’s Lunargrand wingtip on colored outsole
Top fall trend: Military-inspired boots take the top spot, said owner Abe Rogowsky, and they include pointy- and round-toe ankle versions.

1. Gram’s 470G cap-toe sneaker boot in black 
2. WESC Saddle Runar style on running outsole
3. Troop Vibram lace-up boot
Top fall trend: “We’re seeing a lot of military and black boots,” said owner Scott Starbuck. On the dress side, he noted young consumers gravitate toward cleaner looks. “Classic English brogues and bluchers are really trendy. There’s a [move] to quality and cleaner styling.”     

LOUIE’S SHOES, Portland, Ore.
1. Frye Phillip harness boot
2. Bed Stu oxfords
3. Wolverine 1,000 Mile boots
Top fall trend: “Heritage brands are connecting with our customers,” said owner Pam Coven, noting authentic brands such as Frye and Wolverine. “They’re hipsters in their 30s. Younger guys like the look, too, but can’t afford the prices.”

1. Bed Stu Bryden boot
2. Wolverine 1,000 Mile boot
3. Red Wing Iron Ranger
Top fall trend: “Many of our best-selling brands are made in America,” said Josiane Pilon, social media and marketing manager. “The DNA man is a trendsetter and likes to wear something [he] can dress up and down at the same time, from weekday to weekend casual.”

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