Retro style is not just for streetwear.
Canadian bootmaker Cougar is expanding its Heritage Collection for fall ’19 to include the Dylan, an above-the-ankle boot inspired by a vintage 1980s European-style hiker.
While paying homage to a classic aesthetic, Cougar has embraced the modern era with the latest waterproofing and temperature-rating technology. And for a luxe feel, it has outfitted the boot with premium leather and a genuine shearling lining.
All of which contributed to FN selecting the Dylan as our Shoe of the Week.
Cougar’s Heritage Collection consists of retro Canadiana styles updated with a contemporary twist.
Other items in the series include the brand’s signature Pillow Boot, which was introduced in 1974 and at one point sold 8 million units across eight years. “The Pillow Boot was born and became a phenomenon in Canada,” president Steve Sedlbauer told FN in 2017. “It made the brand a household name in the Canadian market.”
And for fall ’19, Cougar will add the Durand style to the Heritage Collection. The knee-high wedge takes cues from a popular 1980s boot and features an ultrasoft lining and fur trim.
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