Holiday gifts for shoe lovers

After a recent trip to the Mall of America, Ross Sveback saw some interesting footwear by heritage brands you would not expect to find available for the shoe lover in your life, or possibly you.

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Known for winter boots and has branched out into fashion-forward footwear for men and women that is not what you would expect - merging function and fashion.

Men's Styles:

Madson Tall Lace Boot - Offering plenty of ankle support and rugged, coated canvas for style, this fully waterproof, lace-up boot features full-grain leather and is just at home at the office as it is at a tailgater. The molded rubber outsole is non-marking and provides greater traction in the rain.

Madson Wingtip Lace - Don’t let this sophisticated, full-grain leather wingtip fool you, it’s got a rugged, durable DNA with waterproof materials. It’s everything you need in a shoe that needs to look good andperform when conditions turn inclement.

Falcon Ridge Slipper - Keep feet warm while relaxing inside – the suede upper and removable EVA footbed keep things comfortable and the natural rubber sole provides great indoor traction.

Dude Moc Slipper - Wool and suede leather combine to deliver a easy-wearing slipper-shoe ideal for lounging at home or around town on casual days when comfort is at a premium. The wool-acrylic blend lining is soft and welcoming – perfect for bare feet – and the footbed is removable so you can easily air things out.

Women's Styles:

Major Moto - A quilted-felt top cover, metal detailing and a leather-wrapped heel give this biker-inspired boot its unique look. Rev it up in the Major Moto.

Addington Strap - This slightly modified and waterproof mule features full-grain leather, a soft canvas lining and cotton webbing detailing atop a leather-wrapped heel. The molded rubber outsole gives it extra grip when wet.

Major Oxford - The Major Oxford is a beautiful mix of full-grain leather and felt with a leather-wrapped heel and rubber outsole for extra grip.


Known for its shearling boots, it has merged their history for keeping feet warm with cozy footwear by using unique textiles such as wool, creating a line of dress shoes as well as partnering with heritage brands like Pendleton and Woolrich to bring unexpected greatness.

Donegal Mini - This boot has been rendered in Woolrich Donegal tweed for a refined look. For signature UGG comfort, the Classic Mini Donegal has been fully lined with natural wool and finished with a lightweight and flexible molded EVA sole.

Leighton Bomber - Distressed and oiled suede stylishly contrast on this timeless desert boot, which is set on a natural crepe rubber sole for cushioning. Thanks to the Twinsole innovation, discerning gentlemen can choose between the slipper-like comfort of UGGpure insoles and traditional foam insoles lined with leather.

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The brand isn't just for sports, they've branched out to also feature fashion-forward, lifestyle-oriented footwear.

Seat Cover - The Nike SB Stefan Janoski Max Premium 'Seat Cover' Shoe gives you powerful impact protection, great flexibility and a look inspired by old-school car seat covers.

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ZeroGrand Wing Ox - Cole Haan, luxury lifestyle brand from Chicago, known for impeccable footwear has merged luxury and innovation.  Enter ZeroGrand, Cole Haan’s latest shoe that ushers in their entirely new approach to the engineering of shoes for everyday wear. 

Seven 91 Perimones - For a smooth and elegant look that you can depend on to enhance your favorite casual styles, choose the this chukka boot fashioned in denim with a cork sole.