The son of a cobbler, OakStreet Bootmakers founder and designer George Vlagos apprenticed at his father’s shop where he learned the craft of shoemaking from an early age. All OakStreet shoes and boots are handcrafted in the USA by shoemakers with over 20 years of experience.
The highest standards of production are employed to yield shoes that are as durable as they are comfortable.
Oak Street shoes and boots are constructed from renowned Horween Chromexcel leather. Chromexcel undergoes 89 separate processes taking 28 days and utilizing all five floors of the Horween facility in Chicago.