Naked Boot and Shoe Opens Its Second Store, Launches Its First Clothing Line
The most stylish of shoes are worn by those trendsetters strutting down the runways of Milan, the sidewalks of Avenue Montaigne and, of course, Big Bend Boulevard.
Since opening its storefront at 8157 Big Bend Blvd. a year ago, Naked Boot and Shoe has turned Webster Groves into a destination for footwear enthusiasts, filling devotees’ closets with high-quality, hand-crafted leather boots, sneakers and sandals. This March, the shoe company has headed west with a second retail store at 1590 Clarkson Road in Chesterfield—and dipped its toe into the apparel world with a new womenswear line.
Founded by Jim Ferguson and Bob Weber, the latter a veteran of the footwear and leather goods industries, Naked has been able to master what few shoe companies have done before: design trendy yet timeless styles that can transition year to year and construct them in a way that the fit and appearance actually improve season to season. Even more impressive, Naked offers them at a price that’s in reach of most shoe lovers.
All of Naked’s shoes, from its urban-tinged cowboy boots and silver snakeskin booties to its edgy street-ready sneakers and rough-and-tough chukkas, are sustainably made using 100 percent natural-grain leather for the ultimate in style and fitted with calf skin linings for unbelievable comfort. Its new spring shoe line—launching March 21—promises more innovative styles, like chunky stacked sandals in vibrant pink and green suedes and leather booties in a modern blue hue.
The enthusiasm of its fan base led Naked to take its next big step by entering the womenswear market. The Naked Collection features contemporary clothing that captures the fashion-forward, comfort-focused vibe of its shoe line and is crafted by a team of skilled leather artisans in St. Louis. Apparel from the Naked Collection is available at both retail stores and online, with menswear, accessories and handbags coming soon.
Naked Boot and Shoe
8157 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves
1590 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield
Images courtesy of Naked Boot and Shoe.