Life is about change. The seasons, which are forever changing, make that abundantly clear, but every so often we discover something new about ourselves as well. Comfortable routines and cherished pastimes, bumps, bruises, and laugh lines are just a few of the traces that life leaves behind and that serve to narrate our own unique story.
And that’s exactly what the new Autumn/Winter collection aims to do – to celebrate change and to take a look at the images of impressions and memories etched by life every single day. Which is why the Product Team has even included a little message stashed away among the new models, one that alludes to that very thing: Mudança, the Portuguese word for change.
But first, let's have a closer look at the new pack members…
Models with hemp-flax fleece
The Panther model is available from sizes Kids 6.5 to W 14 | M 13
With its distinctive denim look, Panther is a Wildling shoe that will change its appearance over time, recounting your shared adventures along the way. The selvage edges of the upper are deliberately left unfinished on this model, gradually creating a fringe – but only as far as the double seam that secures it into place. With its 100% organic cotton upper and insulating hemp-flax fleece lining, this high cut will keep feet in sizes Kids 6.5 to W 4.5 | M 3.5 and W 5 | M 6 to W 14 | M 13 feeling warm and toasty, all without using any animal-derived materials.
The Wapiti model is available from sizes Kids 6.5 to W 14 | M 13, and Caribou comes in sizes Kids 2.5 to Kids 5.5
With their rust-orange uppers made from certified organically grown cotton, Wapiti and Caribou give the autumn foliage some serious competition. And there’s something special about them: Thanks to the natural coloration process, the hue of these models tends to fade slightly, lending them a vintage look. Wapiti is available in sizes Kids 6.5 to W 4.5 | M 3.5 and W 5 | M 6 to W 14 | M 13, and Caribou caters to the little ones from sizes Kids 2.5 to Kids 5.5.
The Elderberry model runs from sizes Kids 6.5 to W 14 | M 13
With its burgundy upper made from certified organically grown cotton, the Elderberry brings a pop of fall color – and so much more. With its cuddly-cozy lining, this model will keep feet in sizes Kids 6.5 to W 4.5 | M 3.5 and W 5 | M 6 to W 14 | M 13 feeling toasty warm on those chilly days. Elderberry’s vintage lived-in look also recounts stories of our adventures together, and because of its natural coloring, its rich berry hue will become a bit paler over time.
Models with woolen lining
The Fir model is available from sizes Kids 6.5 to W 14 | M 13, and Little Fir comes in sizes Kids 2.5 to Kids 5.5
Lush and green like a wintry mountain forest, Fir and Little Fir are our faithful companions for the chilly days ahead. Their recycled cotton upper protects your feet from the outside, while the inner lining made from Nordwolle’s felted wool loden delivers comfortable warmth. Fir comes in sizes Kids 6.5 to W 4.5 | M 3.5 and W 5 | M 6 to W 14 | M 13, and Little Fir sizes range from Kids 2.5 to Kids 5.5.
The Grizzly model comes in sizes Kids 6.5 to W 14 | M 13
The Grizzly is every bit as robust and cuddly warm as its namesake. Featuring wool throughout the entire shoe – virgin wool from certified organic husbandry on the outside, and felted wool loden from Nordwolle on the inside – this mid cut provides a pleasant environment for your feet, even on cold days. Grizzly is available from sizes Kids 6.5 to W 4.5 | M 3.5 and W 5 | M 6 to W 14 | M 13.
The Blackbird model runs from sizes W 5 | M 6 to W 14 | M 13
A low cut for winter? You bet! This midnight black all-rounder goes by the melodious name Blackbird and is made from 100% recycled cotton. Inside, Blackbird is equipped with a thermal lining made from Nordwolle’s felted wool loden, which keeps feet from sizes W 5 | M 6 to W 14 | M 13 pleasantly warm and comfy.
The Astron model is available from sizes W 5 | M 6 to W 14 | M 13
The Astron stands apart from the rest thanks to its salt-and-pepper upper in shades of dark blue and cinnamon. It’s also this season’s highest cut Wildling shoe, featuring an upper of virgin wool and a lining of felted wool loden to keep the cold at bay. Available in sizes W 5 | M 6 to W 14 | M 13.
Limited Wildling shoes
The Mudança model is available from sizes Kids 6.5 to W 14 | M 13
Mudança. There it is again, that word. And the team found it so beautiful and so befitting that they not only proclaimed it to be the theme of the entire collection, they also named one of the models after it. Because if anyone exemplifies change and transformation, it’s this polar white mid cut made from a blend of cotton and hemp that’s moving into the online shop as a limited edition. As an unlined model, Mudança is particularly suitable for the less extreme transition period between seasons, and joins us in sizes Kids 6.5 to W 4.5 | M 3.5 and W 5 | M 6 to W 14 | M 13.
The Barn Owl model is available from sizes W 5 | M 6 to W 14 | M 13
If you like things a little warmer, you’re well advised to consider Barn Owl. On the outside, it’s made from 100% organic virgin wool in a Canvas weave, and its interior lining made from Nordwolle’s felted wool loden beckons you to snuggle right in. This beige mid cut is available in sizes W 5 | M 6 to W 14 | M 13.
Flying Fox returns to the shop again this season as an Autumn/Winter Basic in sizes W 5 | M 6 to W 14 | M 13. It’s joined by three additional recurring models: Marten, a year-round Basic, and North Wolf and Akita, both winter Basics.
The Marten model is available from sizes Kids 6.5 to W 14 | M 13
With Marten on our side, we’re well equipped for the damp and chilly autumn weather. It features a durable recycled cotton upper, and its special membrane construction includes dust flaps to protect feet in sizes Kids 6.5 to W 4.5 | M 3.5 and W 5 | M 6 to W 14 | M 13 against the season’s wet conditions.
The North Wolf and Akita models are available from sizes Kids 6.5 to W 14 | M 13 and Kids 2.5 to Kids 5.5
With the addition of North Wolf and Akita, the Wildling Shoes winter Basics are joined by a warming high cut sporting a black herringbone pattern, as well as a high cut model for the little ones, too. The upper made of 100% virgin wool as well as the interior lining made from felted wool loden come from our partner Nordwolle and guarantee comfortably warm feet – even on those colder days. North Wolf is available in sizes Kids 6.5 to W 4.5 | M 3.5 and W 5 | M 6 to W 14 | M 13, and Akita ranges from sizes Kids 2.5 to Kids 5.5.
The socks to match
Hawk Moth socks come in sizes 21 to 50
Hawk Moth will add that extra layer of warmth to your favorite winter Wildling shoes this season. This anatomically shaped sock with its medium-high shaft is modeled after the natural shape of the foot, and because it includes merino wool, Hawk Moth maintains a pleasant environment for your feet – all day, every day. Hawk Moth is available in the shop in sizes Kids 5 - Kids 6.5 to W 14 | M 13 - W 16 | M 15.
When will the new collection be available?
Blackbird, Caribou, Marten, Mudança, Panther, Fir, Wapiti, and Little Fir are moving into the Wildling Shoes shop on September 4. They are accompanied by the Basic model Flying Fox.
Beginning September 25, 2021, the Akita, Astron, Elderberry, Grizzly, North Wolf, and Barn Owl models will follow.
You can find detailed product descriptions, sizing recommendations, care tips, and all the other details about each of the models right on their product pages in the online shop.
Some of you may have already come across a motif-based postcard in your recent Wildling Shoes order. Right now, in keeping with the new season, every purchase comes with a card featuring motifs from the current collection shoot.
What makes the cards so special is that they come with a little banner that contains quick links with information on how to care for your new Wildling shoes, as well as how to return them. When unfolded, it can then be converted into a bookmark. The cards themselves have no writing on the back because, if we give it some thought, we probably all know someone special who would welcome a handwritten message, right? So let’s get back to writing again! Stamps and snail mail and all.
We are excited to start another wonderfully wild season and can’t wait to see how soon you’ll be able to spot the hidden Mudança message in your new Wildling shoes.