As a New Englander, I have nothing but love for a great New England company like Eastland. Family-owned and based in Freeport Maine, Eastland has been crafting shoes of the highest quality and utmost comfort since 1955. It’s refreshing to find a brand like this that values quality and their loyal customers more than keeping up with the trends. Eastland’s Made in Maine F/W 2011 collection shown at (capsule) in New York last weekend included some heritage styles from their archives and some subtly new silhouettes. These new styles manage to stay true to the traditional Eastland shoe construction and aesthetic while offering some unique details. Like a high top version of the ring boot made with a stacked sole or a chukka boat shoe with the woven lace around the collar. I have a feeling that these styles will be embraced by Eastland’s customers as well as introduce some new ones come fall.