CAT Footwear x Nigel Cabourn Lookbook
INSPIRED BY THE UNBEATABLE EARTHMOVING EQUIPMENT OF CATERPILLAR INC. THEN, NOW AND ALWAYS.Read More
From 1941, Caterpillar Machinary was a righthand partner for the US Navy Seabees, the construction battalion, famous for their ability to build anything, anywhere. That spirit powers our collaboration with cult British designer Nigel Cabourn. A shared passion for durability, function and everyday utility. And a respect for provenance. With almost a hundred years of construction and workwear heritage, we have a story to tell.
Our Caterpillar Crawler Tractors were a trusted companion for the Seabees, known for some of the toughest construction jobs in history. The Seabees pride themselves on being able to take on any challenge – all while protecting themselves and those around them. Then, as now, we embrace the Seabees “Can Do” motto. Our Crawlers moved and towed across extreme terrains. From Pacific islands to sub-zero tundra, Caterpillar machinery hauled supplies, opened trails and built bases. They were made to get the job done.
Authenticity and industrial heritage are the beating heart of our collaboration. So we’ve built the collection on the same production lines as our iconic work boots.
We've created two styles: Utah and Omaha, named after D-Day beaches cleared by the Seabees using Caterpillar machinery. Classic Cat features combine with military-inspired details; the perfect definition of Cat Footwear meets Nigel Cabourn. Built on the outsole of our Holton boot, a true industrial work style, the Utah has a protective steel toe and a traditional Goodyear welt around its outer edge.
Leather Brown is understated; a celebration of traditional tones. Its upper is made from vintageinspired, textured materials: a herringbone quarter panel and hairy suede vamp. Its mud and toe guards are rich-tan, full-grain leather.
The black camo pushes our expression of workwear and military heritage. A black sole and fullgrain leather guards pair up with a camo-print canvas quarter panel hand-picked by Cabourn. Rich army green in textured, hairy suede rounds off a palette that accentuates Utah’s overbuilt, tough character. In the details, traditional Caterpillar yellow branding stands out with pride.
Omaha is a luxe-utilitarian canvas high top. A boot that’s heavily influenced by vintage US Navy style and Cabourn’s past work.
As a true hybrid, it's a meeting of minds. The tonal tans of its upper and guards are both classic workwear and pure military, channelling heavy-duty canvas service boots worn in the 1940s. We’ve added an industrial accent with a custom-moulded, grooved-rubber toe cap, fullgrain leather mudguard and the highest quality workwear materials in our armour. The canvas is heavy duty. The outsole is over-engineered, with a slight elevation for extra ruggedness.
Finishing touches include heavy-duty metal hardware durable heritage-inspired laces and brass Cabourn-branded lace keeps.
HEEL TO TOE, ALL STYLES IN THIS COLLECTION ARE BUILT FROM THE BEST.