With the warmer seasons upon us, the hiking boot really hasn’t been mentioned much. This finish actually looks great and can easily be worked into your summer rotation. Fracap’s Scarponcini is a perfect choice because of the tan grain leather upper and the lightweight Vibram Morflex sole but the time dedication put into these handmade boots really shows.
There’s nothing we enjoy more than turning you all to new, fairly under the radar brands that are trending in the right direction, and we feel Feit falls into this bucket. Though only a few years young, the brand’s been doing some great things as of late, and this falls squarely on the shoulders of Tull Price, the man who founded the company back in 2005. Price looks to deliver product that’s made from high quality materials such as Horween leather. The true differentiator is this — they work directly with the factory to eliminate the middle man and save costs which the consumer would end up having to pay. It’s a direct, made to order business.
While at this year’s (capsule) show, we had the opportunity to check out Diemme’s Fall 2011 collection and have to say it’s really something spectacular. This past winter was more of a soft launch the Italian brand told us, but with the amount of press coverage they received, you’d think otherwise. Well, expect next winter’s lineup to pack more punch and a more robust collection. Diemme will be dropping a line of sneakers to compliment their iconic hiker boots. Furthermore, the hiker boot styles have received some welcomed adjustments but the craftsmanship and detail isn’t lost.
It seems hiker boots are popping up left and right but why get anything but the finest? Diemme is known for using the best fabrics available and the craftsmanship of their footwear is unparalleled. The boots are produced Montebelluna, Italy an area widely regarded as one of the most dominant areas for production and research of technical and performance footwear.
The Roccia Vet is fitted with a suede, almond-colored upper and a Vibram sole. The red laces work well with the color choice and there’s an Italian flag on both feet at the back, showing the brand’s heritage.
New York’s Leffot has teamed up with VIBERG of British Columbia for this hiker in Horween Ink Blue Reversed Chromexcel. The Canadian-based shoemaker has been family owned and operated since its inception back 1931 and the experience and dedication show in the craftsmanship.
As for this specific hiker boot, look for it to drop exclusively at Leffot sometime this week.