Tag Archives: Hiker

Vans Vault x Diemme Buffalo Boot

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In an interesting collaboration, Vans Vault has gotten together with Italian shoe maker Diemme on the Buffalo Boot LX. Diemme presents the Buffalo Boot in an outdoor aesthetic inspired by their own Roccia Vet silhouette, rebuilding the vulcanized model with welted construction methods. Waterproof suede uppers, gusseted tongue, Vibram outsole, metal hardware and heavy duty hiker laces are utilized in this collaborative redesign for complete protection against the elements. Finished off with debossed co-branding, the Vault by Vans x Diemme Buffalo Boot LX ships this month in root and black/mouton offerings. Look for more Vault projects with Diemme in spring 2013.

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A Bathing Ape Mountain Sta

 

For the urban explorers out there A Bathing Ape has just released the hybrid Mountain Sta sneaker. The high top Mountain Sta blends traditional hiking boot details with a modern sneaker sole for a new look. The suede upper is complemented by D-ring lace hooks, hiking boot laces and a contrasting leather ankle collar. Available in a more traditional looking beige colorway as well as sporty black colorway, both feature a thick white rubber sole.

 

Diemme Roccia Vet Schoeller Keprotec Black

Although the Roccia Vet you see here originated life as a hunting boot, Diemme trimmed it down to re-appropriate it for city use. In this particular model, the traditional leather uppers were replaced by a 41% kevlar, Keprotec fabric made by Schoeller in Switzerland. It is made from a high-tensile aramide fibers allowing for supreme durability while offering temperature stability within the boots. Lightweight Vibram Morflex wedge soles makes these boots incredibly easy to walk in and it is lined with cow leather on the inside for ultimate comfort.

 

Vans Hiker Mid

As part of the Winter 2010 California collection, Vans presents the “Hiker” Mid Skool 77. It’s exactly what it sounds like – the Vans Mid Skool 77 updated with hiking influenced details. Options include black, brown and taupe suede. Slated for an early October release.

New Balance 710 Hiker

I’ve seen a few sneaker hiker hybrids already this season. The New Balance 710 has its roots in Lou Whittaker of Rainier Mountaineering Guide Service, who used the a New Balance sneaker for hiking purposes and then collaborated with the label to create the New Balance Rainier a mid cut sneaker with a beefed up outsole. The Rainier holds the distinction of being used on a trek up Everest and is the precursor to the 710.