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—01. Brown suede with red laces.


There are a couple companies that make classic looking hiking boots but often they aren't that easy to get or they're really heavy because they're made for hiking or climbing. Diemme has managed to slim down the classic silhouette, add the lightweight Vibram sole and offer a nice looking boot that is ideal for wearing in the city and on the trails if need be - maybe stick to the path however. They are just starting to release at select shops in North America this fall. They will also be showing the collection in New York this week.

&mdashNow available at Tres Bien

Reader Comments (12)

Nice enough (especially in the dark blue not pictured here), I reckon my Fracaps have got a bit more character though.
July 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThom
God forbid the boots are too heavy for your delicate feet.
July 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterUlysses
Anyone know where to find red hiking laces in Vancouver? My Danner's are a little torn. I tried everywhere on the outdoor gear strip along Broadway - no dice. Anyways, hiking boots to me aren't suitable to be worn without ever veering off the asphalt (preferably you'd break them in immediately). If you want to look like a climber you might as well take to the trails now and then - I guarantee it's more rewarding than just playing at a lifestyle for fashion.
July 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJorden
Cool! I have a pair of Fracaps. Unfortunately I have to deal with the suede-rain issue. As they are perfect for fall it means trouble, as fall means a lot of rain where I live.
July 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpeter
Very nice.
July 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMel
Suede hiking boots people are afraid to get wet. Perfectly illustrates the gap between what an item is designed for in the first place and how it can be misinterpreted and misunderstood.
July 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter..
Agree that these could use a bit more character. Favourite by far are the blue ones.
July 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarked Absent
I gotta say, I like the heaviness found in older Fracaps, Danner's and the like. I get people want the look without the functionality sometimes but there's a quality inherent in those clunkers that I don't think the new "fashion lines" can really touch, even if they are made super-well.

i.e. that foam sole scares me.
July 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBen
PS I trust my post didn't come across as pointing fingers at the purveyors of this site. The photo spread in your recent issue shows that you know how to suitably take it outside (and provide a welcome relief to outdoors enthusiasts who insist on wearing over-designed and gaudy wear).
July 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJorden
These lack some ruggedness. I would get mountain lights instead.
July 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSauvignon
I have a pair of Diemme, and quality wise they are great. I live in Norway, and have used them with pleasure. in both their natural and unnatural habitat. I believe Diemme strength is what some of you call a lack of character, it's clean look, neat curves, and the light weight. The weight was something I really noticed when I first pulled them on, it's light, without compromising the firmness of the shoe. It's not a bad thing that it's made in the heart of Italy's hiking shoe cluster, close to Asolo, near La Sportiva, and a few hours from Vibram. Di classe mondiale!
July 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMA
You guys slept on those sick blue Diemmes. There's no way to describe them but sick as fuck. Tres Bien Shop even had a couple pairs on their eBay which sold for peanuts.
July 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSerge

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