Mountain peaks, snowy landscapes and technical clothing: here are the inspirations for Fall/ Winter 2019-2020 collection.
From Fashion Week catwalks to the most important footwear fairs, such as MICAM and TheOneMilano, Mountain Boots are the must-have for next winter, to show off with frigid temperatures as well as in more glam or casual occasions.
The hiking boots are protagonists of an evolution that makes them wereable from day to night, an idea that inspired Jeannot’s mountain boots spotted on Italian Shoes, the blog of Assocalzaturifici, association that represents the Italian footwear industry.
The traditional biker, always a loyal ally of winter days, has been revisited in a chic way to be matched with glamorous outfits, creating a gritty and disruptive contrast.
The rise of this look in the fashion scenario is confirmed by social network trends, over 212,000 Instagram posts with the constantly growing hashtag #hikingboots.
Let’s explore the origins of this tendency and its strengths.
According to celebrity designer Alex Longmore. “The trend for wearing oversized combat boots started to make its way in 2014 when the Timberland boot came back in fashion, originally used in the 90s,”
Among the features that make this model so loved and desired, there are longevity and strength: as Longmore states, “it’s versatile, functional and a timeless accessory”.
To support the concept, the broader cultural desire for authenticity, perfectly interpreted by these boots with their outdoor and athletic dimension.
Embodying the bold personality of these shoes in daily look helps to evolve the extremely refined aesthetic, adding an urban and dynamic character.