Fracap Hiking Boots Spring/Summer 2013
Now that we are fast approaching spring, I would imagine that hiking boots are not currently at the top of your essential footwear list. However, the recent cold weather (snow in April!) has only served to prove that boots are an unfortunate necessity all year round for British men.
With this in mind, those searching for a versatile, modern pair of boots should look no further than Fracap. Renowned for their quality craftsmanship that benefits from over a hundred years experience, the Italian brand only use the finest leathers from renowned Italian tanneries. Founded and still run by the Cappello family, Fracap produce all of their boots in one factory in Monteroni de Lecce – ironically located in the heel of the boot of Italy.
The latest SS13 Fracap collection epitomises the brand’s simple yet masculine aesthetic, conveyed perfectly through their staple ‘Scarponcino’ boot (the model dominating this spring/summer collection). Finished with either a chunky vibram or ripple sole the boots have the tough, hard wearing appeal that you would expect from any piece of workwear – however, by utilising slimmer leathers than usual, the ‘Scarponcino’ has been adapted to accommodate a more casual look and feel, creating a versatile shoe that looks just as at home in the city as it does in the country.
The colour palette of the collection remains relatively neutral, using mainly dark tan and grey hues. These muted tones are then offset with contrasting laces, soles and lace hooks, ensuring that the models are timeless yet bang up to date. Worn with a classic pair of selvedge jeans and a check plaid shirt, any pair of the Fracap boots from this SS13 collection will finish off a contemporary workerwear-inspired outfit perfectly.
So whether your off for a week’s hiking in the Lake District, spending the summer in the Scottish Highlands or just looking to man up your street style, the SS13 collection from Fracap is a sure place to start.