By Amos Kwon
on 9.26.12
Photo by Diemme

Italian shoemaker Diemme has been crafting fine footwear for mountaineering, trekking, military, safety applications and hunting since 1992. But a tradition of practicality doesn’t mean their products aren’t stylish. The Diemme Roccia Vet Vesuvio Suede boot ($400) is evidence to that effect. Originally created as part of their hunting line, the Roccia Vet Vesuvio is now lighter and more comfortable so you can pound the urban pavement, too.

With a beautiful orange Italian-made midsole and a soft Vibram Lisk bottom rubber sheet, the Roccia Vet Vesuvio is as fashionable as it is practical. The leather upper is made of 1.4-mm suede right from the Conceria Mastrotto tannery (but of course!). Cow leather makes up the inner lining, and the footbed is a vegetable latex with a leather upper lining. Every aspect of the boot, from laces to lace hardware, is made in Italy. The striking blue laces are just icing on the cake.

$400 | Diemmefootwear.com

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