Following its collaborative capsule with IDEA and Public Release Recordings, nonnative has returned with two of its rugged Fall/Winter 2019 mountain boots — one made for hiking and the other for climbing.
Arriving in colors of black and beige, the Alpinist Boots are made from premium cow leather that gets paneled in two distinctive tones. Coming with padded collars, the silhouette sees two pairs of metallic eyelet hooks at the top, followed by round rope laces that criss-cross over the forefoot. The eyelet panels wrap around the backstay and appear along the rear quarter and sidewalls. Offsetting the delicate suede uppers, the mudguards are made with grained leather secured by pristine double top-stitching, courtesy of Italian workmanship.
The Hiker Boots also come in the same leather textiles. This time, however, the build is more chunky with fewer panels, displaying a much more minimal look than the aforementioned silhouette. Below its padded collars lie a set of metal eyelets, including one in the middle that pulls back the laces past the others. Along the mudguards is a protective water-resistant coating colored in a darker tone that separates it from the rest of the uppers. As final notes to the boots, both silhouettes have been equipped with a thickly treaded Vibram midsole for optimal grip and comfort.
Both nonnative’s Alpinist and Hiker Boots are currently available at coverchord.com for $700 and $665 USD, respectively.