Despite Kiko Kostadinov‘s success with his eponymous label, the designer is better associated with his work with ASICS — but that doesn’t mean his in-house footwear should be overlooked. Take this new pair of Jehtra boots for Fall/Winter 2021 for example — not only are they a step-up visually from SS21’s Renaissance-inspired Chelsea boots, but they also go to show the designer’s more technical side (which he explored with his work with AFFIX).
The boot itself is served up in a colorway called “Dragonfly,” sporting a dark grey mesh base that’s overlayed with grey and black rubber, grey leather, and green leather. At the front, we find a wavy, almost tadpole-like rubber designer that overlays the mesh on the front-quarter, leading the eye towards the mid-panel where you’ll find the green leather section that connects to-and-around the tongue.
That tongue is made from mesh and features green rubberized Kiko Kostadinov roundel branding alongside rope laces that have been covered by the asymmetrical fastening strap. A touch of black leather hits up the rear-quarter before more tadpole shapes grace the rear, while a thick, curvaceous, black sole unit rounds out the pair.
Kiko Kostadinov’s Jehtra boot in “Dragonfly” retails for £540 GBP (approx. $750 USD) and can be bought from stockists such as Dover Street Market London now.
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