Friday, 28 October 2011

Can they kick it? Lecce they can

SO Lecce. What do we know about Lecce? Apart from it being in Southern Italy, not a lot else.

The Florence of the South so they say, but that’s about it.

US Lecce the areas football team now play in Serie A, but it is another sort of boot handmade in the city that has caught my attention other than the footballing type, that of the Fracap hiking boot.

Talk about stand out, rarely seen this side of Tokyo, the Vibram boot, which comes in black, red, blue and grey leather are so tough looking and yet stylish as to perfectly blend mountain and high street in one easy stride.

The leather upper, with lace up metal eyelets, Vibram Morflex sole, don’t ask me, but it sounds good, make this a tough wearing ankle boot.

Coming with two pairs of contrasting laces, the handmade boots are a delight, with lighter sole and beige interior the Scarponcino boot is a winner making winter chill a thing of the past.

The boot also comes with a suede upper and variation on the flatter sole, this boot comes with a ripple sole, which appears to have more grip and is a rubber sole, rather than Vibram. The variation is simply down to esthetics unless of course you are actually going hiking in them.

I wont be so it’s style over content for me.

These come in camel and coffee, with a white sole and also have two contrasting laces sent with, yellow and red.

If a hard wearing, rarely seen boot, that has a real cutting edge style to it, is your aim then Fracap is the boot of choice, for this and any year.