Thought the classic outdoor boot couldn't get hip? You haven't seen the Fracap Japan mountaineering boots, now available in very limited quantities in the UK via Oki-Ni.
One of those 'best kept secrets', the boots are made by hand in the small Fracap factory in Italy, then sold in limited numbers in the Japanese market. Thankfully for us Brits, Oki-Ni has stepped in and sorted out four styles for the UK market, including the one pictured above.
This particular variation offers the classic walking boot look, but with heavy duty uppers made from grainy leather, inner padding, extra-thick soles and contrasting laces sat within five d-rings and two hooks. Not cheap at £179, but these are boots that will live with you for years.