Every season boot maker Diemme impresses, be it with retro styled hikers or "pod boots" made with FM fam Throwing Fits. The latest delivery—a limited edition Roccia Vet Sport, made in collaboration with Norwegian outdoor lifestyle moodboard Hiking Patrol—coincides with the Italian brand's 30th anniversary. And what better way to celebrate than making high-end boots with your friends?
Continuing the trend of old-school vintage style streetwear, the Roccia Sport mirrors the already popular boot, the Roccia Vet, adding a retrofitted design that bridges the gap between urban and rural environments (think mountain-hybrid streetwear).
The boot features performance-oriented Cordura fabric for a durable and versatile build, while a waterproof, breathable, windproof SympaTex lining serves as a barrier shell to allow water vapor to escape without letting moisture in. Anchoring the exterior is a set of metal D-rings while an embossed leather tongue accents each pair. A white rubber approach-shoe-styled rand covers the base of the boot, adding an extra layer of protection from scuffs and abrasions.
Handmade in Italy, the Diemme x Hiking Patrol Roccia Vet Sport offers two sets of colorways to choose from, Orange Cordura, with touches of burgundy and sand leather details, and Petrol Blue Cordura (my personal favorite), with touches of purple and turquoise leather details.
Whether you’re looking to elevate your streetwear game or for a robust boot to keep you covered in the mountains, the Roccia Sport seems a solid bet. Either way, act quick—only a limited run will be produced and we expect the batch to sell out quickly.