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Brand: Guidi x 1017 ALYX 9SM
Model: Front Zip Boot
Key Features: The high-top, front zip boot sees two distinctive aesthetics meet to create a futuristic hybrid boot. The tooling is provided entirely by ALYX, having been exclusively created for the brand by Vibram and used on other ALYX footwear offerings this season. The upper is crafted using vegetable tanned leather from Tuscany that has been tumble dyed and outfitted with a custom front zipper.
Release Date: Available now
Editor’s Notes: Famed Italian leather shoemaker Guidi and Matthew Williams’ ever-popular ALYX have teamed up on a special release that sees both brands bring their expertise and aesthetics together for a truly half-and-half, hybrid boot. Guidi’s more traditional approach to shoemaking is reflected in the high-quality, Tuscan leather upper, while ALYX’s avant-garde design language is immediately evident in the form of the custom Vibram tooling that looks straight out of the future.
The Guidi x ALYX Front Zip boot comes in three colorways: the more traditional white and black leather uppers, as well as a neon yellow. All three leather uppers are designed to age and develop a patina unique to the wearer. Check them out above.
For more on Guidi and its practices, read our in-depth piece on the Italian heritage brand.
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