I am so excited this is my first collaboration with a luxury shoe manufacturer. In the last 18months hiking boots have been everybody’s preference for walking anywhere. Hiking boots have been our sanity and passion for hiking outdoors in the countryside. In many cases walking to the local supermarket was also an adventure during the last 18months.

Whether I was walking in the hills of Tuscany or driving red Ferrari hiking boots always stand the test of time. For me to be part of this GO red hiking boot journey, that is 100% Made In Italy. is part of the mums can do a luxury campaign. #mumscandoluxury

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As a mother of two, it is important my girls hike my journey when it comes to Alta Moda. Teaching them that mums can do luxury and mothers must make that time pamper and gift back to their artisan’s soul.

To educate any generation that artisans make shoes with their heart and soul is why I chose this collaboration.

This year, I’m being super careful with what I buy as I am more conscious than ever of the fact I technically don’t need anything new. I already own plenty so have challenged myself to play around with all the things I already own. It’s the sustainability approach and I would even argue that it makes you more stylish, as the more you play around with what you have, the more you develop your own signature style.’ 

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That quality hiking boot costs when Made In Italy. It’s nothing to do fast fashion industry, it is all to do with the creative hands that make it.

Fatto A Mano, made with hands is truly a gift to the buyer and creator of the GO red hiking boots. It is the respect for tradition and the quest for innovation.

Watch the video on how my GO Red Hiking Boots were made in Tuscany.

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I love the colour red, it’s my passion for life too. These roses are on a Tuscan estate I lived on. They have withstood many years due to being loved and cared for.

These Boots Are Made For Alta Moda Walking

How many of us have walked to the supermarket or in cities in hiking boots the last year? Thanks to the Italian family-owned luxury shoemakers since 1946, Fratelli Borgioli

They have designed the first-ever hiking boot for women for this Tuscan manufacturer.

Welcome to the GO Red Hiking Boot!

These hiking boots tick all the boxes when it comes to style, fashion, colour and hike technology.

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Energetic colours and bright finishing enrich the new season’s accessories including. The iconic Go Red Hiking boot, epitomising the House’s cutting-edge craftsmanship. These boots are a constant spin on the creative and the contemporary.

GO Hike In Red Hot Style

It is not easy to find a hiking boot that is stylish without compromising comfort. I don’t like the traditional pair of hiking boots because for me they are not funky enough. They don’t stand out, unlike these GO Red Hiking Boots.

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I have personally visited the Fratelli Borgioli modern factory and loved everything they stood for. These factory workers are all Italian. They are 100% Made In Italy and represent the passion of Italian artisans.  The company ethos of passion and artisan skills is why this company are a supplier to the best luxury fashion houses in Italy.

You can watch the factory video I did early this year for Fratelli Borgioli.

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Red is everywhere in Italy when I walk in Tuscany.  It is why I chose the colour red. These GO Red Hiking Boots gives me access to the olives, grapes, countryside or poppies with ease.

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Carbon Footprint Conscious

All the hardware is Made In Italy and is only 15km from the factory, which means the carbon footprint is very low. For me this makes me love the boot more as I am supporting an eco-friendly company. The workers live very near to the factory it’s a win, win on the sustainability front.

This hiking boot is made in real deer leather, known for being soft and elastic. All leather comes from Tuscany. Leather lasts a lifetime regarding shoe ware.

How many of us have walked in shoes that end up destroying our feet?

The padded collar in nappa leather gives maximum comfort to my ankles and prevents them from getting blisters.

 

XL Extralight Sole

The Extralight sole in expanded rubber is hand-stitched to the upper using Goodyear Norwegian construction. This innovative sole material sets itself apart with its low weight and excellent shock-absorbing qualities. It protects the back and legs from strain and impact during the working day.

XL EXTRALIGHT is three times lighter than any other material with the same physical and mechanical properties. It also provides a better surface grip than standard EVA soles, keeping my feet steady on the ground and reducing your risk of slipping.

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Goodyear Norwegian construction makes the sole completely waterproof because the stitching isolates the feet from the outer sole. The leather insole including the wool absorbs humidity as the feet are walking on leather, not on rubber.

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The expanded rubber sole absorbs the hits while you walk. This combination in the sole construction makes my feet feel light and comfortable the whole day. I walked Venice for 15km a day, in varies shoes.  My back always ached because of the jarring of the ancient footpaths.

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What Is Norwegian Boot Construction

Why do Italians choose Norwegian boot construction? This makes the boot durable and highly resistant to any weather condition. It’s the technique that Fretalli Borgioli has used since 1946.  So this sturdy stylish hiking boot is perfect for outdoor trips to the countryside and mountains. But looks red hot.

The boots are 100% Made In Italy, I have seen this with my own eyes. They are made with 100% Italian artisan passion.

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Modern Style Tips

I am a passionate person that loves the colour red. I chose red due to the colour being very versatile. When hiking even if it’s heading to cities of Italy, I need to look stylish and stand out from the crowd.

These Italian hiking boots are a lifestyle and I am not going to compromise my overall image and look.

Thanks to modern design and colour combinations the boots can be easily worn with denim, maxi dress, olive green wool capes. I can glamour these GO Red Hiking Boots for an everyday winter look.

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I can team these hiking boots with my red leather bag also made in Tuscany.

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Made To Order

Due to the wool inside of the boot, my feet are warm. When ordering, these boots run a bit small, I recommend choosing one size bigger than your usual Borgioli size. It is important with these lightweight hiking boots that I am very comfortable in them.

As I walk the streets of Venice or Rome I want to make sure they absorb these wonderful city walks.

Cobblestones in Italy can be very harsh on your feet. So with these red hiking boots I know I can always be on the GO! I am touring around Europe and these boots are going to get a stylish run for their money.

To place an order, drop me a DM on any of my social media or contact form.

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Price

Due to the quality of the artisans and materials these boots retail at 495Euro. Quality always comes at a price.

Buying from Fratelli Borgioli, you are supporting artisans here in Italy and a local community.