Dirk Bikkembergs Brown Steel Cut Mountaineering boots Low SS/98
These brown low-cut steel heel mountaineering boots are a beautiful variation on the classic FW/96 boots. This version features a metal hook at the front of the boot serving as an anchor to wrapping the bungee. Unlike the previous Black Steel-cut mountaineering boots this pair has the hook located on the exterior of both boots. Allowing for an even & symmetrical bungee pattern when tying. This brown pair is an unusual iteration of the steel-cut boot, but also in brown makes it a much more special pair to see! As usual, I tried to show two different ways of wrapping the bungee but the addition of the hook on the front allows for even more creative ways to wrap so get creative & have fun!
Originally introduced in 1996 these boots feature his signature design elements the steel-cut heel, and the bungee cord to hold the shoe together. This is possibly the most unique aspect of the shoe, the reason being it allows the wearer to create hundreds of styling patterns! All the various ways there are to tie the cord can change along with each outfit. Not only that but the Leather tongue was created in an intriguing way unlike the traditional boot the tongue is split allowing for a unique silhouette to be achieved depending on how the wearer decides to lace the shoe, if laced in a tight pattern will show a completely different silhouette than if laced in a loose pattern for the front tongue. One other of the most intriguing details is the squared-out front sole, reminiscent of ski boots, Dirk took inspiration from the shape of ski boots and added a little touch to the boots themselves.
Includes black bungee cord.
Season: Spring/Summer 1998
Sole Measurement: 26CM