Dirk Bikkembergs Steel Cut Mountaineering boots Low SS/98
These 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. Another very unique aspect of this particular pair is the fact the whole hook is located on the right side of both boots! What does this mean? Well on most pairs they're both located on the inside or outside meaning when wrapping the bungee you see the same design on the outside, however, what this small variation allows is, to show a unique perspective on the bungee when looking at it from either side. Wrapping it on the left side of each shoe will show the same pattern as the inner left of one of the boots.
As usual, I tried to show two different ways of wrapping the bungee but the addition of the hook on the front it 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 Both Bungee Cords Black & Blue, & the Original Boxes as well.