Dirk Bikkembergs Tall Bungee Boots
Showcased we have an earlier iteration to what then became a staple in the Bikkembergs universe. A tall nearly knee high version of the AW/96 Bungee boots. Containing all the classic features such as the eyelet to anchor the hooks into place, the metal heels & a detached boot tongue also allowing for simple wearability when putting on shoes. These boots being very artisanal it allows for many ways of styling & wearing, also explaining how come there are so many variations throughout the years.
One of the newest features we've come to discover recently is the slit behind the keep made for hooking the bungee! There is a small slit made for placing the hook in the corner if the metal heel allowing for now even more ways of styling these boots.
Unique to this pair is quite evidently the feature whereas the boot shaft is abnormally taller going halfway up to the wearer's knee! There is a tab located at the rear top of the boot to help put on the boots, yet also can serve as an anchor for threading the bungee through to keep it wrapped at a higher level!
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 to tie the bungee 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.