At first glance, No. 689 strongly recalls a sporty mountaineering shoe. However, the premium soft calf of the shaft with an impressive hand finish makes this Goodyear-welted men’s boot better suited for stylish everyday outfits than a hike through the Alpine landscape. Nevertheless, its robust rubber lug sole ensures stability on slippery surfaces both in the mountains or in flatter areas, and the lambskin lining along the interior of the shaft guarantees that feet will stay toasty warm, even when the thermometer drops below zero.
The supreme discipline of shoe manufacturing. In an elaborate process, the upper and outsole are sewn together using a thin strip of leather. This makes the shoes extremely stable, durable, dimensionally stable and extremely easy to repair.
Hiking boots originated in alpine terrain, but they are now firmly established in the modern leisure sector. The upper materials are water-repellent, the sole is strongly profiled and the lacing usually has a combination of hooks and eyelets.