In a very interesting move, Vans Vault team up with Italian boot makers Diemme to create this Buffalo Boot LX in two colourways.
It’s very out of character for Vans to be making a serious piece of hiking footwear, but then again that’s part of the appeal to this collaboration – it’s a brave step out of their comfort zone. The Vans Vault Buffalo Boot has proved itself as a sturdy addition to the catalogue and a welcome addition into the world of hiking inspired sneakers. So, getting Diemme in to take it a few steps further and actually warp it into a hiking boot was a great idea.
Diemme do what they do extremely well, producing some of the most luxurious and beautiful outdoor footwear on the market. This rendition of the Buffalo Boot is no exception, with it’s luxury waterproof suede upper, a crisp Vibram Morflex sole, D-rings and speed lacing metal hardware. It’s a beast and it stinks of Diemme. Vans have given it their stamp of approval with a nice big spot of branding on the side panels, as well as a really nice bit of collaborative branding on the tongue tab.
For us, it’s all about the tonal root brown option with it’s classic appeal. The black and mouton option is a little less subtle in it’s offering. It will be really interesting to see if this collaborative partnership continues into the future and what else they come up with.
Both pairs of the Vans Vault x Diemme Buffalo Boot LX will be dropping later today at End Clothing, so keep an eye on the site.