The pairing has crafted a multi-faceted mountaineering boot that receives a contemporary makeover, taking notes from aircraft engineering and gear worn by aerospace specialists. The raw silhouette also looks to early NASA prototypes, with the model giving off an experimental, extra-terrestrial feel.
The shoe boasts the rugged aesthetic of hefty wintertime footwear, but is given a modernized city-ready look. The all-black boot sees durable mesh dominate its upper half, while the quarters are stamped with reflective script alongside rubber VIBRAM accents that drown the medials and leak onto the round toe boxes, heel counters, and sole units. Tonal liners receive increased padding for a comfortable ride, while metal eyelets decorate the offering with an evident hiking attitude.
The Empathetic Boot is available now in limited quantities via the FRAME website and retail stores globally for $498 USD.