Fracap Boots: One of Those Best Kept Secrets

Fracap Boots:  All Handcrafted in Italy.

Since 1908, the Italian brand Fracap has manufactured some of the finest boots, and until a few years ago, their hiker boots were made specifically for the Japanese market, the small family owned company,  is based  in a small factory in Lecce, Italy. Now they have brought out three customized styles and every pair of Fracap boots is handmade.  All their boots come with either Vibram sole or the characteristic ripple sole, and are all handmade in Lecce of fine Italian leather.


These hard-to-find hiking boots are fast becoming an international phenomenon. Although Fracap are relatively new in the UK, men’s Fracap footwear has been around for over three generations and the Fracap footwear expresses the qualities of the finest Italian footwear, combining style, comfort and functionality into one everyday shoe, a classic traditional Derby shoe with a Vibram outsole and possibly best of all, Fracap`s jewel in the crown – the Scarponcini Mountain Boot all handcrafted in Italy from premium grain leather.

With six elegant yet subtle colours to choose from you are bound to find what you are looking of within the stunning men’s Fracap footwear range. They really are some of the finest mountaineering boots you’ll find the world over. That old-school hiking boot flavour produced for the modern man and produced in super limited numbers. For a while Fracap were one of those best kept secrets, the reserve of a select few who knew about the tiny Italian brand’s expertly produced mountain boots. Their Scarponcini – which simply means hiking boot – is timelessly styled and finished to an incredibly high level, which means your Fracap’s will last for years.

Recently, a lot more people have cottoned on to Fracap, and have seen their popularity soar. The Ripple Sole Scarponcini utilises Fracap’s own pioneering ‘Shark Tooth’ natural gum sole, a design that has been common place with mountaineers since the 19th Century.


Stuarts London is proud to present Fracap to London; each style has been designed by us right down to the colour of laces. Each pair comes with two sets of laces one in an authentic outdoor yellow and brown colour and the other in the high fashion red colour.

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