The Fracap Vintage hiking boot is revered in the fashion industry as the iconic mountain boot of today. Fracap boots are hand made by a small specialist company tucked away near Lecce in Italy. Each pair is of exceptionally high quality, individually designed by the small handful of stores in the UK that are lucky enough to be stockists including ourselves at Stuarts London.
For those of us who are slightly unsure about who Fracap are, they have been in the game a lot longer than ourselves here at Stuarts. A true Italian heritage brand they have been existing since 1908, originally crafting boots for farmers under the Capello family name. During this period of the company’s history, the brand quickly gained a reputation for producing strong and durable boots. It was not until 1987, under the stewardship of the 2nd generation of the Capello family, that the company gained a global reputation constructing boots for the Italian Army and Air Forces. The label is now in the hands of the 3rd generation.
Sticking to tradition, all Fracap shoes / boots are handmade in the brands original home of the Italian town of Monterino, which very much like our own Northampton, is the renowned capital of shoemaking in Italy. Each pair of Fracap’s are made using only the highest quality materials that can be found in Italy.
To add to the earlier releases of the Fracap Sandals models, this season sees the latest arrivals of the highly sought after Fracap Hiking Boots which have been co-designed by the team here at Stuarts London. Made with Italian style and zest, these handmade shoes are a must have for anyone seeking a piece of Italian Heritage.