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J.Crew Taps Diemme for a Line of Appalachian-Inspired Hiking Boots

J.Crew is no stranger to the art of collaboration, and they are showcasing their prowess in that area yet again. Their latest comes by way of Diemme, the high-end outdoor brand that has been around for over 20 years. The two have come together to develop a pair of limited-edition stompers inspired by the Appalachian Trail; a specialized rendition of Diemme’s Roccia Vet Boots that are meant to endure any terrain with impeccable style to boot — literally.

The Diemme x J.Crew Roccia Vets were handmade in northeastern Italy using ideal textiles, as the same goes for any pair composed by Diemme. The new boots arrive in two distinct colors, each of which is composed of distinct materials. The Katahdin Brown option is composed of a smooth nubuck leather upper, while the Hightower Grey boasts a sturdy Cordura nylon makeup. While fashion is one element that J.Crew knows like the back of their hand, these new boots are still intended for the trail, and that’s proved further by bolstered ankle support, plush leather lining, and a rugged lugged rubber outsole.

The new assortment of boots falls in line with J.Crew’s “Brands We Love” program, and there is no doubt as to why there is such good reason to revere Diemme as much as the menswear mainstay does. Plus, J.Crew is providing even us with more of a reason to love their new collaborator, seeing as 15% of proceeds for their new joint effort will be donated to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, an organization that protects and manages the multi-state-spanning trail.

The Diemme x J.Crew Roccia Vet Boots are exclusive to J.Crew’s online retailer, and they are currently available to order for $449.

Purchase: $449