Established in 2004, Japanese label itazura, like some many others before it, found its start on the crowded alleyways of Harajuku. Thorough its daft and playful designs, the brand, which defines as “mischievous” in Japanese, garnered a following. Today, itazura’s merchandises are not only available in Tokyo but through select shops across Japan.
For its Fall/Winter 2008 seasons, itazura is introducing Trekking Boots, the label take on hiking boots and the ever fashionable buffalo plaid. If it looks somewhat familiar, that is because Jeff Staple created a similar boots for Timberland’s Borough Project 2 years ago. However, aside for the generous usage of plaid, the similarity ends there. The fabric upper on itazura’s Trekking Boots is less stiff. Thus, the boots is more flexible than the usual hiking boots. In addition, its Vibram sole provides both cushioning and traction. All of which make this hiking boots performing more like high-top sneakers. Available in the familiar red buffalo plaid, along with green and blue. All three are available at FOOCA chapter of ZOZOTOWN online shopping network.