Kim Jones and Thibo Denis of Dior have dropped a footwear “must-have” called the ‘Dean Ankle Boot.’ A combination of nubuck calfskin, smooth calfskin leather, and technical mesh, the ‘Dean’ is a luxurious take on the traditional hiking boot.
The ‘Dean’ arrives in ‘Brown/Ebony/Navy’ or ‘Natural/Ebony/Burgundy’ and features a “CD Diamond” emblem on the tongue and italicized Dior branding on the mesh panels. Diamond-shaped branding can be found on the heel, as well as the block cap branding on the interior.
A technical rope lace system, padded high uppers, and a thick notched rubber sole unit are what elevates the ‘Dean’ boot over the tactile hiking boot. With unmatched quality and wear resilience, the Dior ‘Dean Ankle Boot’ is available in stores and online worldwide.
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Dior's Kim Jones and Thibo Denis Release a "Must-Have" 'Dean' Ankle Boot
1. Luxury Hiking Boots - The demand for luxury hiking boots is increasing, leading to opportunities for high-end fashion brands to enter the technical outdoor market.
2. Combining Traditional and Luxury Materials - The use of traditional hiking boot materials like nubuck calfskin and technical mesh in luxury footwear is a trend that opens up opportunities for designers to create unique, high-end products.
3. Technical Rope Lacing System - The use of a technical rope lacing system in luxury hiking boots provides a premium alternative to traditional lacing options, creating opportunity for innovation in footwear design.
1. Fashion - Luxury fashion brands can expand their product lines and enter the growing market for high-end technical outdoor footwear.
2. Outdoor Gear - Outdoor gear companies can incorporate high-end materials and design elements used in luxury hiking boots to create innovative products for the outdoor enthusiast market.
3. Footwear - The incorporation of technical materials and design elements in luxury hiking boots opens up opportunities for disruption and innovation in the footwear industry, bridging the gap between technical outdoor gear and high-end fashion.