Foot pa­trol

a hy­brid shoe blurs the bound­aries be­tween com­bat boot and skate sneaker

Wallpaper - - Newspaper - Boots, £395, by Neil Bar­rett, neil­bar­rett.com. ‘Maze’ rug, €5,727, by Cc-tapis, cc-tapis.com

as the bound­aries be­tween for­mal- and ca­su­al­wear have blurred, and sports­wear has be­come a lux­ury sta­ple, hy­brid de­signs have emerged that as­sim­i­late a va­ri­ety of shapes and styles. stay­ing one step ahead of this syn­er­gis­tic aes­thetic is Mi­lan-based la­bel neil Bar­rett, whose tank boots, in a graphic black and white print, bridge the gap be­tween the bat­tle­field and the half pipe. part mil­i­tary boot, part skate sneaker, the style boasts the rub­ber toe and zip-de­tail of a trainer, and a sturdy mil­i­tary-tread sole. We’re to­tally com­man­deer­ing the new fash­ion with­out fron­tiers.

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