I always thought these leather and linen Traveling Boots were way cool. The leather cuff, the floppy linen shaft contained by criss-crossed leather straps. So class and perfect with everything. The leather and linen combination made for some great looking bags as well.
Page from Spring 1987. The boots were featured from Spring 1985 to Holiday 1987.
From the catalog: “Most boots are just excess baggage on a traveler’s checklist-frivolous space-joggers that get shipped home at first opportunity. Not so our Traveling Boots: Rugged yet pliable and light weight, they’re versatile companions on city cobblestones and dusty veldt, and tuck inconspicuously into a corner of a carry-on. On the bottom, a hardy combination of pebble-textured leather and military-grade linen-the same fabric we use in our Carry-On Luggage. A classic striding boot with a bent for rambling and the good looks to va bene anywhere on the globe.”