1 of only 80 pairs made. A radical take on a Hiking Boot, gone vegan with a pretty-but-tough Lilac PU upper, silver hook and eye finishes and perfectly contrasting laces.
Our now classic Saturn Returns boot made even more radical! For our newest incarnation of the silhouette we have added a super fresh hook and eye detail through the top 3 eyelets on this classic 8 up boot. Monochromatic black and white hiking laces create a more solid finish to the lighter mood of this Lilac palette and work in cool unexpected contrast for the way this palette might have otherwise been treated. The result? A pretty-tough boot that has a totally unique radical hiking finish. Executed in a very soft handle Vegan PU that is basically indistinguishable from genuine leather.
Running true to fit and especially great for wider width feet thanks to the open throat possibilities of the detailed lacing. Please order your regular size. Feel free to call us 0437 933 073 if you need to talk through your sizing before you order.
For better or for worse, I am the kind of person that if I am told ‘I can’t do something’… like put Lilac and Black together, or sell light coloured shoes in winter… I tend to want to break that thing and just do it. So with that in mind what we can say about this new palette is that we actually love the juxtaposition of the more masculine proportions of a hiking boot being executed with a lilac femme twist and set out with that intention as an experiment in light and dark moments. We kept the lilac feeling solid and pure joy with matching lilac PU lining. Then we anchored it all out with a black based sole and monochromatic laces for framing and to help give the silhouette conviction and strength despite the lighter tone of the main body.
What this means is that the shoes are extremely wearable, despite being a light colour, and a light colour in winter. Dang breaking all the fashion rules right here. Just another reason why we call it radical, yes...
During the week we will be matching them with floaty printed tea dresses complete with ample doses of shirring for 90s irony. Layer this up with glitter black ankle socks and trench coats for vintage appeal. At the weekend it will be denims with the socks tucked on the outside 80s style, mixed with massively oversized knits for cold school sports mornings and early morning walks through the market. Dark palettes pop with these beauties – all black everything goes bold in the mix and makes the shoes the exclamation mark. We heart!
Made responsibly in China in small batch quantities by our new boutique manufacturing partner, Mipiachi.
PU is a highly durable material that is ideally suited to long wearing shoes. For optimum care, we recommend and sell "Waproo Waterproofer" to protect your toe tappers from unexpected showers. We recommend spraying monthly on the Full Moon and can send you a reminder if you sign up to our newsletter here.
Polish your PU shoes around once a month and clean when necessary with a leather conditioner and soft rag to remove any dirt accumulated on your travels.
For extra special treatment, polishing can help renew shoes that have developed scratches or other signs of regular wear. Wax and cream polishes available from a local shoe repairer will breath new life into your beloved toe tappers. Once your newly polished shoes have dried you can re-apply a waterproof spray for extra protection.
Returns – Full Priced Items
On full priced items we offer the option of a full refund, size exchange or store credit within 14 days of receiving the order. We also cover postage on the first exchange. See full returns process instructions here.
If you are in Melbourne you are also more than welcome to make an exchange instore at The Fitting Salon - 554 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne.
Returns – Sale & Promotional Code Items
All sale items under $99 are final and there is no exchange or return offered for change of mind purchases or incorrect sizes so please choose carefully.
For sale items over $99 we happily offer either an exchange or store credit note valid for 6 months from the date of return (strictly no cash refunds) for change of mind purchases and size exchanges. Please note we do not cover Return Postage or the postage to get the exchange back out to you.
Returns - International
Whilst we will happily assist with an international exchange we can not cover any exchange costs, including taxes on international orders. This means postage back to us and return postage back to you is at your own expense, so please choose with care and contact us if you need help with sizing.
See full returns & exchange details here.