If you're familiar with what we do, you might have seen the La Botte Gardiane boots we have been carrying (and wearing) for years. As a brand that produces authentic, well designed and timeless boots - in France with European materials - La Botte Gardiane is easy to relate to for us. When the opportunity arose to collaborate together again, we jumped at it.
The classic Gardian boot is a favorite of ours, so it was an obvious choice to work with that silhoutte. It's an understated style, with a subtle 2.5 cm heel, cut at just the right height. As with all La Botte Gardiane boots, the suede leather used is French and production happens in their workshop in the South of France.
What makes this version so different? Well, two big things. Most noticeably we opted for a crepe sole, something you'll rarely see on boots. Natural crepe soles have excellent characteristics; they're ecological, recyclable, abrasion resistant, highly elastic, flexible and waterproof. They also add a more relaxed touch to these Gardian boots. Next to that, the front and sides of these boots were finished with embroideries, bringing an extra, authentic Western flair with them.
La Botte Gardiane was established in 1958, specializing in handcrafted boots, shoes and sandals. All their products are made in their workshop in Camargue (in the South East of France), between Nîmes and Montpellier. Their reputation was built on the quality of their products, preserving original craftsmanship and using high-quality leather, which is tanned with vegetable dyes using oak, rosemary and chestnut.
Production for these is limited for now, and depending on how things evolve, we may order some more in the future. Everything is handmade after orders come in, so the option exists.