Stone Island's excellence in dying fabrics continues with a new set of boots and vests made with garment dyed leather. Both the products feature leather laminated to a light non-woven fabric in Dyneema, which is the strongest and most durable lightweight fiber in the world. From there, the garment undergoes an elaborate dyeing process.
The boots also use high tenacity nylon canvas in the upper, with a shock-absorbing polyurethane liquid injected into the midsole to fuse the upper with the sole. Without using glue or stitching, this allows the entire boot to be dyed at once at high temperatures. Rounding out the shoe are nylon tape accents on the tongue and heel, as well as a Stone Island logo on the heel.
The reversible vest features leather on the outside and a second vest inside with nylon Naslan Light. A reflective fabric patch appears on both shoulders, and the arm holes are also edged in Naslan. The leather side features an array of diagonal Velcro bands that can attach up to four boxy Naslan pockets.
Check out a video for the sneakers, as well as a shorter clip for the vests below. Both products are available on Stone Island's website right now, with the vest retailing for $4,055 and the boots at $578.