Italian hiking brand ROA has quickly become fashion’s favorite outdoor brand thanks to the label’s ability to balance the need for durable and trail-ready footwear with the want for something more stylish.
What was originally born out of an encounter between Italian retailer Slam Jam’s creative team and technical footwear designer Maurizio Quaglia, has now blossomed into an outdoor brand toeing the line between form and function. Though it has several high profile collaborations to its name, ROA is still a relative newcomer, first appearing on Highsnobiety’s radar in FW 2018. With gorpcore one of fashion’s biggest trends and hiking-inspired footwear going nowhere, big things are expected from the Italian brand in the near future.
Below, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite ROA footwear — which includes one of the aforementioned high-profile collaborations with Brain Dead. Other selections include the slime-dipped Andreas hiking boot, and ROA’s low-top Neal and Oblique boots.
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