Founded in 1908 by the Capello brothers, namely Alfredo and Giovanni who followed their father’s footsteps in shoemaking, Fracap has gone on to be arguably the foremost name in bootmaking.
Based in the Italian bootmaking heartland of Lecce, Fracap started out life supplying hikers and skiers with hard working cold weather footwear. After being taken over by Alfredo’s sons, Antonio and Michel, in 1987, the brand went on to equip the Italian military who recognised the durability and quality of this expertly made footwear.
This expertise and localised craftsmanship, which has seen the original factory still be home to bootmakers to this day, has paid dividends with Fracap’s ambitious plan to corner the fashion market. The plan worked and resulted in the birth of two of the brand’s most iconic styles – M120 and M127.
Utilising a variety of both exotic leathers and materials found on their own doorstep, the AW15 collection takes on the two captivating silhouettes, with hard wearing Vibram sole units and their Signature Ripple design proving the foundations for a selection of impressive new designs.
Retaining the tried and tested goodyear welt construction technique, Fracap have been adventurous with the executions of their uppers, with great success. Ranging from smooth, strong and sturdy vegetable tanned leather to supple and suede and even making use of instantly recognisable ostrich leather, the collection present’s some strong new make ups for their iconic footwear.
Look for the Fracap AW15 collection online now at EndClothing.com.