SCOTTISH traditional bootmaker Brandecosse - manufacturer of the much-admired classic design Capriolo - has added two more designs, based on its three-year-old flagship.

Brandecosse delivers new soul to classic Capriolo boots with Basso and Alto editions

SCOTTISH traditional bootmaker Brandecosse – manufacturer of the much-admired classic Capriolo – has added two more designs, based on its three-year-old flagship.

Basso

Building upon a similar design to the Capriolo, the Basso is the debut approach shoe from the family-run operation, while the Alto has been designed to be both rugged and lightweight.

Retaining the signature characteristics of the original Capriolo, the Basso is crafted from a single piece of Italian suede with a 99% recycled nylon designed to enhance breathability.

Tailored for summer trekking and mountain approach, the Basso’s lace-forward design ensures precise forefoot control and adjustable fit, while the Vibram Friction outsole delivers high levels of traction and stability across varied terrains, all while maintaining flexibility and a low-profile stability.

It’s stablemate – the Capriolo Alto – is a minimalist boot designed for more demanding conditions.

Alto

Elevating the Capriolo for increased weather resistance and support, Galloway-based Brandecosse say the Alto is a highly capable three-season all-rounder and low-level trekking boot during the winter and, despite its robust build, it retains the flexibility while weighing in at less than 1.1kg a pair.

The Alto features a textured hydrophobic flat grain leather upper while offering the benefits of full grain leather in wet and muddy conditions alongside a fully waterproof and breathable Sympatex lining.

The replaceable Vibram 1444 Pepe outsole with deeper lugs and low profile design ensures superior grip in challenging terrain while maintaining a low centre of gravity and high flexibility.

There’s also a full inch increase of collar height to bolster ankle support.

Both Basso and Alto are available in sizes UK 4 / EU 37 to UK 13 / EU48.

Prices…

Capriolo Basso – £179.

Capriolo Alto – £219.

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