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Fracap AW14 Collection – Online Now

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Makers of some of the finest hiking footwear available, having masted the craft since opening it’s doors in 1948, the latest from Fracap is now online.

Based in the Italian bootmaking heartland of Lecce, Fracap started out life supplying hikers and skiers with hard working cold weather footwear and soon went on to equip the Italian military who recognised the durability and quality of this expertly made footwear.

Utilising a variety of both exotic leathers and materials found on their own doorstep, the AW14 collection takes on their M127 and M120 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.

Explore the latest from these Italian bootmaking masters in our Fracap section now.






Fracap Autumn/Winter 2014

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

With a history of quality boot-making spanning over a 100 years, Fracap have been heralded as the quintessential hiking boot.

Based in the Calzaturificio Fracap factory in Monteroni di Lecce, this legendary footwear manufacturer is operated by the third generation of the Capello family. This sort of unparalelled expertise is there for all to see in their latest collection, with rugged functionality is mixed superbly with understated luxury.

The brand are renowned for their use of exquisite leathers from an array of Italian tanneries, sourcing materials from as close to the label’s Monteroni di Lecce base as possible.

Fracap’s collection for A/W’14 focuses on the brand’s staple Scarponcino boots in two classic models – the M120 and M127 – in a variety of finished, sitting on a mixture of rugged Lug soles, shark tooth ripple soles and classic Cristy Morflex units from Vibram.

The Fracap Autumn/Winter 2014 collection is now available online.

Fracap – Spring/Summer 2014 – Now Online

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Heralded as the quintessential hiking boot, Italian-brand Fracap have been making quality footwear for over 100 years.

The expertise of the three generation business shows in their latest collection, with rugged functionality is mixed superbly with understated luxury. The brand are renowned for their use of exquisite leathers from an array of Italian tanneries, sourcing materials from as close to the label’s Monteroni di Lecce base as possible.

The luxury is offset with necessity for the practical which comes in the form of differing sole units such as Vibram, Neoprene and Commando and an array of features like D-Ring lacing units and simple heel pulls.

Spring/Summer 2014 sees two major styles land at END., the M120 and M127, in a range of colourways and finishes which only go to highlight the craft and design of each handmade pair. For closer look at the collection, please visit the Fracap section of the website.




The EDIT. – Autumn/Winter 2013 Boots

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

As the cold, cold Northern weather begins to really show us what it’s capable of, it’s become obvious that this time of the year requires some serious seasonal footwear.

A staple item of any discerning mans wardrobe and a truly timeless piece of footwear, a good pair of boots can also be an absolute lifesaver when Winter begins to really take a hold.

To celebrate this fact, we’ve taken a pick of some of the best boots on offer this season here at END, choosing from heritage American workwear, hand crafted styles created exclusively for us, timeless English bootmaking and the best Italy has to offer.

Take a look at our choices below and head over to our Boots section to ensure you’re properly prepared for whatever Winter may throw at you.

Red Wing – 875 Heritage Work Moc Toe Boot


Alden – Indy Boot


Diemme – White Cristy Sole Roccia Vet Boot


Grenson – Fred Brogue Derby Boot


Fracap – M120 Ripple Vibram Sole Scarponcino Boot

Fracap New Season Arrivals

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

An all time favourite for us here at End, Fracap produce some of the finest hiking footwear around and are credited by some as creators of the quintessential piece of outdoor footwear.

Based in the Calzaturificio Fracap factory in Monteroni di Lecce and now operated by the third generation of the Capello family, this footwear dynasty has owned, run and maintained the hand made quality of Fracap’s boots for over 100 years, continuing to provide products of the highest quality right up till today.

Crafted from the finest materials sourced from Italy and from around the world, the latest from their AW13 collection focuses on their Scarponcino boots in a variety of uppers and sitting on a mixture of rugged Lug soles, shark tooth ripple soles and classic Cristy Morflex units from Vibram.

Online now, check out our bespoke illustrations for the new collection below and head to the Fracap section to explore the latest from these Italian master craftsman.

Fracap – Spring/Summer 2013

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Fracap are no longer a best kept secret, it has in fact been a long time since they were, a time when these first class hiking boots were only available to the Japanese market and were nearly impossible to track down. Thankfully times have changed.

The Capello family has owned and run Calzaturificio Fracap factory in Monteroni di Lecce for over 100 years and has been one of the major forces in the world of outdoor footwear for most of that time. All of Fracap’s Scarponcino boots (directly meaning hiking boots) are hand crafted from premium Italian leather and have an almost unsurpassed hiking pedigree.

Scarponcino boots come in a variety of colours and shapes be it high shine leather or super soft suede but every single one sits on either a Vibram or Ripple sole. Vibram, another classic Italian product, provides a sole that it both durable and incredibly comfortable and the Ripple sole, a Fracap original, has been the sole of choice for hikers since the 19th century.

To see the latest crop from the Italian footwear masters, head over the Fracap section now.





Fracap AW10

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

For a while Fracap were one of those ‘best kept secrets’, the reserve of a select few who knew about the tiny Italian brand’s expertly produced mountain boots. Their Scarponcini – which simply means hiking boot – is timelessly styled and finished to an incredibly high level, which means your Fracaps will last for years.

Recently, a lot more people have cottoned on to Fracap, and we have seen their popularity soar, as such we have brought in some new variations on this brilliant boot, all of which replicate authentic mountaineering design. The Roccia Lug sole version uses a classic Vibram outdoor style that combines grip with flexibility to great effect, and the Ripple Sole Scarponcini utilises Fracap’s own pioneering ‘Shark Tooth’ natural gum sole, a design that has been common place with mountaineers since the 19th Century.


As with all previous Fracap deliveries numbers are very limited, so we suggest getting in early to get your hands – or indeed feet – on what we consider to be pretty much the best Winter boot around.

Fracap – Fine Italian Craftsmanship

Friday, February 19th, 2010

The Fracap Scarponcini Boot is the quintessential hiking design. Each pair of boots is hand crafted in Italy by footwear artisans, so proud of their work that each pair is hand signed on the insole by the craftsman who has finished them. Until recently the brand was solely for the Japanese market, but over the last few months has been available from a select few retailers in the UK. We now have some amazing new colourways in the Scarponcini boot, ranging from classic Antique Brown Leather all the way to Navy and Brown Suede versions for the summer.

Head to the Fracap section to view the full range…



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