The Balvenie Boot - Men
Atelier Stefani's collaboration with The Balvenie celebrates ultimate craftsmanship and brings to life the skill, heart and storytelling that goes into each creation. It is a piece of art that stands as a true testament to both our crafts. By diving deep into the traditional art of shoemaking and creating a bridge between the old and new, sees a unique world emerge with The Balvenie Boot, made by heart and crafted with character.
All pre-orders will receive an exclusive handmade Atelier Stefani cardholder customised with the initials of your choice. Please enter your initials in the notes section of the shopping cart.
Through this collaboration, Atelier Stefani brings to life boots that are inspired by the characteristics and history of The Balvenie as well as the people that form its culture. The result is a synthesis of sculpture and design, celebrating the value of art and fashion and focusing on our rare craft with a modern edge. This design was created with attention to detail, including several leather engravings, such as a barley stalk hidden on the inner shoe and a quote from a poem written by Robbie Gormley, who was The Balvenie’s maltman for over 45 years. “We’ve heard you tell stories about us two” leaves room for the wearer’s interpretation and refers to something that The Balvenie and Atelier Stefani appreciate very much – creating experiences and memories that are worth remembering. Old beloved shoes tell their very own story, just like whisky that reminds of good times you spent surrounded by friends in a relaxed environment, unwinding and enjoying the moment.
Atelier Stefani makes shoes to last as long as possible by choosing the finest Italian leathers on offer – inside and out and even in between.
Upper: Italian bison leather with natural deep grain that gives each piece a unique and masculine character, which will change and grow as the user wears it. This is a nod to the many characters that make The Balvenie what it is. Each one is a character on their own but together, The Balvenie family. These special hides were vegetable-tanned, using the most sustainable production techniques.
Lining: Italian calf
Insole, sole, heel counters & toe puffs: vegetable-tanned leather. The raw leather sole gives these shoes a rustic-luxe and yet down to earth touch.
Heel: stacked leather + rubber top
A masterpiece takes time, especially if it is made by hand. 80 hours go into this pair.
Heel: 2.5cm, double nailed from the in- and outside, hand-engraved details
Sole: blake welted double front sole
Welt: double layered, braided frame
Pre-Orders & Shipping
Pre-orders: These limited edition pieces are available for Christmas pre-orders until the end of December 2021. Each pair will have its unique number embossed in the sole and will be handcrafted individually by the Atelier Stefani artisans in Italy. Please allow a production time of 12 weeks.
All pre-orders will receive an exclusive handmade Atelier Stefani cardholder, created using the leather these particular boots are made from with a letter of authenticity.
Available: March 2022
Price for pre-orders: From AUD$1,499
Price for all orders placed after 1st January 2022: from AUD$3,499 - crafted in Sydney with customisation and made-to-measure options