Travel + Leisure
Updated Oct 21, 2019 @ 11:08 am
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Credit: Courtesy of M. Gemi

If there’s one thing we will never sacrifice—no matter the season—it’d have to be comfortable walking shoes for traveling. A pair of well-made shoes designed to be comfortable can make all the difference when it comes to enjoying a full day of sightseeing, and those behind M. Gemi, an Italian-made shoe brand, know quality is key when it comes to designing its handmade styles.

What makes M. Gemi stand out among so many shoemakers is that the brand drops limited quantities of new styles every Monday, so there’s always something to get your hands on (or in this case, your feet in).

So when M. Gemi first introduced the newest boot to its winter collection last year, the style was literally an instant hit. When M. Gemi first dropped the Alpi Shearling Bootie in October 2018, it sold out in black within the first 24 hours of its release, with the grey and luggage colors selling out shortly after.

The boots were such an immediate customer favorite that they garnered a 3,500-person waitlist.

Credit: M. Gemi

This Shearling Bootie is that perfect mix of comfy, casual, and chic, making it an obvious choice for a fall boot you can wear with anything and still rock going into ski season for that cozy apres-ski outfit you can’t wait to wear. Not to mention, this shoe’s nubuck leather is water-resistant and has a thick lug sole so you can wear it in winter weather without worrying about ruining your new favorite pair of shoes. The shearling collar is an added cozy bonus, like a shearling coat for your feet.

M. Gemi’s The Alpi Shearling Bootie

Since it uses Italian sizing for its shoes (produced only in small, family-owned workshops across Italy), M. Gemi suggests using its handy sizing chart to ensure you find the correct size and to go down half a size if you’re planning to wear regular socks versus thicker boot socks.

If you’re all about the hiking boot look but are searching for a chicer option, here’s your answer, and it’s available in six colorways.

But hurry! Some colors and sizes are already selling out despite the recent drop, and you don’t want to regret waiting too long and getting added to a waitlist.