What drives a person to venture into extreme environments, to traverse unexplored territories and to push themself to the limit? Italian footwear specialist KAYLAND calls it the ‘transformation potential’. Kayland ‘represents the transformation potential made of freedom, technology and means to forge the path of a person in constant transformation.’
As of May 2023, OSC Outdoor took over the distribution of Kayland, owned since 2013 by MGM SpA, based in the sports/footwear district of Montebelluna. There is a compact range offered for ASAP and AW23; an extended range will be available for SS24.
Highly versatile and suitable for use year-round, Globo GTX is a backpacking boot made of nubuck, designed for tough hikes carrying heavy loads, even under adverse weather conditions. The uppers are made of one piece of leather with no seams, offering exceptional bending at the ankle.
The Globo has a padded ankle with quick lacing system, Gore Tex® Performance Comfort for guaranteed breathability/waterproofing and polyurethane midsole with Vibram® Foura Evo tread. The Globo is a unisex boot, the top offering in Kayland’s unisex leather boot range, and sits alongside the Pamir and Cumbria.
A lightweight, comfortable hiking boot, Legacy GTX combines a traditional boot construction with a modern design, featuring lines and tones with a high aesthetic impact but reminiscent of a traditionally styled boot Legacy GTX is ideal for three-season use, mid-grade routes and via ferratas. The Legacy is available in both a men’s and women’s fit, each made with a gender-specific last to ensure a comfortable fit.
Taiga Evo GTX
A lightweight but well-structured boot, Taiga Evo GTX has been designed for mountain trails with mixed terrain, even when carrying medium loads. The Vibram® Evolution sole has a deep, aggressive tread to ensure maximum traction, and includes wide channels to prevent clogging and allow for easy shedding of both water and mud.
The entire outsole features a characteristic ‘S’ contouring design which replicates the natural roll of the foot, improving comfort during long days in the hills. The outsole contains Smart PU which delivers outstanding cushioning and maximum support and protection underfoot on rough terrain. The Taiga comes in both a men’s and women’s fit.
Light but structured footwear with a modern and functional design, perfect for fast hiking and use on mixed terrains. The upper, made of suede and synthetic inserts, fits the foot perfectly, thanks to the last designed to follow its ergonomics The asymmetrical lacing and gusset give the fit a better degree of precision, as they ensure the shoe is wrapped close to the foot.
It has a specific Vibram Multiverse outsole for mixed terrain, with a pattern designed for approach, with maximum grip on the heel and toe for climbing and scrambling. The Alpha comes in men’s and women’s fit.