Object StatementBoots (pair), with straps (4), mens, leather / metal / rubber / synthetic, by Dirk Bikkembergs, Belgium, 1996
Physical DescriptionPair of men's ankle boots of black leather set on a heavy square heel of voided metal, rounded toe on a square toed sole. The boots consist of black leather uppers, featuring open leg, high tongue, reinforced toe cap, and outside counter with backstrap. The boots are fastened by means of a synthetic covered rubber stretch cord with metal fastenings which winds around the leg of the boot, passes through the metal heel and secures at an eyelet on the outer edge of the boot at the cap and also onto the top edge of the leg. The top edge is unfinished and the boots are unlined, with a brown, [leather] sock. The voided metal heel features synthetic interior and rubber toe cap. The sole features a thick rubber layer and leather outsole with ribbed rubber forepart(-1/3:6) There are two pairs of straps, one in black the other in blue synthetic covered rubber stretch cord with metal fastenings.
MarksManufacturer's name sewn on cloth tag, sewn into sock, black machine stitched print, "DIRK BIKKEMBERGS", on sole, leather cow hide symbol, inside which the text, "REAL/ LEATHER', beneath, "MADE IN BELGIUM/ 40 - ", trademark stamped into waist of sole "BIKKEMBERGS"