The Newest Thing in Tall Boots? High-Top Kicks

Possibly the most significant design change to the traditional boot/chap system in 200 years just hit the market, and it’s got an old school twist:



A French company called Free Jump has released a new design which transforms the chaps and boots system from a stuffy, centuries-old tradition of spit and polish to am urban streetwear look that incorporates canvas and suede into high-top kicks. It’s a dramatic update, while still providing all the safety and security benefits of your everyday chaps and boots.

Cool😀. New freejump Canvas shoes and chaps. Thank you @freejumpsystem for this😆. #freejump #kaskaddicted #newlook

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Embracing the sweeping craze of elevated athleisure wear popular with today’s millenials, Free Jump has designed a shoe you can rock at the barn and seamlessly transition to an afternoon out with friends (assuming you tread carefully at the barn).

While the endurance world has embraced a more sneaker-like footwear for several years, this is the first to be marketed to the jumper scene, and arguably the first to incorporate a fab fad like the high top sneaker that’s invading shoe closets everywhere. And the gray is delish, if we do say so ourselves.


What do you think, JN? A loopy look designed to put George Morris in his grave, or an updated alternative to a tired tradition?

You can learn more about Free Jump on their website and check out some of their other innovative designs and products.