Aries partners with leading Italian outdoor brand; ROA for the first time to present an exclusive 2- SKU capsule collection of an infamous Aries take on ROA’s original Italian Alp “Andreas” hiking boot.

The capsule collection sees Aries adapt the classic Andreas hiking boot silhouette and reshaping with an asymmetrical toe construction which is highlighted with reflective taping and 3MM accents and laced with Aries’ signature flecked climbing cord in two interchangeable colourways.

The Aries x ROA Andreas boot also comes in two colourways; all-black and zebra “pony” skin each with an original co-branded Aries x ROA logo on the outer high-top collar and classic ROA features such as quick lacing external metal hooks, pull tab heel, rubber toe cap and Vibram ® megagrip toothed tread pattern sole.

A subtle ironic Aries tone runs throughout the collaboration both in the choice of materials used – more disco than outdoors – and in the campaign shot by Kuba Ryniewicz whose work is renowned for challenging traditional portraiture to narrate unheard stories with the use of unconventional casting and pursuits framed against beautiful outdoor landscapes.

Shot in Newcastle, North East England, the campaign is a satirical look at the British obsession with the outdoors and takes inspiration from iconic British movies such as Mike Leigh’s 1976 film: “Nuts in May” and Ben Wheatley’s “Sightseers”.

published by Nadia ten Hove