The Gama boots
The Gama boots was designed to honor the explorer and navigator Vasco da Gama. Fearless, brave and, quite certainly, with a little bit of crazy. For the most agitated days, without losing one’s personality.
UPPER: Waxed Portuguese calfskin leather
CONSTRUCTION: 360˚ Goodyear welt
LINING: Fully lined with tan calfskin leather
INSOLE: Tan genuine leather
SOLE: Vibram® explosion front and heel half sole
HEEL: Genuine stacked leather with Vibram ® heel protector
Born in Sines, by the sea, maybe this random fact dictated his fate? There isn’t much information on his life, up until he was nominated to head the expedition to discover the sea route to India.
His journey, filled with boycott attempts and incidents, was inspiration to one of the greatest work by Luis de Camões, the Lusíadas.
Forever acknowledged for his discovery of the sea route to India, he was an ambitious and practical man. He fulfilled his mission and in return, received an historic inheritance, which remains today.
He ends his journey in the East. After all, the place which marked his whole existence. And of his country. And gave him a well deserved recognition.
The Gama boot design allows us to follow Vasco da Gama footsteps. Explore life’s most practical side, with both confidence and bravery. To clear paths never before imagined. Always with confort, by these day’s standards.
The Gama boots design is a part of Alma Portuguesa new collection (Portuguese soul), from which we intend to share the Portuguese heritage, through great Historic figures.