Made for walking

The next fabulous fall essential comes to shoppers by way of Guatemala. Local tanneries supply gorgeous, smooth brown leather and colorful native textiles that are hand-loomed by artisans to produce the durable and fashionable Chiquita Boot by 2568 Shoes.

Tuck the knee-high Chiquita boot into crisp indigo denim for an autumn afternoon stroll through Old Greenwich’s Binney Park. Wouldn’t the rich red- and yellow-printed boots against fallen leaves make for a great photograph? As colder months settle upon us, try pairing your (weatherized) leather boots with a wispy gypsy skirt or long sweater dress for a refined boho-chic ensemble. The wearer can walk tall in the Chiquita boot, knowing its classic style and high-quality leather will carry her into seasons to come. 2568 Shoes, founded in 2011 by designers and longtime partners Lorenzo Castellon and Jamie Lawenda, uses native textiles so each print varies in color and pattern, giving wearers a truly unique boot. Plus, every shoe box is delivered with a hand-woven bracelet from Guatemala.

Shop for 2568 Shoes at Shoe Inn in Scarsdale and Westport, and at Olive and Bette’s and Shoe Box stores in Manhattan. You can also buy them online at,, and – Zoë Zellers

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