Inspired by the first moon landing in 1969, Giancarlo Zanatta took the shape and technology of astronaut boots to conceive his original Moon Boot. While it stormed a controversy surrounding fashion in function — those serious about snow could not care less for stylistic elements in their gear when frostbite’s a looming concern — the Moon Boot quickly became the master of après ski shoes, ironically representing functional fashion during the 1980s.
With this shared vision of function-in-fashion, Moncler now pairs with Zanatta’s creation in a capsule collection that revisits the traditional morphology of the Moon Boot through its fabrication, proportion and height. There’s the full matt black tone-on-tone Saturne and its low-cut counterpart Uranus; the glazed-black Venus cocooned in silvery fox fur for extra warmth; and the standout Jupiter crafted in sand, khaki and griege canvas with an overlaid tongue and reinforced toe. Clearly, Moncler has proven that a simple pair of winter sports shoe can be iconic in modern times too.