Australian Outdoor Performance Brand Templa to Release 500 Pairs of Its Debut Winter Boots

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Australian outdoor performance brand Templa is getting into the footwear game.

The company will launch a presale of its brand-new Unworld Winter Boots starting on May 13. The style, which retails for $750 and comes in three colorways, will be made-to-order in Italy and will be delivered in November. Only 500 pairs of the boot will be released worldwide for this first drop.

According to Templa, the new boots, which marks the company’s entry into the category, were developed with deep winter and mixed terrain in mind. From the ground up, the deep lugged Vibram sole maximizes grip for extreme applications, while the high rubber midsole extends the waterproofing up the side walls to keep you warm and dry through slush, sleet and snow. Plus, the thermally insulated upper is wrapped in a hard-wearing ripstop shell and is complimented by a ribbed cuff to trap heat and a luxurious high-pile fleece lining to create a cozy interior.

Dellano Pereira, co-founder of Templa, told FN that the project is a “natural extension” of what the brand already produces. “Just like our outerwear, the Unworld Winter Boots serve as a bridge that straddles on-mountain functionality and streetwear culture,” Pereira said.

“It’s been a long time in the making, but we have finally put together an item of footwear that fills the gap for us between our favorite trainers and our snowboard boots,” Templa’s design team added in a statement. “The Unworld Winter Boots are perfect for Après in the mountains, with enough swagger to see us around town when the weather is giving you its worst.”

To help launch the style, Templa has teamed up with web3 phygital experts Another-1 to develop a unique digital experience that brings the boots beyond the tangible world.

Templa, Unworld winter boots, winter boots, Another 1
Templa, Unworld winter boots, winter boots, Another 1

To experience this digital activation, users can tap their smartphones against the AN1 tag (near field communication chip) embedded into the boot. Once done, consumers will be guided on the Another-1 platform to enter a unique six-digit code to pair it with an NFT, guaranteeing authenticity and access to exclusive digital content.

The acquisition of the physical boots also grants the owner with access to a digital wearable compatible with Union Avatars and a limited edition Unworld NFT artwork series created in collaboration with visual artist Jordan Donaldson.

Templa, Unworld winter boots, winter boots, Another 1
Templa, Unworld winter boots, winter boots, Another 1

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