Lightweight walking boot suited to varied terrains and conditions.

The Stambecco

(7 customer reviews)
Original price was: £209.00.Current price is: £165.00. (£137.50 exc. VAT)
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Free UK Delivery when you spend £100!
60 days returns: Returns Policy
1 year warranty: Warranty Policy


About The Stambecco – Lightweight Italian walking boots

Introducing the Stambecco, part of the Calzaturificio Diemme country boot range by Brandecosse.

This lightweight Italian walking boot is perfect for lowland trekking and trails. The full leather upper and waterproof lining means the Stambecco is suitable for year-round use.

The Stambecco is 6.5” (16 cm) tall and weighs only 1.25kg/pair. These leather walking boots are a great all-rounder, ideal for varied conditions and terrain. If you are looking for a lightweight yet supportive hiking boot, you can’t go wrong with the Stambecco.

This is thanks to the balance between wearability, rigidity and durability. A 2mm full grain leather upper lined with a fully waterproof and breathable Sympatex® H2Out lining makes for a light, comfortable yet highly durable walking boot. The rubber toe cap reduces wear from tough terrain.

For traction, a Vibram® Winkler soles provide high levels of grip and durability. Semi-blocked lugs towards the toe provide a large surface area for frontal grip, while wider and deeper mud releasing lugs provide traction on moss, grass and muddy terrain. The outsole is comfortable and flexible thanks to a shock absorbing micro midsole. On the inside, there a leather lined memory foam removable insole for lasting comfort and stability.

A padded suede collar and extended lacing system with roller lacing ankle locking eyelet makes for a secure and adaptable fit. Ensuring maximum grip with lacing extending down towards the toe.

Whether you’re bagging a tough Munro or hitting the trail through your local forest, the Stambecco has been designed with versatility in mind. It is an ideal mid-ground between our ultra lightweight Capriolo and our 7” alpine Italian walking boot the Fagiano, making this the ideal hiking boot.

The Stambecco is a perfect year round walking boot.

Key features

  • Nominal weight -1.25kg / pair (size UK 9 – EU 43)
  • Height – 6.5” / 16.5cm
  • Flexible yet durable Vibram® Winkler Evo outsole
  • Breathable and fully waterproof Sympatex® H2Out lining
  • 2mm Italian Hydrophobic Full Grain leather
  • Padded suede collar with leather internal lining



  • Trekking
  • Hiking
  • Hill walking
  • Everyday boot
  • Dog walking


Further Info

  • Breathable and fully waterproof Sympatex® H2Out lining
  • 2mm Italian Hydrophobic Full Grain leather
  • Rubber toe cap
  • Flexible yet durable Vibram® Winkler Evo outsole
  • Shock absorbing micro midsole
  • Ventilated leather footbed with contoured PU Cushioning.
  • Extended lacing system for toe security and improved fit
  • Lightweight at only 1.25kg / pair (size UK 9 – EU 43)
  • Sizes EU 37 to 48 (UK 4 – 13)
  • Developed in the UK. Handmade in Italy.

Size Guide

To see all size variations, scroll left/right in the size guide table below:
Euro SizeUK SizeUS MensUS Ladies
Size A37456
Size B38567
Size C39677.5
Size D406.57.58
Size E41789
Size F428910
Size G4391011
Size H441010.5
Size 454510.511
Size 46461112
Size 47471213
Size 48481314

Delivery & Returns

Size Exchange

It can often be hard picking out the right size for you while shopping online. However we have done our best to put the most accurate UK size to our boots, as they are all made on European lasts.

When you receive your boots, put on your usual boot sock and wear your boots around the house. If you think a different size would be best for you, we are always more than happy to swap them out for a better size. Simply get in touch with the Brandecosse team and we will arrange this for you. Once you have returned your boots, we will ship a replacement pair free of charge.

Boots must be returned in their original packaging and include a completed returns form. Download our returns form.
If you do not have a printer, please include a note inside the box detailing the below;
- Name
- Address
- Order Number
- Reason for return

To return your product, you should mail your product to: Brandecosse Ltd, The Old Bank, 12 Main Street, St Johns Town of Dalry, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 3UW.

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you may vary.

If you are returning more expensive items, you may consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.


Shipping Locations:

Brandecosse Ltd offers free delivery to locations in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man on any order over £100. For all other delivery destinations, carriage will be added as per the location selected at the checkout. We will ship internationally however only offer free delivery for select locations.

EU orders

Minimum order value of €150 for all EU member states.

Customers Service:

if you need help in any way please contact customer service using the following:

UK Telephone Enquiries Telephone: 01644 430151
International Enquiries Telephone: 0044 1644 430151
Email: [email protected]

Office hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, UK Time.

Refund Policy

Refunds/Returns/Warranty Claims and Exchanges.

If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase from Brandecosse, you may return it to us by completing the Returns Slip enclosed in with your order within 14 days under The Consumer Contracts (information, Cancellation & Additional Charges) Regs 2013 (Distance Contracts). The 14 days starting the day after the day on which the last of the goods come into the physical possession of the consumer or the person that they ask you to deliver the goods. Returned good must be in an unworn and saleable condition for a refund or exchange. Thus meaning, we cannot refund any boots which have been worn outside. Cost of this return to Brandecosse Ltd will be borne by the customer but we will happily send the correct size replacements without additional carriage charges. Please be careful to return the goods in their original box or packaging and we reserve the right to refuse refunds where goods are not returned in a saleable condition. Thank you for your custom.

Warranty Claims

All our boots come with a 12 month manufacturers warranty, which is in place from the moment your boots are delivered. If for any reason you believe your boots have a manufacturer default, please get in touch with the Brandecosse team. We will then request that your boots are sent back for inspection, which will allow us to make a decision on your warranty claim.

We WILL NOT inspect any boot which are sent back in a dirty condition. Boots should be washed down before sending out. We reserve the right to return any pair of boot which are send back in a dirty condition.

Additional non-returnable items:

  • Gift cards

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.

If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.

Late or missing refunds

If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.

Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.

Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.

If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at [email protected]

Contact us at [email protected] for questions related to refunds and returns.

7 reviews for The Stambecco

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    Dicky (verified owner)

    I’ve had a few boots over the years, walk on average 50 miles a week so need good boots. Just got through a pair of Haglofs in seriously quick time (just rubbish after six months) so needed a replacement. Thought I’d give Brandecosse a go as been following them for a while. Wow!

    Spent three days wearing them round the house and they instantly felt comfortable if not a bit stiff (all that lovely quality leather). Now writing this after walking about 20 miles of Cornish coastal path. They’ve broken in really quickly, no rubs, no blisters and feels like I’ve been wearing them for an age. Great support, great grip, completely waterproof just the job!

    If they wear as well as suggested then I will be a very, very happy chap – thank you!

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    Fergus (verified owner)

    I saw these on sale and thought I’d give them a try – thoroughly impressed! The boots are very comfortable and fit my feet perfectly. The materials are top notch and the workmanship looks very good. I’m thrilled I took a chance on these! Nice to be able to buy from a local Galloway company too. Will definitely be considering BrandEcosse/Diemme for my next pair of boots (you can never have too many! 😉 )

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    Bob H (verified owner)

    Nice lightweight hiking shoe, high quality workmanship and quality. After a brief break in period, they now are very comfortable and provide excellent ankle support.

    Highly recommend for light hiking or walking.

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    JD Haigh (verified owner)

    Thank you for making men’s boots in smaller sizes!! Why practical footwear is gendered I don’t know!!! Mainstream boot shopping is exasperating as the wider ‘mens’ boots start at size 7- which are too long for my feet. I have pointy bones at the bunions and ankles and with a proper ‘wearing in the boots’ schedule the Stambecco boots I just bought, should be a perfect fit that last me for years. The quality is outstanding!!! Classic and timeless. I didn’t think that I’d be able to find this type of walking boot for this kind of money ever again. Much better than the mass- produced and overwhelming choices on offer from the outdoor clothing shops today.
    And thank you for the seamless on- line transaction and the offer of size exchange with clear instructions. I thought I’d never buy footwear on line, but I’d recommend buying from Brandecosse to anyone.

    • Josh Trueman

      Thank you very much Jane, so glad we could get you in a pair which are spot on for you. Enjoy them out there!

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    Dave (verified owner)

    Just got these boots. Quality for just over 200 quid. I presume dubbin is the best leather preserver for this leather.

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    Barry Riches (verified owner)

    I’ve been visiting shops and searching the internet for a couple of months to find a pair of hiking boots that are NOT made in China or some other far flung domain where there is no history or pride in the product. Unfortunately many of the “old school” boot makers who started their trade in UK have now sold their souls ( or soles ? ) for cheaper costs available around the globe. This, inevitably has resulted in an inferior product. SO how marvellous to find a Scottish family firm in cooperation with master Italian leather workers who skimp nothing in their process to produce a fantastic end product. I have just received my Stambeccos from UPS within 48 hours of placing my order. As hoped for they really are all I expected… and more. Beautiful leather, supreme stitching, wonderful hooks and lugs for an even pressure lacing AND a spare pair of laces. I always expect a bit of discomfort when wearing in new hiking boots but I’ve had these on now for a couple of hours walking around the house, up and down the stairs and can honestly say that they are supremely comfortable from the word go. I ordered my true size, 9 UK and with my medium weight sock on they are perfect and will become even better when the leather naturally stretches with wear. I am now looking forward to my first outing in them… an easy walk around the circumference of Kew Gardens… before graduating to Everest ! Very happy to have at last found EXACTLY what I’ve been searching for…. thank you for restoring my faith in craftsmanship and integrity in business.

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    Chris R (verified owner)

    On opening the box, the quality speaks for itself. Really high quality leather, great stitching. I have quite wide high volume feet and normally need to size up in boots. These are really roomy but perfect with thick socks and my custom insoles. I’ve been a dedicated customer of Meindl for their wider fit and quality but in recent years, their quality has degraded in my opinion.

    The boots are really lightweight for the level of protection they offer. I’ve worn mine on long treks over dartmoor and the southwest coastal path and they offer great security around the ankles. The soles are grippy and don’t hang on to too much mud etc. The lace lugs are great and it’s easy to achieve a good graduated fit where you want a secure hold in some areas and room in others.

    The only thing I’d advise you bear in mind is like most proper leather boots, these aren’t hugely comfortable out the box. They take some commitment to break in, particularly the rear of the boots which hug your Achilles’ tendon. The leather around the lace lugs will also take some time to soften and mould. Embrace it as part of the journey, it’ll be worth it in the end. Super boots!

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