Italian label ROA makes functional, fashion-forward footwear for mountain enthusiasts. Boasting distribution through Luca Benini’s highly influential company Slam Jam Socialism and collaborations with Matthew M. Williams’ 1017 ALYX 9SM, the young label has already earned cosigns from fashion’s elite for its ability to merge technical precision with modern aesthetics and traditional manufacturing. Each ROA model is produced using premium, lightweight, and sturdy textiles, as well as kudu skin, a leather with extraordinary softness and a high water-repellency rate that enables it to dry in just a few minutes. ROA’s fabrics are then cured and waxed by one of the oldest traditional tanneries in England. In addition, all the brand’s sneakers feature an upper designed for total flexibility to provide comfort under any conditions, and an exclusive Vibram® outsole that blends Phylon—soft, light, and shock absorbent—with Vibram® Megagrip rubber to ensure the best performance on all terrains.