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This A.S.98. boot combines polished and distressed elements. Embossed leather and hammered metal buckle with signature ankle wrap. Contrast lining.

*By A.S. 98.

*The designer is based in Verona, Italy. All materials are sourced in Italy with all Italian leathers that are of the highest quality and hand burnished to give them a beautiful rich finish that is unique to each pair. Each boot contains rugged antique details and a thick rubber sole for surprising comfort.

*All materials and components are from Italy and exported for manufacturing.



Heel Height: 1 1/4"
Shaft Height: 6 1/2"


Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 18 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Beautiful, But Safari Color Not Quite Right These boots are comfortable, beautiful, and have awesome grippy soles. The safari has the same beautiful purple contrast lining as the black. I bought these because I loved the creamy color of the boot with the touch of brown distressing/ombre. My boots looked nothing like the pictures. The creamy part is grey and the distressing/pmbre is black and much more prevalent than pictured. I love these boots and will keep them, but the color is almost spot on for the wakefield boot in gray. 11.28.2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh I have a lot to say about this boot. I ordered it in safari, since I have enough black boots to open my own boot shop! I adore, yes adore them, BUT I made a few changes. I don't suggest that anyone attempt to do what I did to them to make them perfect for me! I am an artist so i can envision the final look if I alter something, so little chance to make a big booboo! For me the black edging particularly in the front looked to contrived. The rest of the boot is so awesome I wouldn't even think of sending them back, sooooo I took a suede shoe eraser/cleaner, and successfully removed a great deal of the black stain/paint? It took awhile to get them worked just right, as in a couple of hours! I also lightened them a little in areas on the light taupy top. Now they are perfect. Less clunky looking, and less contrived antiquing. I will also add that they are insanely comfy, the size is exact and the quality is perfect, even tho I had to redesign them a little. So different, so chic, so FP! 9.27.2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fabulous! Superb, high-end quality - worth every penny! A lot of money to spend on a pair of boots, but you get what you pay for! These boots fit true to size. Love the distressed, worn, broken in look. Inner zipper makes putting them on/taking them off easy! As long as you take care with the zipper, I see it lasting. My favorite features are the straps/buckle and the fact that the top of the boot has a hidden wire - so can be worn up, folded down or anywhere in between! LOVE!!! 1.14.2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Adore! I now have two pairs of AS98 boots from Freepeople and I adore them both. The construction is amazing, the fit is exact, ( I am an 8.5 and 39 fits like a glove!) and the leather is beautiful. Love the a magenta leather peeking through the top! Love the wire in the tongue. Bought the Emerson boot too! No regrets! I want more from this coming. Designed in Italy, materials also from Italy, and assembled in Bosnia (to perfection!). First saw this brand on one of my trips teaching in Florence, Italy when they were called Airstep. They were a great boot then too, but not quite as 'hip'. AS98 has really stepped up their game in terms of style and are now cutting edge cool! Love them! 1.12.2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by rebel boots Awesome boots, super quality, very good soles fit true to size. I am 6 and 36 fits perfectly with sock and insole. In my case, the details like the bucke and strap, were done very well and the boot was comfortable from the moment i put it on. I highly recommend this boot. In my experience A.S does solid colors better than tonal, so i did not order the gray, but stuck with the black. An investment, but i predict this boot will be with me for a looooong time:) 12.18.2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Cheap details I love the style and color of this boot. When they came in the mail I was unpleasantly surprised to find that there was a cheap, duct-tape like material literally taped (not sewn or anything) under the top flap of the boot. You could see the silver tape a bit where the buckle comes together. I don't know if all the boots have this, but it made the boots look and seem cheap. I bought the other style from this brand (the Emerson), and those are more comfortable, fit better, and look phenomenal...and no weird defects! Maybe I got a bad pair, but I'll be sending these back. 11.6.2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by not sure Got these the other day, the look great and quality feels far superior to any other boot I have received from FP, but having treated myself to the Joe Boots ($300 plus) and having walked 4 hours in Manhattan, I was in so much pain, I am not sure I can trust the quality of FP any more. It felt like nails were been driven through my heel with the Joe boot. Its too late to return them so my question now is can you guarantee the same thing won't happen with this boot? 3.24.2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Hmmmmm OK so I was eyeing these boots off for ages then bit the bullet and bought the black ones. The good stuff: They fit true to size, are quite unique looking, very well made and top quality. The bad stuff: not distressed like in the picture and too shiny, the metal buckle is too big and garish. They are quite narrow boots. The heel bulges out at the back which I don't really like the look of. I wish the strap was removable. 6.3.2014
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