Bally is celebrating 60 years since a pair of its Reindeer-Himalaya boots were worn by Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, who climbed with New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary to the top of Everest in 1953 – the pair were the first people to set foot on the summit of the world’s highest mountain.
To acknowledge the achievement of reaching the top of Everest at 11.30am local time on May 29, 1953, the Swiss brand has created a signature collection inspired by the original reindeer-skin boots that Norgay wore.
The Everest collection features heavy-duty calf-leather boots, jackets and bags, including a down-filled leather parka with a cuff strap detail taken from the original Everest archive boots and a backpack in calf leather and marmot fur with a practical waterproof liner.
The Everest collection means travellers can take a little piece of the record-breaking Himalayan expedition with them, whether enjoying the outdoors wearing a parka, wearing the sturdy Viller boots to run errands around town, or using the weekender bag for a few days away.
Bally, 8-8-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061, +81 (0)3 6215 6620