Priding themselves on handmade footwear and leather goods, Chilean brand SITRANA has been creating high-quality quality products for nearly a decade. Their unique style — minimalist, finely constructed and offering a lighter weight alternative to workwear-inspired footwear — has gained the attention of boot lovers from all around the world. We continue our global search for the world’s best products and go hands-on with the Buko & Frankie and put each to the test.
The Buko has a unique shape, unlike anything we’ve ever worn or tested. It’s a seven-eyelet boot featuring a cowhide leather exterior and interior, natural leather sole and stacked leather heel with a rubber cap. The red laces were an interesting touch as it really makes the boots pop as opposed to the traditional black or brown. While some boots that a higher cut can be uncomfortable and awkward fitting, we did not find that to be the case with the Buko. It is unexpectedly comfortable and fits true to size. It’s safe to say that the Buko will age beautifully and will only get better with wear.
While we are big fans of the traditional work boot look, we also appreciate a well-made pair of Chelsea Boots. That’s exactly what we found in our new favorite boot, the Frankie. It features a similar composition to the Buko with a cowhide leather exterior and lining as well as a stitched natural leather sole and stacked leather heel with rubber cap. A lower cut in gives the Frankie a sleek look that’s perfect for your next black on black outfit. Much like the Buko, the Frankie is also extremely comfortable and you can wear them confidently throughout the day.
We are firm believers in not only investing in products that are made with the best materials but supporting brands that put everything they can into each item they release. SITRANA does just that with every pair that is painstakingly made by hand for hours on end. We’d highly suggest purchasing either boot or one of their other silhouettes. They will just get better with age and hold up throughout the years.