Don’t Be Afraid To Wear Lace-up Boots Even if the only Summits You’re Ascending Are Figurative
Remember last year when we all realized that sneakers aren’t just for the gym, but could actually be the chief component of a stylish ensemble? Well, it’s happening again. Only this time, the star of our footwear epiphany is the humble hiking boot. What happened to those Timberland’s hiding in your closet after you got them for that school trip to Mount Washington? Pair them with leather pants or some crisp jeans, and you’ll be at the apex of Mount Fabulous this fall. And if you’re in the market for a reboot of the humble hiker, there is no shortage of options for you from the summit of the world’s top fashion houses:
Gucci Trip Leather Ankle Booties
Gucci’s Trip Leather Ankle Booties reside at the intersection of strong and sexy, which is incidently our favorite part of town.
$980 | bloomingdales.com
Marc Jacobs Bristol Lace-Up Booties
We were just thinking that hiking boots in powder pink would be the perfect shoe to pair with a Hello Kitty sweater. Marc Jacobs is always one step ahead of the curve.
$395 | bloomingdales.com
Chloé Burgundy Rylee Tall Hiking Boots
Something about the stacked-leather Cuban heel and rubberized toe has got us going gaga for Chloe’s Rylee boots.
$1,330 | ssense.com
R13 Plaid Single Stack Boots
If you feel all cozy in a flannel shirt, just imagine how your feet are going to feel in these flannel boots.
$1,135 | ssense.com
Nicholas Kickwood Black Suzi Crosta Combat Boots
The metallic block heel makes the Suzi Crosta boot way too fancy for the wilderness, but they’ll fit in nicely with your brisk-weather office look.
$1,395 | ssense.com
Woman by Common Projects Black Hiking Boots
Buttery soft buffed leather. A padded tongue and collar. Cushioned rubber sole. Yep, comfort matters as much as looks in Woman by Common Projects’ hiking boots, and we couldn’t be more appreciative.
$695 | ssense.com
Dr. Martens Black Jadon Boots
It’s impossible to go wrong with Dr. Martens. They last forever and never go out of style.
$170 | ssense.com
Prada may be known for its elegant womenswear, but their Ankle Boots sure pack a mean punch.
$990 | net-a-porter.com
Giuseppe Zanotti Patent-Leather Combat Boots
Giuseppe Zanotti’s Patent Combat Boots are chic and rugged all at once.
$1,250 | net-a-porter.com
Jimmy Choo Hillary Boots with Shearling Trim
Jimmy Choo is best known for impossibly high stilettos. Consider the Hillary Boot a much-needed respite.
$1,450 | net-a-porter.com
Saint Laurent William Glossed-Leather Ankle Boots
Saint Laurent’s shiny William boots are what your jeans have been dreaming of.
$1,095 | net-a-porter.com
Gucci Journey Logo-Appliqued Ankle Boots
You don’t have to summit Italy’s Alps this winter, but you probably could in these Gucci Journey boots.
$1,250 | net-a-porter.com
Moncler Blanche Suede Ankle Boots
Moncler invented form and function in cold-weather gear, and they keep climbing higher and higher on the snowy mount of winter style.
$615 | net-a-porter.com
Off-White Textured Leather Hiking Boots
Even if your hometown gets covered in a sheet of ice this winter, you’ll be able to walk straight across town without so much as a skid in these Off-White hikers.
$1,015 | net-a-porter.com
Fendi Logo-Jacquard Stretch-Knit Ankle Boots
The Jacquard patch on these Fendi Logo boots isn’t just to show off your good taste with its large “F” for Fendi. It’s made of stretch jacquard so you can easily slip your fabulous boots on and off. Form. Function. Fendi. It’s a trifecta.
$890 | net-a-porter.com
Ganni Edna Shearling-Lined Ankle Boots
Ganni lined its ankle boots with shearling and suede, so you’re feet aren’t going to get cold even if you wanted them to.
$395 | net-a-porter.com
Christian Louboutin Mad-Spiked Quilted Leather Ankle Boots
Even the king of the impossibly high heel has resigned himself to designing a hiker this season, and somehow he’s managed to make these cold weather boots as sexy as his bejeweled party shoes.
$1,395 | net-a-porter.com