Take a Hike

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:

1
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

2
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

3
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

4
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

5
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

6
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

7
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


8
Prada Logo-Embossed Leather Ankle Boots

Prada may be known for its elegant womenswear, but their Ankle Boots sure pack a mean punch.

$990 | net-a-porter.com

9
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

10
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

11
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

12
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

13
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

14
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

15
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

16
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

17
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

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