Going out into the great outdoors to tackle a trail is one of the greatest ways to get active and challenge yourself. But if you don’t have the appropriate footwear, it can be a even more of a challenge than it has to be.
Finding a pair of boots that are both stylish, functional, and supportive is another problem all in its own. Hiking boots aren’t exactly known for being the most stylish. But fret not! If you’re currently on a hunt for a pair of boots that look good and keep your feet and ankles feeling good, look no further than this list.
Here are six stylish hiking boots to wear out on your next great adventure.
When it comes to fashion, what goes around always comes back around, and these retro boots by Merrell are proof. Inspired by Merrell boots from 1985, the current iteration features a tear-resistant suede upper CORDURA fabric and sticky Vibram Megagrip. In addition, the Merrell Air Cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability. Wherever you go on your next adventure, these boots will provide you with the reliability and comfort you need.
Shop it here: merrell.com
If Merrel’s 85 is a little too retro for you, allow us to introduce you to its more subtle (but still stylish) cousin. The Ontario Mid features the same nostalgic silhouette and outdoor-friendly features, as well as M Select FRESH antimicrobial agents to reduce that stinky shoe smell.
Hanwag Lhasa II Lady — $350
If you’re looking for something sleek to match each and every one of your hiking outfits, look no further than this Hanwag boot. As the sister company of Fjällräven, you can safely assume that Hanwag knows a thing or two about the great outdoors. The boots feature a padded soft leather cuff that won’t irritate your ankles, as well as vent holes for breathability. Rubber heel and toe caps offer added durability, and the boots have great sole flex that offer the support and versatility you need for any terrain.
Shop it here: Fjallraven Toronto Flagship, 356 Queen St. West, or online at hanwagboot.com
Danner Mountain Light — $502.15
While this boot shot into popularity after the Reese Witherspoon blockbuster Wild, the Danner Mountain Light have been a top choice for seasoned hikers long before then. The one-piece leather upper design stops debris from getting into your boot and the soles provide great traction for dry and wet surfaces. Not only are these great for long hikes, but they’re also stylish enough to wear day-to-day, too. Plus, they’ll last you a lifetime.
Shop it here: danner.com
Forsake Patch Boots — $179.95
Another pair of boots that you could take hiking in the desert or wear braving the rain and snow in the city are the Forsake Patch Boots. Available at a variety of different retailers, including MEC, these boots will leave you feeling extremely sure footed with peak-to-pavement soles and waterproof build.
Shop it here: mec.ca
For when you need a lighter, faster boot, turn to the North Face Ultra Fastpack III Mid GTX. Made for the modern outdoor adventurer, these boots add a bit of a streetwear sneaker aesthetic to a high-tech boot. The performance-driven shoe provides abrasion-resistance in all the right places and features OrthoLite for comfort on long treks, while its Vibram Megagrip sole has you covered on uneven terrains.
Shop it here: thenorthface.com
Featured image: Forsake
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