If you’ve ever blazed a trail, flip-flopped, or prepared a slackpack, you’ll know that footwear is highly important. Picking which shoes you wear is never a decision to be taken lightly, but when your shoes will be maneuvering over bare rocks and uneven terrain, you really need to make sure you’ve got the right kicks for the job.
Complete with thick, treaded sole units and technical fabrics we’ve taken a look for some of the finest hiking boots around from classic
As technical attire continues to play a key role in fashion’s stylistic discourse, some of the best hiking boots have come from surprising sources in recent seasons. You’ve got upstart brands such as
We’ve taken a look through them all and curated a list of our favorite hiking boots below. They might not all be ready for scaling a mountain in, but you’ll look damn good doing whatever you do in them.
Shop the Best Hiking Boots for 2023 Below
Diemme Roccia Vet Hiking Boot
Old-school style hiking boots of this ilk have been
The North Face x UNDERCOVER Soukuu Trail RAT
Two brands that release collaborations frequently, it somehow took until 2023 for
Salomon Quest 4D GTX Advanced
Out of Salomon’s many GORE-TEX,
Arc’teryx Acrux TR GTX Boots
Along with making some of the most popular GORE-TEX outerwear around, Arc’teryx has waterproof GORE-TEX boots for head-to-toe weatherproofing. This pair deploys SuperFabric on the upper which is lightweight, flexible, and abrasion-resistant thanks to its unique micro-plated construction.
ROA Andreas Boots
Inspired by classic Italian Alp boots, these boots merge old-school outdoor sensibilities with modern tech and ROA’s minimal aesthetics.
Moncler Peka Trek Hiking Boots
While it might be a luxury boot, Moncler’s Peka model is equipped to withstand tough terrains. The shoe is made in Italy with a water-repellent, pebbled calf leather upper and grippy Vibram rubber tread.
Oakley Vertex Boots
A brand whose footwear has been overlooked for too long, Oakley sneakers are starting to get the
Timberland Vibram GTX Boot
Functional boots are Timberland’s specialty and this one comes with features targeted to being in the great outdoors. The shoe doubles down on waterproofing with a GORE-TEX bootie and premium waterproof leather to ensure you don’t get wet feet while the toe bumper and heel piece are made from climbing rubber.
Loro Piana Laax Hiking Boots
Loro Piana’s hiking boots are too luxurious to tread around a muddy hiking trail in. The shoes arrive with a textured calf leather upper alongside baby cashmere collars and linings.
Grenson Sneaker 71 Hiking Boots
Founded in Northamptonshire, England’s shoemaking capital, all the way back in 1866, Grenson has heaps of experience when it comes to crafting functional boots. This waterproof pair has a chunky Vibram sole and features reflective detailing.
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