Stylish While many of us have been self-isolating in the comfort of our homes, the city slickers among us have been confined to their very charming, very small apartments. I’ve never particularly been one for the outdoors, but after several weeks in lockdown, I find myself craving fresh air and my suburban roots. The outskirts of New Jersey that I spent my youth trying to escape now sound like an oasis.
Needless to say, I haven’t exactly enjoyed hiking in the past, but after this I might change my tune. Whether you’re planning to trudge up hills outdoors or just want a chic, easy boot to throw on for any and all activities, we rounded up the best hiking boots of the season. Disclaimer: these are fashion-focused and not necessarily chosen for their functional value, so don’t hike up Mount Everest just yet. However, you will look pretty damn cute (especially in the leopard pair) when you can head into the great outdoors again.
1. Miloh Hiking Boots
The lace detailing on these shearling boots gives this pair a rugged feel.
2. Jamie Leather Hiking Boots
These leather patchwork Aquatalia boots with silver detailing go great with a black tapered pant.
3. Rubi Lace-Up Hiking Boots
Chic boots at a price that truly can’t be beat.
4. Marlena Leopard Calf Hair Boots
Add a pop of print to your look with these leopard calf hair boots.
5. Suede-Panel Leather Hiking Boots
This colorblock pair from Danish brand Ganni will bring a cool-girl element to any look.
6. Alpha Camp Chunky Ankle Boots
Shoe legend Pierre Hardy makes a mean ankle bootie. He’s done it again with this chunky, colorful pair.
7. Women’s Ainsley Conquest Weatherproof Booties
I have these bad boys in tan and honestly wear them every day—the best throw-on-and-go shoe you will ever own. Plus, they are so soft!
8. Tenlee Boots
This shearling pair is our Fashion Editor’s go-to for aprés-ski. Her advice: tuck looser fitting pants into these higher-rise booties, pair with a sweater and top off with a wool fedora for a chic look post slopes.
9. Samantha Shearling & Leather Hiking Boots
Frye makes some of the best-quality boots on the market and these pebble leather boots are no exception.
10. Black Crosta Suede Hiker Boots with Shearling Lining
Your sophisticated version of a hiking boot. This suede heeled version from Jimmy Choo can be worn folded down or at a taller height.
Pair with a floral dress for a perfect look for spring or fall.