Guess who didn’t bring flats or socks, but managed to pack the peep-toes? This has probably lost you a few friends in past days. But those times are over.
For fall, we’re going up — to the mountain that is. Hiking boots are one of the biggest footwear trends of the season and they’re giving traditional western, motorcycle and knee-high boots some competition.
Flashtrek leather high-top trainers by Gucci
The boots have certainly gained traction in the past few months. There’s Gucci’s Flashtreck sneaker which is flying off the shelves and there’s Off-White’s collaboration with Timberland, which spawns a pair of gorgeously stompy velvet boots, a unique take on the classic footwear staple.
Velvet Timberland boots by Off-White
How to style them: Fashionistas all over the globe don’t save them for days with severe weather warnings only. They wear them year-round with everything from jeans and corduroys to silk dresses.
Here are some more of my favorite «Duke of Edinburgh–worthy hiking boots» available at the moment:
Black heart desert platform boots by Louis Vuitton
Two-tone textured-leather and suede ankle boots by Proenza Schouler
Mad 70 spiked quilted leather ankle boots by Christian Louboutin
Leather-trimmed suede ankle boots by See by Chloé
Rockstud leather hiking boots by Valentino
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