With fall looming, cooler weather means the return to more rugged footwear. And if you’re the kind of the guy who digs the mountain-man aesthetic but don’t know your NoBo from your SoBo, it’s time you acquaint yourself with the mountain boot-sneaker hybrid.
Befitting of the city but rugged enough for spontaneous trips into the sticks, it’s a style that suits both city slicker and mountain climber. Here are three classic, hard-wearing boots that come with the comfort and slimmed-down aesthetic of a sneaker.
1. Danner Mountain 503
From the Pacific Northwest’s oldest footwear companies comes this handsome hybrid that outfits its classic hiking boot design with lightweight, traction-happy rubber outsole. BUY IT HERE
2. Teva Arrowood
You know Teva for sandals, but its new Arrowood boot will change that. The mid-high sneakerboot hybrid features a full-grain waterproof leather upper available in four different colorways. BUY IT HERE
3. Ridgemont Monty Hi
An ode to the light hiker boots of the ‘80s, Ridgemont’s Monty Hi will keep your feet and wallet happy. A solid mix of styles for anyone looking for a hybrid with more of a sneaker appeal. BUY IT HERE
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