These hiking boots are just as stylish as they are comfortable.
For some travelers, summer may be the season of beach getaways, but for others, the best way to relax during the hottest months of the year is to seek out a quiet trail shaded by a canopy of trees. Setting off into the woods is typically the healthier of the two options, as well — unfortunately, sipping cocktails by the pool doesn’t quite count as exercise.
After the first few times trying your hand (feet?) at hiking, there comes a moment when it’s time to trade in your standard sneakers for more technical footwear. Hiking and camping in comfort is all about your gear, and a good pair of shoes should be at the top of your list.
You’ll want outsoles designed to grip on rocky terrain, insoles and uppers designed for both support and comfort, and waterproofing if you value dry feet. Would you believe us if we said you can get all of those tech specs without sacrificing style? As trusted outdoor brands like Keen and Merrell widen their focus to consider trends when designing new shoes, this is increasingly the case.
Below, we rounded up 9 cute and sturdy hiking shoes that will make your next day hike a lot chicer.