It might seem a little early for boots, but you can never think ahead enough when it comes to these things, because when you need them, they are usually sold out already.
Italian brand Diemme has made a good name for itself, as the go to premium lifestyle hiking boot and for Fall 2012 they present their classic Roccia Vet boot in a new felt version.
“Made from thick, felt-coated leather, the boots have a soft, padded ankle for both comfort and support. Built onto the market-leading Vibram sole-unit, they have a traditional hiking lace construction and are topped with dark laces.”
You can buy the boots now from Oki-Ni.