As technical attire continues to play a key role in fashion’s stylistic discourse, ALYX, Prada and many other brands have solidified it as a major reference point for collections. With fashion houses circling around the category for transitional seasons that require lightweight layering options, it was only a matter of time until the focus switched to footwear.

Over the past few seasons, some of the best hiking boots have come from surprising sources. Upstart brands such as ROA, who sit in the space between fashion and functional hiking gear, as well as more tried-and-tested brands such as Timberland and Salomon, have released an eclectic mix of styles. While some are more functional than others — and we wouldn’t recommend taking on the Alps or the Himalayas in any of the below — they’re all built to withstand basic hiking terrain.

Whether you’ve ever blazed a trail, flip-flopped, or prepared a slackpack need not matter, as our selection of the best hiking boots will have you sold on the aesthetic alone. Featuring brands such as adidas Terrex, Nike ACG and ROA, our roundup proves that functional gear deserves a place in any wardrobe, irrespective of your intentions to hit the trails or not.

Scroll through what we believe to be some of the most stylish and best hiking boots below. They might not have you climbing Mount Everest, but you’ll look damn good doing whatever it is you do in them.

Shop the Best Hiking Boots for Spring 2022 Below

Carhartt WIP x Salomon Shelter CSWP

Shelter CSWP

Shelter CSWP

$165

Carhartt WIP x Salomon

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Carhartt and Salomon just makes sense — two fashion labels revered for their wardrobe-friendly but functional clothing and gear. The duo's collaborative boot comes equipped with light insulation for protection against the cold and any unwanted wetness. Lightweight, the outsole is made with two different rubbers to ensure maximum traction on the trail this Spring.

and wander x Salomon Odyssey CSWP

Odyssey CSWP

Odyssey CSWP

$495

and wander x Salomon

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A standout from the and wander x Salomon collab, the sneaker is made from durable, lightweight materials. And, that's just the beginning. The futuristic shoe is wind and waterproof, rocking a gator to prevent any ankle rolling. Not to mention, the shoe's Cell+ cushioning will make your ride much more bearable. Whether you are hiking in 2022 or 2033, these trail-friendly shoes should be in your rotation.

adidas Terrex Free Hiker Gore-Tex

Terrex Free Hiker Gore-Tex

Terrex Free Hiker Gore-Tex

$250

adidas

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If your hiking gear already utilizes Gore-Tex materials, it only makes sense to do the same with your shoes. adidas' Terrex Free Hiker is made using the critically acclaimed primeknit material along with a GORE-TEX membrane to keep you dry. Again, no one likes wet socks.

Bally Hike Boots

Hike Boots

Hike Boots

$860

Bally

Buy at Luisaviaroma

Though I wouldn't rock these out on the hiking trail, I will definitely wear these when I am finally invited to the Swiss Alps. The chocolate brown mixed with the flashes of color helps separate the Bally-made boot from other semi-functional boots.

Gucci x The North Face Leather Hiking Boots

Leather Hiking Boots

Leather Hiking Boots

$1490

Gucci x The North Face

Buy at Luisaviaroma

This collaboration is a bit absurd, and that's why we love it. If there was ever a boot mascot for glamping, these Gucci North Face boots would be it.

Lanvin Suede Hiking Boots

Suede Hiking Boots

Suede Hiking Boots

$990

Lanvin

Buy at ssense

Utilitarian footwear has permeated every aspect of fashion, and it won't be going away anytime soon. Lanvin has elevated the trend, delivering it in a chunky suede package. Trail-friendly? No. Outfit-friendly? Absolutely.

Danner Light Hiking Boot

Light Hiking Boot

Light Hiking Boot

$380

Danner

Buy at Urban Outfitters

Danner's men's hiking boot is simple but potent. It features paneled leather, comfortable with cushioned support, and inner-lining to keep your toes toasty. It even has a GORE-TEX membrane. There is a reason why Danner has a cult fan base.

Nike ACG Air Mowabb Sneakers

ACG Air Mowabb Sneakers

ACG Air Mowabb Sneakers

$190

Nike

Buy at ssense

Another sneaker boot hybrid, the shoes' lighter colorway just embodies Spring. The Mowabb itself is a 30+ year legend for its hiking design, Huarache technology around the heel, and a speckled midsole. It's a solid option for your hiking goals.

ROA Andreas Suede Hiking Boots

Andreas Suede Hiking Boots

Andreas Suede Hiking Boots

$190

ROA

Buy at Matchesfashion

Futuristic and functional? Check. Roa's black suede and grained leather hiking boot tosses away laces and trades them in for a secure buckle. The hiking boot is built for rough terrain thanks to its massive sole.

HOKA Anacapa Mid GTX Hiking Boots

Anacapa Mid GTX Hiking Boots

Anacapa Mid GTX Hiking Boots

$180

HOKA

Buy at REI

HOKA makes excellent all-around outdoor footwear. With comfort and protection being the top priorities, the Anacapa Mid comes with Achilles-cradling pull tabs, nubuck leather/GORE-TEX® uppers, and a Vibram mega grip rubber sole. It is a beast of a hiking shoe.

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