We don’t usually associate Nike with heavy-duty boots. More so lightweight runners with innovative technologies hidden within the sole units. The fact is, though, that Nike boots match up to most boots-only brands, and, in fact, actually often pip them at the style hurdle. It’s yet more proof that the Swoosh can do it all without breaking a sweat. From familiar favorites in boot form, like the Nike Air Force One to specialist Nike boots silhouettes like the rugged Nike Rhyodomo, Nike boots are a criminally underrated category.

As we acclimatize to the colder months and the less-than-ideal conditions that ensue, having a pair of hard-wearing boots is a godsend, and if the boots look good then you’ve ticked all boxes. A solid pair of Nike boots should see you through several years' worth of winters, allowing you to hit unfavorable terrain with no worries. And, with a bit of ingenuity, you’ll be able to style your Nike boots throughout the year, too.

Shop our favorite Nike boots below.

Nike Xarr

Xarr

$120

Nike

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Part punk, part hiker, the Nike Xarr is one of the more recognizable styles of Nike boots. An engineered tongue cover offers a new look at lacing while a layered rubber sole unit brings protection against the elements as well as an unorthodox aesthetic.

Nike SFB Field 2 8" Realtree® GORE-TEX Outdoor Boot

SFB Field 2 8" Realtree® GORE-TEX Outdoor Boot

$200

Nike

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Realtree camo forms the basis to the natural-tone uppers of the SFB Field 8" Boot. In our selection, this pair is for the people who want serious outdoor vibes.

Nike SFB Field 2 8" GORE-TEX Tactical Boot

SFB Field 2 8" GORE-TEX Tactical Boot

$190

Nike

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A combination of waterproof fabric and leather form the uppers of the Nike SFB Field 2 8” GORE-TEX boot which is up there with Nike’s highest-performing boots. From the rock-shielded outsole to the high collar and GORE-TEX uppers, this boot is made for more.

Nike Rhyodomo GORE-TEX

Rhyodomo GORE-TEX

$105

Nike

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We all know and love GORE-TEX, so when Nike fits out a forest-green hiking boot with the stuff, we’re instantly on board. Breathable and fully waterproof, this pair of Rhyodomo boots combines retro style in the form of a gum sole with high-level effectiveness.

Nike Manoa Leather SE

Manoa Leather SE

$100

Nike

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A retro color palette typifies the Nike Manoa Leather Boot. Hits of pink and yellow to the swoosh and heel tab jump out from the black & grey upper.

Nike SFB Gen 2 8" Tactical Boot

SFB Gen 2 8" Tactical Boot

$112

Nike

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Military style has long been a foundational influence on contemporary style, but while most of what we see is inspired by history, the Nike SFB Gen 2 8" Tactical Boot brings things right up to date with a sandy palette and technical canvas.

Nike Rhyodomo

Rhyodomo

$104

Nike

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The Rhyodomo is one of the more rugged boots in today’s roundup, but with grey leather uppers, the boot takes on a new life. The lighter upper gives Rhyodomo more of a style focus and it’s got us planning futuristic hiking fits already.

Nike Air Force 1 GTX Boot Boot

Air Force 1 GTX Boot Boot

$180

Nike

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You might think that boots are exempt from the fierce color palette debate. They are not. And, for what it’s worth, this dark green & white palette is doing it for us — equal parts outdoorsy and clean retro, this GORE-TEX Air Force One gets full marks from us.

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