Whether you lead a hectic life in the city, bouncing from the gym to commute before spending the day working out and about, or you’re simply heading to the countryside for a relaxed camping weekend, every man needs a solid, stylish, and most importantly comfortable pair of outdoor boots.
Boots that’ll cope with the ravages of winter and see you through countless, trips, treks and trials. Whether for a solo jaunt around the globe or a leisurely stroll through your local park, we have a selection of footwear suitable for all different tasks. Here are the best boots for outdoor living.
320 Trail Lite EVO GTX by Zamberlan – £190.00
Italian family-run outdoor brand Zamberlan have been making top quality mountain boots for over 85 years. With unwavering attention to detail and huge respect for the artisan craftsmanship involved, their boots combine luxury comfort, durability and style rolled into one.
The versatile 320 Trail Lite combines a waterproof nubuck finish with a Gore-Tex lining and has outstanding grip in all conditions. The classic walking boot vibe is a big style trend this season also, and these beauties tick the box.
Saintis Knit Low by Mammut – £149.00
Swiss mountaineering pioneers Mammut began life in the 19th century making secure and stable ropes that would stand the rigours of unchartered territories and became renowned for keeping hardy explorers safe as they traversed dangerous mountains and cliffs.
Over the years since, they’ve turned their expert hand to all manner of outdoor pursuits and their footwear is no different. These casual urban appropriate trainers work well both in the city or on a country trail.
With a knitted sock inner for extra comfort and Michelin® outsole, these are an outdoor boot, an urban trainer, in fact you name it, they’ve got you covered.
Monty Hi by Ridgemont – £89.00
These classic looking, 80s style outdoor boots from Ridgemont are a definite nod to past endeavours and the perfect mix of reliable outdoors hiking boot, whilst doubling up as a stylish urban winter boot.
Incredibly lightweight and comfortable with the aforementioned 80s style silhouette coupled with a suede finish, these versatile boots are so much more than a trekking option.
Great with jeans, shorts, or tracky keks, we highly recommend adding these retro boots to your shoe collection.
Trail 2650 GTX Mid by Danner – £156.85
Danner have a long and storied history in the US (dating back to the Great Depression) when it comes to making quality well-crafted boots for any type of means.
These days they’re just about as stylish and durable as you’ll find and have a wide range of footwear that combines serious comfort with street-savvy cool.
Offering serious support around the ankles and a comfortable interior, along with the aforementioned look, these beauties are about as good as it gets!
Mescalito Mid GTX by Scarpa – £220.00
Our good friends at Scarpa know a thing or two about the kind of quality boots required for hiking, climbing or trekking in any manner of conditions.
These lightweight hiking boots offer superb cushioning support, grip and flexibility and are the perfect choice for those who enjoy heading off-road and hitting the rough terrain of the great outdoors. They’re proper boots, for a serious yet stylish outdoorsman.
The upper of the Mescalito is constructed from thermo-embossed suede, backed up with a waterproof, durable Gore-Tex membrane. A lateral PU rand shields the upper from scuffs and scrapes, and a rubber toe cap offers grip as well as protection.
Tatra II GTX by Hanwag – £235.00
If it’s top-quality long-lasting footwear you’re after then head on over to Hanwag. Handcrafted with an emphasis on design, reliability and durability.
Each pair (with the exception of double stitched models) has been made with a complicated cemented construction technique, that means, of course, they can be resoled and will last you, well, a lifetime.
The Tatra II is incredibly comfortable and feels sturdy and supportive. With protective heel and toe caps, it can help you withstand whatever challenges are thrown at you on the trail.
Hyalite Low by Oboz – £110.00
These outdoor boots from Oboz are like man of the moment Ben Stokes, in that they’re a great all-rounder, straddling the line between work and play.
They come with a stylish sewn leather upper that provides water resistance when you’re out in the elements and good looks for when you’re not.
The Hyalite’s also boast a multi-purpose midsole made up of single density EVA for balanced cushioning and more firm perimeter EVA for added stability with an extra layer of PU for superior levels of rebound and cushioning. What more do you want?
Photography by Simon J Evans
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