Outdoor brands have doubled down on the trail-to-tavern ethos for Fall ’20.
The shoes we want right now?
They’re the ones that do it all. Boots that keep up on the trail and look at home on a night out. Trail runners that bring you up the mountain and through town. Shoes that make life easier, more comfortable and more fun no matter what the day has in store. Luckily for us all, outdoor brands have doubled down on the trail-to-tavern ethos for Fall ’20, and are delivering footwear with impeccable performance bona fides and style to spare. Ready to attack the day? These styles have got you covered.
The $100 Zion FST from Merrell packs trail run features like a shock-absorbing air cushion in the heel and 5mm lugs for stability on all kinds of terrain into a sneaker with athleisure appeal. Top by Brooks; Socks by Darn Tough; Cooler Cup from Hydro Flask. Tights, model’s own.
The waterproof Classic Casual Lace Speckle boot from Bogs ($115) looks good with a cheerful print upper in on-trend dusty rose, and it does good, too: the style is made with recycled rubber, laces, webbing and jersey, and the footbeds incorporate algae-based Bloom Foam, too. Jacket by Free Country. Pants, model’s own.
Danner’s Logger 917 boots ($230) deliver comfort, performance and style with a design inspired by the brand’s original caulked logging boots and a Gore-Tex waterproof liner with a Vibram SPE rubberized EVA midsole. Flannel by Free Country.
Chaco teamed up with technical blanket fave Rumpl for the Chaco x Rumpl Borealis Quilt Waterproof boot ($130), which boasts a fun patterned upper, a seam-sealed waterproof construction and a fleece lining.
The Gore-Tex and podular outsole make the Hoka One One Challenger Low Gore-Tex ($150) a workhorse for wet days in the elements, but the waterproof Nubuck upper in rich brown looks sharp for urban adventures. Jacket by Royal Robbins. Pants and bracelet, model’s own.
The Mokelumne boot from Bearpaw oozes retro coziness with its faux-fur trim, ’90s neons and a wool-blend covered footbed. But don’t keep itinside by the fire: The brand’s proprietary NeverWet waterproofing and sneaker-style rubber and EVA outsole make it adventure-ready.Top by Smartwool; tights from Under Armour.
A removable contoured footbed and breathable mesh upper mean you won’t want to take the Merrell Zion FST ($100) off even when you’re wrapped up post-hike. Blanket from Eagle Creek, jacket by Under Armour. Tights, model’s own.
The Cataluna Explorer Chelsea ($140) from Chaco builds in the brand’s signature Luvseat footbed and nonmarking ChacoGrip rubber outsole, adding a full-grain waterproof upper with sleek and versatile Chelsea boot styling.Shirt from Pearl Izumi; socks from Darn Tough. Jeans, model’s own.
Hoka One One made its reputation on its maximal, ultra-cushioned trail styles, and the $160 Challenger Mid Gore-Tex boot (on him) packs all that tech — including the Meta-Rocker middle construction and CMEVA midsole — into an on-trend boot with style for days. Jacket by Free Country. Pants, model’s own.
Hiker style never looked better than in the $150 Chaco Cataluna Explorer Boot, a women’s-specific spin on the classic silhouette. Jacket by Royal Robbins, tights by Under Armour. Perfect Hydration water.