Nike

Special Field Boot

$140

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Maybe we can blame Kanye West for the resurgence of battle-ready combat boots, but, Ye's influence aside, there's no reason civilians can't benefit from the tech embedded in these boots. Made for use in the field, superior cushioning is coupled with a lightness that's ready for anything from sand dunes to a snowstorm. Considering Nike's patented innovation and technology in both athletics use and comfort, you'll quickly realize you've never had boots like these before.

Red Wing Heritage

875 6-Inch Boot

$260

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An Americana staple, there's a reason they've been making Red Wing boots for over a century. In the classic, moc-toe style, the boot is the perfect combination of form and function, honoring the company's commitment to workday-ready footwear. With a lightweight crepe sole for traction and a full-grain leather outer—sealed together by Goodyear welt construction—this American-made boot is the type to take on anything you do.

Common Projects

Ankle Boot

$530

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Basically the gateway into luxury footwear, Common Projects knows what's good when it comes to fashionable, premium footwear. Delivered in a simplified Chelsea boot style, this slip-on boot boasts a soft black leather outer with a springy rubber sole. When it comes to Common Projects, you come for the minimalist design (shouts to that signature gold numbering), but stick around for the product's timeless sartorial utility.

Diemme

Roca Vet Boot

$455

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The search for a luxury hiking boot ends here. Priding itself on using only the best materials, including the finest English and Italian leathers, Diemme sets the standard in the industry. This boot, one of the brand's signatures, has a suede nubuck upper, cow leather inner, ankle support, and padded tongue, all set atop a custom Vibram sole. Oh, and did we mention that these boots are handmade in Italy?

Fracap

M120 Ripple Sole Scarponcino

$269

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You used to have to book a flight to Japan to enjoy the quality that Fracap has built its name off of. No longer. Italian-made with premium brown leather, these are the definition of quality from the laces to the sole. Speaking of the sole, Fracap's iconic "shark" ripple sole adds an uncommon element to these otherwise comfortably traditional hiking boots. Considering how popular hiking boots are for this season, that's not a bad thing.

Off-White

Suede Ice Grip Hiking Boot

$765

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Virgil Abloh's Off-White may be known for its striped pattern and graphic T-shirts, but that doesn't mean you should overlook these hiking boots. Direct from the label's "Don't Look Down" Fall 2015 collection, this true-to-form climbing boot comes complete with functional, hinged spikes. If this is Abloh's upscale attempt at crafting a unique boot while paying homage to Timberlands, then we may consider taking up mountain climbing in our spare time.

Epaulet

Ghost Suede Chelsea Boot

$275

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Don't pretend like you haven't had your eye on some Chelsea boots. Sure, the silhouette is practically everywhere, but you're understandably hesitant to fold a pair into your wardrobe. With this model from Epaulet, coming in everything from silvery suedes to buttery Portuguese leathers, there's virtually no chance that you won't find something to reach for time and again. From the crepe sole to the sturdy uppers, these are weather (and date night) ready.

Timberland

6-inch Waterproof Boot

$190

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There's a good reason why Timberland boots never seem to go out of style. From celebrities to factory workers, nearly anyone can benefit from having a pair of six-inch wheats in their wintertime repertoire. Whether it's the seam-sealed waterproof construction or the rust-proof hardware, these boots are practically begging to be worn in even the harshest conditions, regardless of season.

Visvim

Serra Leather Hiking Boot

$860

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Visvim's Hiroki Nakamura's love of the outdoors has helped make the brand a cult favorite. But while most consider his FBT sneaker to be the label's only notable footwear, the Serra boot reminds us that you can't sleep on anything Nakamura designs. A unique take on the hiking boot, a stabilizing Vibram outsole, EVA phylon midsole, and vegetable-tanned leathers from the famous Horween tannery are just a few of the must-have features on this model.

Hawkings McGill

Suede Chelsea Boot

$89

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It's difficult to find a great pair of Chelsea boots worth splurging on. It's near impossible to find a great pair at a reasonable price. But whether you're breaking the bank or working with a budget, you can feel confident in copping a pair of Hawkings McGill's Chelsea boots. With an overall refined appearance, you'll wish shoe shopping was always this simple.

3.1 Phillip Lim

Summit Knotted Zip Boot

$455

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This one is for the dude who likes to stand out, especially when it comes to his kicks. Phillip Lim's murdered-out hiking boot isn't just on the pulse of one of the season's biggest trends, it's out here altering expectations. The knotted laces make this boot a standout even off the mountain, but you can feel comfortable knowing that—with a thick outsole and cow leather build—you're still ready for any unplanned exploration.

Danner

Mountain Light II 5-Inch

$350

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Should you buy a pair of Danner boots? Well, if you like time-tested durable black leather, supremely supportive Vibram Kletterlift soles, and breathable Gore-Tex waterproofed liners, then this American-made boot is a must-own. There's a reason that this label's been proudly handcrafting footwear for men of all stripes since 1932.