8 Hiking Boots As Invincible As They Are Stylish

Nowadays, after years of being "gear" and nothing more, hiking boots have down off the mountain to become your wardrobe's latest hyper-stylish addition. Even if your only expedition is a stroll to brunch, these sumptuous pairs will lend an envy-inducing rugged appeal.

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Magnanni Montana Water Resistant Hiking Boot

Beauty and beast join forces in this burnished boot from Magnanni. The patina, of course, is the star here, but a military-grade lug sole and near bulletproof leather aren't anything to sneeze at. ($398; nordstrom.com)

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Timberland Waterproof Nubuck Leather Hiking Boots

A departure from the company's iconic sand-colored nubuck, this olive-hued hiking boot is the type of shoe fit for a man who wants to strike out on his own: a respectful nod toward tradition, but a swerve in all the right ways. ($190; bloomingdales.com)

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Common Projects Leather Boots

Fact: Italian leather is the best leather in the world. (For something to be genuine Italian leather, it has to meet strict requirements set by the Italian government.) And when that leather is used for a boot as stylish as this, the result is one seriously enviable product. ($700; mrporter.com)

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Barneys New York Rubber And Neoprene Hiking Boots

Who said hiking boots have to look like military-issue service gear? These vivacious blue lace-ups, from Barneys New York, are just as tough as a pair of Red Wings, but would fit in more on a Parisian boardwalk than a path along the Rhône. ($195; barneys.com)

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Tommy Hilfiger Suede And Leather Hiking Boot

In case you thought a hiking boot couldn't work in preppy environs, Tommy Hilfiger has come to rescue. Featuring a tonal mix of supple suede and luxurious leather, plus an industrial-chic side zipper, this lug-soled beauty can work with any outfit, in any place, at any time. ($180; usa.tommy.com)

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Moncler Peak Nubuck Hiking Boots

The one drawback of hiking boots is that, often, they're not very comfortable. Enter: Moncler's sporty take on the style, which has a cushioned heel for maximum comfort. Bonus: the gray nubuck looks fantastic, and the red-white-and-blue laces are a total blast. ($665; mrporter.com)

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Cole Haan Men's GrandExplore Alpine Waterproof Leather Hiker Boots

Cole Haan has reinforced their hiking boot with proprietary cushioning technology so your feet never go sore, whether you're walking through city slush or slippery mountain terrain. The stylized heel insignia and burnished leather make them quite a pair of lookers, too. ($250; bloomingdales.com)

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Samuel Hubbard Mt. Tam Hiking Boot

You can never go wrong with the classic. Samuel Hubbard's premium leather refined hiker won't turn any heads, but it's solid as a rock, and, with a Vibram lug sole (the best grip on the market), it's sure to get you through anything Mother Nature throws your way. ($295; nordstrom.com)

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