9 Great Go-Anywhere Hiking Boots She's Guaranteed to Love

Don't look now, but these days, the coolest shoes on the planet also happen to be the toughest. Yes, we're talking about hiking boots. Whether the goal is to tackle a frost-covered mountain trail or a pedestrian-clogged city street, a killer pair of boots is sure to handle the situation with aplomb and—if you buy the right pair—fearless, feminine style.

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Altra Lone Peak 4 MID RSM

Altra's hiking boots are equipped with all manner of fancy-sounding proprietary innovations ("Trailclaw," "Duratread," "Gaitertrap") that are designed with one goal in mind: maximum comfort. With a flexible contour on the toe, highly grippable soles, and waterproof fabric, these boots are designed for hiking in inclement weather—but they look amazing to wear on the day-to-day, too. ($150; altrarunning.com)

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New Balance 1400

The New Balance 1400 is built for tough terrain, but feels—and looks—like a walking shoe. Whether she's winding her way through rugged trails or dodging people on bustling city streets, these are sure to do the trick. ($150; newbalance.com)

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ECCO Women's Exostrike GTX Boot

A fearlessly chic boot inspired by the classic Chelsea boot silhouette, this hiking boot might easily be mistaken for your average, if insanely fashionable, everyday boot. But with tough yak leather and military-grade shock absorption, even the roughest trails will prove no match. ($200; us.ecco.com)

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Timberland Waterproof Hiking Boots

You really can't get more classic than a Timberland boot. But this one veers outside of the company's standard-issue sand with three stunning colors. (For a safe choice, go with the burgundy.) The result is a shoe with a more feminine, street-worthy feel, making for easy mixing-and-matching with any outfit. ($140; timberland.com)

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Columbia Trail Boots

These Columbia picks resemble the recent "Dad sneakers" trend that's all over fashion runways, and, hey, we're not hating it. Staying trendy while climbing up the trails? Yes, please! ($115; columbia.com)

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Adidas Outdoor Terrex Fast Mid GTX

Leave it to Adidas to nail an athletic shoe. The company's tech-enhanced Terrex Fast Mid GTX shoes include bungee speed lacing for instant lace-ups, plus climate controlled fabric that's sure to minimize any foot sweats. Oh, and they're waterproof, too. Bad weather, meet your match. ($200; zappos.com)

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L.L.Bean Women's Gore-Tex Cresta Hiking Boots, Leather

Every year, L. L. Bean boot sell clean out—and for good reason: they're practically indestructible. These ones, which feature a killer minimalist design and grade-A leather, are no exception. ($259; llbean.com)

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UGG Heather Boot

Yes, UGG boots go in and out of style like the tides. So, why don't they just stay dead? Well, they're insanely comfortable, of course! For anyone who complains about being cold, these wool-lined boots are the perfect buy. ($170; ugg.com)

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Merrell Women's Sugarbush Waterproof Hiking Boot

For a boot that will stand the test of time, look no further than the Sugarbush. With leather as thick as steel (don't worry, it's flexible) and a lug sole that can grip any terrain—plus a versatile look that works as well on the mountain as it does on the street—these stunning hiking boots are sure to go the distance. ($146; amazon.com)

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