We’ve spent a lot more time outdoors this year, calling for footwear that not only looks the part but is functional for hikes and trails too. Whether you’re seeking something sophisticated for city outings, or hardwearing, all-weather footwear for countryside adventures, here are some of our favourite winter boots for men.
Diemme – Everest Suede Hiking Boots
Take on any terrain this winter with these navy mountain walkers. The suede and rubber boots are crafted in Italy to a chunky silhouette with a comfortable padded lining, debossed logo, rubber panelling, D-ring lacing and a durable rubber tread sole. Wear them with your favourite ski label or stylish activewear.
Alexander Mcqueen – Tread Topstitched Leather Boots
The design here is evocative of McQueen’s signature subtle rebelliousness. These black leather boots are topstitched and laced in a satisfyingly contrasting white. Made in Italy from polished leather, they form a round-toe, high-top profile and are set on a sculptural platform tread sole. Opt for the full look by pairing them with trousers and a casual shirt by the same fashion house.
Grenson Mortimer Zipped Grained-leather Boots
No time for laces? These zip-up grained leather boots can be pulled on and have you ready to go in seconds. Grenson is a heritage brand, having been founded back in 1866 – and these black Mortimer boots showcase its impeccable craftsmanship. They feature a zipped vamp, leather lining and an almond toe, set on a chunky block heel and practical tread sole.
O’keeffe – Felix Leather Derby Boots
Here classic style is fused with a utilitarian tone. The timeless black boots are handmade in Italy from soft leather with laced quarters and an almond toe. They’re also hallmarked with a grosgrain heel tab and woven with a classy graphic logo. Leather lined, they sit on a block heel with a tread sole to help grip the icy winter pavements.
Prada – Logo-plaque Lace-up Leather And Nylon Boots
Fashion giant Prada provides its take on a comfy black boot. The chunky trek sole is reminiscent of traditional hiking styles – a source of inspiration for the house’s functional staples. They’re made in Italy from leather and nylon, with a padded ankle and canvas tongue, hallmarked with a subtle logo print. Crossing the line between smart and casual, they’re equally suitable with a suit or jeans.
Jacques Soloviere – Ranjo Tread-sole Waxed-leather Chelsea Boots
Perfect for city or town dwellers, these boots come from the Parisian brand Jacques Solovièr. Their black Ranjos show a stylish yet practical edge. They’re made in Italy from resilient waxed leather, fitted with pull tabs and elasticated panels. The classic Chelsea silhouette rests on a welted 3cm rubber tread sole.
Jil Sander – Lace-up Leather Boots
Jil Sander’s pragmatic approach to design is a hallmark of Lucie and Luke Meier’s vision for the label. These boots are crafted in Italy from smooth leather and have an active-inspired high ankle fit with a supportive padded panel. The lace-up front with eye-catching silver eyelets provides a retro feel, as does the contrasting tan leather lining. Placed on a substantial rubber tread sole they’ll be a wardrobe staple for years to come.
Givenchy- Lace-up Leather Military Boots
Military-style never goes out of fashion, as evidenced in these couture boots. They’re made in Italy from smooth leather, with detailing in the form of woven trims. Set on chunky, yet lightweight rubber soles and fitting just above the ankle toward the mid-calf, these minimalist boots can be worn from winter through to spring.
Acne Studios- Flatform Leather Hiking Boots
If you’d prefer a boot with an almost trainer like appearance, try this bold and chunky pair. Made from a black crepe flatform midsole and rubber tread sole, these are great hiking boots with plenty of cushioning for long-wear. Curved leather panels are completed by a padded cuff and subtle debossed logos at the tongue and heel.
Moncler- Peak Lace-up Leather Boots
The Swiss ski fashion house offers innovative and exciting pieces for both on and off the slopes. These are perfect for a walk as well as resort bars and restaurants. High performing and carefully crafted, they’re made from tumbled leather and equipped with D-ring hiking laces and padded cuffs. This is all set on a lightweight Vibram® rubber sole with the house’s striking tricolour stripes incorporated at the heel.
Dries Van Noten – Black Leather Ankle Boots
Featuring a lace-up front, gripped rubber sole, round toe and zip side fastening, these ankle boots come from one of the influential ‘Antwerp Six’ design collectives. The Belgian brand Dries Van Noten launched in 1986, becoming known for ready to wear, versatile and dynamic pieces.
Bobbies – Grant
Ideal for the office, paired with a sharp suit, these boots are hand-made in Portugal from Italian leather. They have a blake stitched rubber sole and ultra-resistant waxed cotton laces to avoid annoying snaps. They’re also leather-lined and come with a travel pouch, in an eco-friendly box made of paper from FSC-certified forests.
Maison Margiela- Airbag-heel Leather Ankle Boots
Blending vintage and contemporary silhouettes, Maison Margiela has created these uniquely shaped black ankle boots, featuring the label’s innovative statement Airbag heel. A glossy leather upper is evocative of traditional derby boots with a lace-up front and a round toe, finished by a sleek leather sole.
Bottega Veneta- Lace-up Leather Ankle Boots
Go ultra glossy with these buffed and polished shiny boots, calling on the debonair glamour of a bygone era, alongside an uber-modern silhouette. They’re formed with a rounded square toe shape, have shoestring laces at the front and are set on a stacked heel for a steady gait. A back pull tab means they’re easy slip-on wear for the busy city slicker.