We talk extensively about the closet essentials you'll wear day in and day out, but what about the essentials that see a little more down time? All-terrain gear might not be the first thing on our list while on a shopping binge, but hiking boots are actually a useful thing to have on hand.
While we'll probably never see a chic pair of Chanel hiking boots in our lifetime (though you never know), functional and good-looking options do exist. So before you're relegated to googling "cool hiking boots," we've rounded up 10 pairs that are a good starting point. Sure, their price points may veer more toward being a slight investment than a total steal, but since they're made to last basically forever, we're considering this a worthwhile splurge.
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Roots Tuff Boot Tribe, $201, available at Roots.
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The North Face Cryos Hikers, $450, available at The North Face.
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