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 the couture house did recently embrace athleisure
, so who knows), 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.