Not Feeling Full-On Hiking Boots? Try This Cool Sneaker-Style Hybrid

Will all the sneaker stans in the house please raise their hands? Oh, wow — that’s a lot of you. From fresh white kicks to sought-after collectible drops to super-sustainable tennies, sneaker categories are proliferating as the footwear’s popularity continues to snowball with seemingly unstoppable momentum. However, this is one type of footwear that might just be rivaling in sheer fan-favorite force (especially for fall): the hiking boot.

We’ve watched these outdoorsy shoes prance down the designer runways and indie brands endlessly riff on the classic utility-style throughout these past few seasons. Although popular, not everyone is ready to commit to the hiking-boot lifestyle. So, what's a shoe to do? Make a baby with its more casual counterpart, the sneaker — or, at least, this is how we imagine the hiking sneaker was born. We went ahead and wrangled up all of these hybrid-shoe styles that we could find.


Scroll on to pick your perfect fall shoe that borrows from the best of both boot and sneaker worlds.

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Merrell Alpine Sneaker, $90.00 Buy
Reebok Leather Ripple Trail Sneaker, $80.00 $74.97 Buy
New Balance Fresh Foam Crag V2 Trail Running Shoe, $84.95 $63.71 Buy
Adidas Terrex Free Hiker Blue Hiking Shoes, $200.00 Buy
Bearpaw Hiking Shoes, $44.99 Buy
Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 6, $130.00 Buy
Reebok Aztrek Double Mix Trail Sneaker, $88.92 Buy
L.L. Bean Trail Model 4 Ventilated Hiking Shoes, $89.00 Buy
Columbia Facet 30 OutDry Shoe, $130.00 Buy
Danner Danner Rivercomber Hiker Sneakers, $120.00 Buy
The North Face Activist Lite Sneaker, $109.95 Buy
Nike Juniper Trail Sneaker, $70.00 Buy
Danner Trail 2650 Sneakers, $150.00 Buy
Fila Day Hiker Running Shoe, $39.99 Buy
Merrell MOAB 2 Waterproof Shoe, $119.00 Buy
Arc'teryx Norvan SL Shoe, $150.00 Buy
On Running Cloudventure Waterproof Sneaker, $169.99 Buy
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