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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