The classic hiking boot — employed by mountaineers and hikers across the globe and manufactured by heritage Italian footwear brands like Vasque and Scarpa — has now moved beyond the mountain. Versions of the boot can be seen adorning mannequins in New York’s Bergdorf Goodman or London’s Dover Street Market. Classic hiking boots are characterized by their full-grain leather upper (though some also use suede), beefy rubber outsole and D-ring-style lace hardware. Pairing these vintage-inspired hikers with raw denim is the perfect way to elevate your style — without sacrificing any functionality.
From the Alps to the Runways