Fall Fashion Trend: Boot Reboot
These boots are made for more than walking.
Trend 6: Blade Runner: Hiking Boots Made Over For City Slickers
Time after time, it just happens that something feels right and ripe for reinvention when other ideas have been wrung dry. Say hello to the new hiking boot for metropolitan dwellers. These styles won’t get you far in the Catskills, but will keep you comfortable and on point for everything from errands to coffee—even dinner or drinks if grunge chic is your jam. Their nod to New York’s St. Marks Place punk world also comes into play, as these new styles sit right between the great outdoors and The Sex Pistols. They may not be delicate, but once you get them on, you might just ditch the more demure leather flats that have been a go-to. They bring an inherent toughness, an attitude of devil-may-care. And for the more high octane dressers, there are styles with pointed toes whose lace-up detailing looks toward corsetry. In terms of styling, the key again is juxtaposition. Add something delicate, show a little leg, try a sleek linear silhouette, or just go all-out oversize and wear generous volumes to feel cocooned.