Every man needs a good pair of boots to get him through the fall and winter months. Some boots are straight up mud marauders while others just know how to look good while you get your work on. The hard part is finding the right ones for the job so we’ve narrowed down the list a little for you with some of the best boots we could find. From classic dress boots to the mountain top warriors here’s 15 of our favorites from around the web.
As boots can get ridiculously expensive, we tried to keep this list relatively wallet friendly with most of them being under $200 minus a few exceptions reaching up to $350. Most of the boots also come in a variety of different colors so if you see a style you like but the color’s not for you don’t fret, hit the link and see your options.
1. Fracap M120 Scarponcino Boot
Handmade in Italy, Fracap’s quintessential hiking boot is constructed with full grain leather welted to a Natural Vibram Morflex sole. These durable mountain meanderers can be found at End clothing for $265 here.
2. Ben Sherman Leon Boot
The military inspired Leon boot is constructed from lightly brushed tonal leather and a robust sole built to last. These stylish boots can be picked up at the Ben Sherman webstore for $150.
3. Long Branch Wingtip Boots by Allen Edmonds
These wingtip boots by Allen Edmonds may look a little fancy but don’t let that fool you, they can take just as much if not more than the rest of the boots on here. With a Vibram sole and premium leathers these oxford dress boots are built for more than just a night out or a day in the office. You can find them on their website for $350.
4. Red Wing Classic Round Style No. 8196
This list wouldn’t be complete with out the classic Red Wing work boot. These bad boys can take it all and have done so since 1919. The boot features Briar Oil Slick leather, white Traction Tred rubber outsole, triple stitched quality and Goodyear welt construction. You can find more at their website or purchase them on Amazon.
5. Florsheim Indie Cap Boot
Inspired by classic engineer footwear, the Florsheim Indie Cap boot has some serious style. The milled leather upper and a lug rubber bottom are accented with contrasting double stitched lines and pop color laces. These sturdy lace ups can be found at Florsheim shoes for $210 or on Amazon for $175.
6. Pointer Calum
The workwear inspired Pointer Calum is made with durable materials and a timeless design. They have a quality leather upper, cross-leather stitch details, faux fur lining to keep you warm and cozy and a rugged lug outsole. You can cop them at Pointer for $180.
7. Sorel Cheyanne Lace Duck Boot
I don’t know about you, but when I think of winter boots, Sorel immediately pops into mind. Constructed with seam-sealed full grain leather and a Thinsulate™ lining the Cheyanne ensures your feet stay warm and dry during while looking stylish in the cold winter weather. You can find them at Sorel’s webstore or on Amazon for $125.
8. Timberland Chestnut Ridge Boot
Let’s be honest, we all know Timberland can make a heck of a boot. These specific boots feature a unique vintage combat stitched design and complete waterproof protection, so even during a torrential down poor you’ll be wet in style. Get them at the Timberland shop for $190 or on Amazon for $120-$190.
9. Johnston & Murphy Karnes Cap Toe Boot
The Karnes is Johnston & Murphy’s modern interpretation of a legendary English style. The premium tumbled leather is contrasted nicely by the wool collar and stitching accents. The boot features a lugged rubber sole for extra trudging strength. You can purchase them here for $195.
10. Banana Republic Layton Buckle Boot
These stylish boots are crafted with oiled leather upper, a rubber outsole and Banana Republic’s Advanced Comfort Technology insoles for maximum comfort. Accented by an ankle buckle the boot has an inner zip for easy entry. You can find them at Banana Republic for $198.
11. L.L. Bean Shearling Lined Bean Boot
Made in Maine, Bean Boots by L.L. Bean have been trusted by many for almost 100 years. Crafted from premium waterproof full-grain leather, with a supportive steel shank and rubber chain-tread bottom. Upper portion of boot is lined with warm shearling and can be rolled down and tied with a specially designed lacing system. Buy the here for $199.
12. Clarks Gately Top
Clarks knows what they’re doing when it comes to Chukkas and while I’m not sure if those or even this Chelsea style should classify as a boot, I figured some might be looking for a dress boot and the Chelsea made famous by the Beatles is definitely the way to go when you want to dress up your boots. You can find them at Clarks online for $175.
13. The North Face Back-To-Berkeley Boot
These retro mid-cut mountain top slayers by The North Face are packed with features including PrimaLoft Eco Insulation, Durable TNF Winter Grip™ rubber outsole with Ice Pick™ temperature-sensitive lugs, and a Hydroseal™ waterproof membrane. Pick them up at your local North Face store or find them online for $130.
14. Frye Tyler Lace Up
Frye is another brand on the list that screams experience and quality when it comes to boots. They’ve been at it since 1863 and it shows. The Tyler Lace Up features soft vegetable tanned vintage leather and raw hide leather laces. You can find them at Frye’s website or Amazon for $289.
15. Danner Forest Heights Pittock
The US made Danner Forest Heights Pittock features full-grain leather and contrasting waxed canvas quarter panels to create an appealing two-toned look. Paired with a Vibram outsole the Danner Pittock is meant for rugged landscapes. Cop them at Danner’s online shop for $260 or Amazon.
16. Wolverine 1000 Mile
Any boot from the Wolverine 1000 mile collection is a must. These boots mix quality craftsmanship with flawless design and style. Not only are they durable, but if they do break, these bad boys have a lifetime warranty. Ranging from $360 to $400 the price is steep at first, but you can’t put a price on a boot you’ll have for life. Cop them at the Wolverine website or Amazon for $300-$360.