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The Essential Winter Hiking Boots Shopping Guide

February 1, 2018 - 40 Comments

Hiking boots aren’t just for the great outdoors. They’re currently a fashion favorite, especially during the winter months. I am a big fan of these types of boots, especially my Louis Vuitton Star Trail Ankle Boots (these Jeffrey Campbell boots are super similar and affordable!)Nicholas Ghesquiere first introduced these sick Louis Vuitton boots in the 2016 Pre-Fall collections and I have been obsessed with this type of chunky boot since I saw them on the Fall 2016 RTW Runway.For Kim Jones’ last Louis Vuitton menswear collection, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss rocked these low-heel hiking boots (similar here) and they looked SO SICK!
When I first started going to fashion week I used to wear heels even when there was snow on the ground (you can see the photos here). As the years passed I learned that looking good is important but being comfortable and practical is key, so now I am all about wearing a pair of comfortable boots. Literally, I have worn them a couple times at fashion week. (The left photo is from 2016 in Paris, the middle photo is from last season in New York, similar version to what I wore; and the left photo is from Paris 2016 as well).
The track soles are perfect for walking on the icy and slippery ground during New York Fashion Week in February. The left photo is from when I went to New York this past December, and the right photo is from February 2017.

Photo by @eloan_anquez
What I love about this type of boot is the fact that they are easy to walk in while still elevating my look. I even have a pair of Aquazzura boots that I wore to the Dior show when I was in Paris last week. I was late to the show because my flight was delayed at the airport but I opted for these boots because they are stylish but still comfortable enough for me to run to the show.

These boots might seem very bulky and hard to pull off, but they are actually perfect to wear with feminine pieces like this Alexis floral dress that I wore last year or the Dior maxi dress I wore in the previous photo. I like the juxtaposition of girly clothes and the edgy boots. Similar to the one I wore on the left here.
Below are some of my top picks for flat and heeled track boots. They are worth the splurge!1. Marc Jacobs (20% off)
2. Aldo
3. Jeffrey Campbell (available in black as well)
4. Jeffery Campbell
5. Dr. Martens
6. Sam Edelman (30% off)
7. Alexa Chung
8. Fyre
9. Very Volatile
10. Aquazzura

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