The Boot Edit | Timeless Boot Styles
Mens Boot Styles–Don’t underestimate the boot. Offering the catalyst for a variety of styles, mens boots range from the Chelsea boot and motorcycle boot to the Wellington boot. Dressed up or down, the boot offers the opportunity to take your look to the next level, whether you’re sporting a suit with a pair of Chukkas or a pair of skinny jeans with combat boots. Here, we round up essential mens boot styles for the modern man of style.
The Combat Boot–Take a style tip from the military and let your footwear make a power statement with the classic combat boot. Worn by armies for centuries, to combat the elements, this boot style is often made available in everything from waterproof leather and rubber to other innovative materials. Diesel The Pit Leather Military Boots $195 from Saks Fifth Avenue.
The Chelsea Boot–Originally the riding boot of the Victorian era, the Chelsea boot rose to fame in the 1960s with music artists such as The Beatles. Cut low and worn narrow, the Chelsea boot is a classic that never goes out of style. Perfect for year-round wear, this ankle boot can be dressed up with a pair of trousers or worn casually with your favorite pair of jeans. Dune Arkwright Chelsea Boots $169.08 from ASOS.
The Western Boot–The western boot in its current incarnation came about in the 1860s and is known for its angled toe and top stitching detail. You don’t have to live in Nashville or embrace the traditional for a western flair. Give your look a modern update with a cropped western boot in an accessible color such as black or brown. Double H Men’s 6″ Side Zipper Boot $169 from Shoes.com.
The Chukka Boot–A great everyday boot style, the iconic chukka easily dresses up a look whether looking for boots furnished in leather or suede. Usually featuring two or three eyelets, the chukka boot became popular in the 1940s. John Varvatos Hipster Chukka $159.99 from 6pm.
The Hiking Boot–Embrace your inner mountaineer with a timeless rugged style. The hiking boot, created in the 1870s for – you guessed it, mountain climbing, feature excellent ankle support. For Timberland’s hiking boot, they collaborate with Woolrich for a special fabric finish. Men’s Abington Hiking Boot with Woolrich® Fabric $180 from Timberland.
The Motorcycle Boot–Perfect for combatting the cold weather or riding on a Harley, the motorcycle boot is known for its low heel. Rumored to emerge during the Great Depression, the utilitarian boot is constructed with high grade leather to avoid an unfortunate meeting with the pavement. Accessorized with a buckle or available in varying lengths and colors, the motorcycle boot makes the style grade. Dr Martens Whitley Low Buckle Boot $160 from Zappos.com.
The Wellington–Although created in the 1800s, The wellington or rain boot gained popularity after Hunter produced the style for the British army during World War I and World War II. Post war, the boot found a following with college-aged adults. With these comfortable shoes, you’ll be hoping for the next rain day. Hunter Daleton Boot $115 from Nordstrom.