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What makes hiking boots perfect to wear for summer to winter in 2019

Hiking boots are simply a timeless and charming piece of footgear. Snowfall is the time when the anticipation of stomping around for hours in sturdy hiking boots begins. This year the craze is different. For those who are new to hiking boots - originally designed for hiking trails, lumberjacks and the trenches of war, these sturdy boots have thick, rugged soles that cover the ankle and are suitable for walking over rough terrain.

Hiking boots are gaining popularity for casual-chic wear other than just to complete your cold-weather kit. Hiking boots have become one of the most sought-after footwear items in recent months and we are seeing this trend pop up in places far from the snow-clad peaks and the rugged coasts. These shoes are as reliable for warm summer afternoons as they are for dark winter mornings. It’s time to give rest to your low-rise perforated trainers and chill in hiking boots. If functionality and aesthetics are things you expect from an investment in boots, hiking boots are your calling. Seems like fashion has a thing for technical apparel and accessories of all kinds right now!  

What makes hiking boots even better are the attributes they have, which should be a standard for all footwear: durability, practicality, comfort and weatherproofing. Planning the right footwear to pack for a weekend getaway is no challenge when you own a pair or two of these shoes that guarantee protection against weather extremes like rain, sleet, or snow. 

Urban Shepherd hiking boots are specialized for warmth, mobility, and style. Our ‘Scout’  boot is a true all-rounder. It’s reasonably light, slip-proof with its Vibram® 5340 Explosion sole, and comfortable for hiking and rough terrains, and the tough build should last you many seasons of climbing peaks in the summer and rough winter commutes. Our ORIGINAL boot is equipped with a 360 ̊ Goodyear welt construction along with anti-rust brass hardware. These boots aren’t overly insulated in order to let your feet breathe in all kinds of temperatures. 

Super versatile, but remember, not all hiking boots are suitable for extreme sub-zero conditions. For such cases, you need specialized boots that have minimum insulation of 200g.

Summarizing it all again, the answer to ‘what are the main ingredients of a perfect hiking boot’ boils down to three main factors:

  • Warmth
  • Waterproofing
  • Traction

By now, most of you are likely to be well-informed about hiking boots and what makes them your must-have for this year. A shoe that doesn’t require extra consideration and can be worn not only in the grey winter period, that is to come yet, but also long into spring and summer. Hiking boots are your sartorial ticket to replace last season's styles and try something even better. Here, we recommend our favorite styles available to buy now.

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