2014’s must-have footwear: hiking boots

The must-have footwear trend for 2014 effortlessly fuses style and practicality in a durable, yet aesthetically pleasing design. Hiking boots have stomped catwalks and streets alike for several seasons and they show no sign of walking away anytime soon.

This guide is intended to be a useful compilation of top styles and how-to-wear advice, showing you how easy it is to rock hiking boots every day.

If you want footwear that can call celebrities like David Beckham, Ryan Gosling and Orlando Bloom fans, then Red Wing is the only design to be seen in. Created in 1905 by American shoe merchant Charles Beckman, the brand has remained popular due to the durability of the designs and the intrinsic link to all things fashion.

Top of the Red Wing crop has to be the 8″ Moc Toe Oro Legacy, available at Liquor Store with a selection of the brands other designs; the Toe Oro Legacy is a lace-up boot crafted from the finest quality leather and triple stitched to ensure lasting comfort. Team them with rolled up jeans, thick socks and a durable workwear-inspired coat from the likes of Carhartt for a rugged every-man aesthetic.

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http://www.liquorstoreclothing.com/footwear-c9/red-wing-red-wing-8-moc-toe-oro-legacy-p1419 ( £250)

 

Should you prefer your footwear with a little less flash, there are a great deal of retailers who specialise in equipping the modern man for the great outdoors.   The North Face Verbera Hiker boots sacrifice a little of their outer beauty for practicality and comfort. Try teaming them with dark jeans and a quilted parka like this one from ASOS and wool beanie for a ready for anything look.

If youre used to the comfort and fit of trainers, hiking boots may sound like a style youre unwilling to try. However, New Balance have kindly created an outdoor boot which fuses the comfort of their famous running trainers with the tough durability of a hiking boot. Perfect for everyday wear, the 710s available at Schuh are an easy-to-wear style that bridges the gap between boots and trainers.

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