These Fall ’19 boots are lighter, faster, stronger and better than ever.
Whether they are built to climb mountains, work on the job site or perform in grueling conditions, our Fall ’19 boots are formidable footwear — lighter, faster, stronger and better than ever.
Adidas Outdoor Terrex Free Hiker, $200
“This new take on a hiker blends our latest and longstanding advances in footwear designed for the trail.” – Greg Thomsen, Chief Outdoor Officer
What works: This hiking boot with trail runner DNA is designed to handle longer distances and gradual elevation changes. And it’s the brand’s first to marry two of its signature technologies: an adaptive, energy-returning Boost midsole and a flexible Primeknit upper. (It also leverages Adi’s partnership with Continental Rubber for a grippy outsole.)
The sell: The Primeknit stretch upper is water-repellant, breathable, comfortable and snug.
Altra Tushar, $199
“For those who want a traditional hiking boot, but want comfort and flexibility like a running shoe paired with modern foot health features that keep the feet relaxed and in their natural position all day long, the Tushar is the only option on the market.” – Golden Harper, Founder
What works: Named after the rugged mountains in Utah, the serious-mountain-hiker style has a cushioned, zero drop midsole and the brand’s FootShape toebox.
The sell: Aggressive outsole flex grooves and grid-like InnerFlex grooves on the midsole provide maximum flexibility and a soft polyurethane midsole make it a smooth walker.
Baffin Cortina, $229.99
“The Cortina is stylishly warm and waterproof.” – Mark Hubner, VP–Brand and Product
What works: This rugged, fur-lined winter boot steps out in high style with quilted details and a mixed leather-and-fabric upper. And it has a proprietary fixed insulated lining for great fit.
The sell: Baffin’s IceBite outsole grip, which is usually reserved for the brand’s more active boots.
Bearpaw McKinley, $119.99
“[The McKinley has] on-trend aesthetics, materials and colors that will perform while looking great.” – Aaron Brown, VP–Product and Sourcing
What works: The 11-inch waterproof boot has a full rubber shell and a quilted nylon upper with a gusseted tongue. Polyurethane leather tabs hold D-ring lace eyelets trimmed with metal studs.
The sell: 200-gram Hibertech insulation, a wool-blend lining and a sheepskin footbed make for cozy wear.
Bogs Freedom Lace-Up, $150
“Bogs is known for waterproof and insulated boots, and the Freedom collection extends our core DNA to the casual leather boot category.” – Megan Vinton, Director of Product
What works: This sleek lace-up is part of a whole family (including Chelsea and ankle styles) all featuring waterproof leather uppers, a rubber rand and a furry lining. These looks will keep toes toasty to minus-22 degrees.
The sell: Bogs’ Rebound cushioning is engineered all-day comfort and energy return — and it doesn’t compact in the cold.
Lowa Tallinn GTX Mid WS, $230
“The feature-laden cold-weather footwear, including the Tallinn, that comes out of our European factories is among the best on the market.” – Peter Sachs, General Manager, USA
What works: A cold-weather casual winter boot on a women’s-specific last, the Tallinn has an inner side zip, a warm and cozy Gore-Tex Partelana lining and a low-weight, high-traction lugged TPU outsole.
The sell: The tech package comes with a healthy dose of fashion — like this embossed split-leather upper and shearling trim.
Garmont Integra Mid WP, $150
“The Integra is a new concept that breaks away from the ubiquitous clunky hikers that populate the market. As soon as you try it on, you will know you are in for a new experience. And at $150, it is also a great value.” – Bill Dodge, CEO North America
What works: This agile, supportive and comfortable waterproof boot is built to enhance the hiking experience.
The sell: Inspired by a version developed for the military, with a focus on fit.
Keen Targhee Lace Boot, $170
“The new Targhee Lace Boot builds on the original, bolstering its award-winning design with winter-proof durability for cold-weather adventure.” – Keith Carrato, Business Director – Hike
What works: A winter version of the brand’s award-winning hiking boot, the Targhee has insulation rated to minus-25 degrees, cold weather traction and a taller profile. It also has a waterproof breathable membrane, speed hooks for easy lace adjustment, an ESS shank for lightweight support and 4-millimeter multidirectional lugs for grip.
The sell: This winterized hiker is made with environmentally preferred premium leather.
The North Face Safien Mid GTX, $150
“EXTS debuts with this boot. It’s a three-part outsole system that marries lug design, lug orientation and superior rubber compounds that are proprietary to The North Face.” – Ethan Fried, Footwear Product Manager
What works: The lightweight hiker gets its legs from the shock-absorbing XtraFoam midsole system.
The sell: TNFs Exploration Trax System (EXTS) grip system launches in this boot — a max comfort hiker.
Irish Setter Ultra-Lightweight VaprTrek Hunting Boot #2837, $159.99
“We’ve transformed our popular VaprTrek lightweight boot and the comfort is engineered to last for all-day hunting or hiking.” – Charley Bryant, Product Merchant
What works: Revamped boot has an upgraded slip-resistant RPM outsole, rubber pods that enhance traction and a polyurethane foam footbed.
The sell: It’s light in weight but heavy on tech. ArmaTec TX coating in the heel and toe adds abrasion resistance.
ECCO Exostrike, $350
“People are moving more and more toward functional products that can also serve in their everyday use. The Exostrike has tons of unique features that make it perform exceptionally well on the trails and in the cold weather but looks equally as great with a pair of jeans at your local coffee shop.” – Thomas Dixon, Sales and Product Manager, Outdoor, USA
What works: The Exostrike urban light hiker has been reworked for Fall ’19 with a PrimaLoft lining, Michelin outsole and Phorene midsole that adds rebound and shock absorption.
The sell: The upper is made with the world’s first Dyneema-bonded leather.
Oboz Women’s Sapphire 8-Inch Insulated B-DRY, $175
The Women’s Sapphire 8-Inch Insulated B-Dry boot bridges the gap between casual and technical winter footwear by providing women with a stylish option that performs in cold and snowy weather.” – Christian Mason, VP–Sales and Marketing
What works: This winter boot walks in style in town or on the trail. A zippered side makes it easy to put on and take off. 200 grams of Thinsulate insulation and a thermal insole keep feet warm.
The sell: The O FIT insole places feet in a neutral position for all-day comfort and support. The thermal version of the style has a wool top sheet and Mylar bottom to help keep feet warm.
Salewa Wildfire Edge Mid GTX, $219.95
“In addition to being a highly technical shoe, the mid design with cuff lets outdoor professionals bring their flair to the boardroom.” – Michael Eisenbrown, Communications Manager
What works: From toe to heel, this boot is a sure-footed winter warrior. It has a waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex lining, a debris-deflecting stretch gaiter, and a unique lacing system that lets wearers toggle between climbing and hiking fits.
The sell: The Pomoca Speed MTN sole provides superior grip and friction.
Xtratuf Bristol Bay, $175
“For over 50 years, seasoned commercial fishermen have relied on Xtratuf protection on the water. The new Boatyard Collection, including our Bristol Bay style, focuses on the fisherman’s needs in his off season — from mending nets and winterizing boats to heading into town.” – David Mesicek, Chief Marketing Officer
What works: Lace-up chukka is made of saltwater-resistant full-grain waterproof leather. It has a non-marking, slip-resistant outsole and an insole made with molded pressure-relief channels.
The sell: Comfortable, yet rugged enough to live up to the brand’s Alaskan heritage.
Vasque Coldspark UD, $139.99
“Coldspark is an excellent three-season option for active users in all but the most extreme temperatures.” – Brian Hall, Director of Product Design
What works: This insulated, waterproof hiker has everything needed for cold-weather wear, without the extra weight. The sell: Lightweight warmth with the fit and feel of a boot without insulation.
Muck’s Arctic Après II Lace Mid, $185
“This is a go-to, versatile boot that will never disappoint. Matching stylish design and performance... Our test wearers have told us it will sell through very well.”– David Mesicek, Chief Marketing Officer
What works: This women’s style is designed to keep feet warm, dry and comfortable in cold, wet and snow. It gets traction on wet and dry ice; and its premium neoprene bootie is easy to clean, durable and good looking.
The sell: The Glacier Trek outsole uses vertical glass fibers in pods for traction on ice. (And the pods are a contrasting color to better call out the tech.)