The Thursday Buy: These GORUCK Boots from Huckberry are the Rugged Winter Boots to Buy Now

Best rugged winter boots for men.

Getting dressed for nasty winter weather, or really, any excursion off-grid, just got easier — that is, if you shop the impossibly rugged GORUCK MACV-1 Boots at Huckberry. They’re some of the best winter boots you can buy right now, and if you feel like your footwear rotation could use a refresh these days as we slog through foul weather, there’s no better pair to buy. At least, that’s in my opinion – the striking, hard-wearing GORUCK MACV-1 Boots caught my eye immediately, and perhaps you feel the same way. But what about the brand GORUCK — what do they do, and is GORUCK any good? Allow me to answer those questions right off the bat by saying that yes, GORUCK gear certainly stands up to Huckberry’s rigorous testing system. Naturally, you already know Huckberry for stocking and selling picks like the best outdoor watch and the best, most stylish gloves for winter, but consider these boots another worthy addition to your gear rotation. Back to GORUCK briefly, though.

The brand was founded on building military-gear everyday carry gear that’s tough as heck and wear-tested through all sorts of conditions (founder Jason McCarthy is an ex-Special Forces Green Beret). The brand’s specialty is durable backpacks, hence the name GORUCK (“to ruck” is to get your gear from point A to point B in a backpack). Helpfully for you and me both, the GORUCK MACV-1 Boots are built to those same exacting standards, all for an agreeable price ($160 at Huckberry). The best men’s winter boots are worth even more than that, though.

Huckberry boots review.

They’re billed as all-terrain boots, with a 6-inch height that should be more than agreeable to wear with everything from your favorite pair of blue jeans to some durable flannel-lined work pants. The tough, gets-better-with-age Challenge Leather™ upper is built out with CORDURA (the same material found in bulletproof vests) and nylon webbing for added durability. Yes indeed, the GORUCK MACV-1 Boots are about as well-designed as it gets, right down to the foam insert, the wide toe box for breathability, and shielding drain holes to keep sand and debris out. If you’ve been searching for a pair of the best casual men’s boots for rugged adventures, brewery visits and more, you’ve found them in the GORUCK MACV-1 Boots.

Plus, it doesn’t hurt that the leather on these boots is quite eye-catching and stylish, not unlike a pair of boots you’d wear in less adventurous situations or better weather. The GORUCK MACV-1 Boots are truly a go-anywhere pair of casual boots this season, especially if your plans take you out of the city. Best of all, the GORUCK MACV-1 Boots are overbuilt in a great way, made to break in over time and yet won’t wear out quickly on you. Throw in the fact that you can style ’em casually with, again, your favorite pair of blue jeans, a trusty henley and a classic shawl cardigan, and you’ve got a winning pair of the best men’s boots. Happy rucking, folks.


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