The Thursday Buy: Viberg’s Scout Boots Are the Coolest, Most Rugged Spring Boots to Buy Now

Best men's boots for spring.

If you read this blog frequently, you know my philosophy: You can never have too much of a good thing, especially when that good thing revolves around stocking your closet with the best men’s boots for spring. Or really, any time at all, but especially spring, when the shifting weather and the promise of outdoor adventures aplenty awaits. That’s where the investment-level Viberg Scout Boots come into play, one heck of a pair of durable and rugged boots as sold by the durable and rugged gear purveyors at Huckberry.

Perhaps you’re familiar with Viberg reviews or with my love of my own Viberg boots over the years: These boots are built to last, crafted with care in Canada by a family-owned company that can’t seem to stop passing down its knowledge on how to make the best boots for men. And folks, this is a very good thing indeed. The Viberg Scout Boots are but the latest in a long line of ridiculously well-made, dedicated and great-looking boots to come out of the confines of our neighbors to the north, and for starters, the Viberg Scout Boots are well worth the price tag (they’ll set you back $710). How exactly does that work out? Reader, keep scrolling.

The Viberg Scout Boots are some of the best men’s boots for spring and beyond for a few key reasons, chief among them versatility. You can wear the Viberg Scout Boots with a rugged henley and your favorite pair of blue jeans for easygoing spring style, yet you can also lace up the Viberg Scout Boots with hard-wearing work pants and one of the best waxed jackets when the situation calls for it. That’s because the Viberg Scout Boots are built to last with Rowdy Dachshund leather sourced from Chicago’s famed Horween tannery (makers of some of the best leather goods and best leather boots on the planet). These hard-working boots are also made with a Goodyear storm welt for added durability — the fact that the Goodyear sole can be replaced is a huge bonus, and a visually striking Vibram Morflex sole adds comfort and a smooth ride.

If you ask me, the Viberg Scout Boots are some of the most reliable boots on the market at the moment, although sizes are going quickly right now. Vintage brass eyelets and waxed laces give these a slightly elevated touch, although one look at the Viberg Scout Boots is enough to see that they’re elevated in every way possible. Make this investment-worthy pair of boots your next pick-up right now. Once they’re yours, you’ll want to wear them as often as you can with your favorite spring style moves. Buy now, then thank me later.

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.

See Now, Buy Now: FRYE’s Logan Cap Toe Boots are Some of the Best Men’s Winter Boots to Buy Now

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If you’re still spending your days searching for a pair of the best boots for men to wear the rest of winter, search no more, because the FRYE Logan Cap Toe Boots are exactly what the doctor ordered, and that’s an understatement. They’re just the latest and greatest in a long lineage of outstanding, stylish boots for men from the USA-founded, heritage-minded style and gear brand. FRYE has a knack for blending the best elements of craftsmanship with superb style, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg, as they say. FRYE’s boots are dressy but durable, highly rugged and ready for anything, be it winter weather, the office or a seasonal date night.

Any occasion where you need to look your best should be one where you lace up a pair of the FRYE Logan Cap Toe Boots, in short. Why these boots, and why right now? Well, time is of the essence with winter footwear, and the FRYE Logan Cap Toe Boots are some of the more unique boots on the market, so that’s great incentive to snap up a pair.

The FRYE Logan Cap Toe Boots quite literally stand apart from the pack thanks to the use of finely crafted, vegetable-tanned leather that’s been pre-distressed and yet is also geared to age nicely over time. They’re Goodyear-welted, a process that means you can resole these boots — it’s worth the extra effort and investment, because the FRYE Logan Cap Toe Boots certainly don’t come cheap (they retail for $478 at FRYE right now, but again, that price tag is worth it). The rubber outsole on this pair of the best men’s boots for winter provides traction and durability, ensuring you’ll stay on your feet on slippery city streets while getting around wearing the truly exceptional FRYE Logan Cap Toe Boots.

There are multiple variations in terms of distressed leather and different colorways to choose from as you shop the rugged-as-can-be FRYE Logan Cap Toe Boots, but it’s the aged brown leather that I think pairs best with everything from the best men’s blue jeans to your favorite pair of corduroy pants for winter. Between the cap toe detailing and the relatively sleek profile, the FRYE Logan Cap Toe Boots are dressy yet rugged all at once, which is great news if you want a pair of the best men’s boots you can wear with practically anything (black jeans included), and practically anywhere (yes, even to the office). The FRYE Logan Cap Toe Boots deliver on great looks and tremendous winter-ready functionality, so add them to your boots rotation ASAP.

The Tuesday Steal: These Tecovas Chelsea Boots are the Best Leather Dress Boots for Men

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There are some menswear essentials, like the best leather dress boots for men, that really just jump off the page, and that’s precisely what’s so great about the Tecovas Chance Chelsea Boots. As you can see above, these boots really are something else in terms of style and construction, and you should expect nothing less from a famed Western brand like Tecovas. Based in Texas and known for its selection of rugged leather cowboy boots (both a big trend in the market and a classic option for ranchers), the brand doesn’t cut corners when it comes to quality craftsmanship.

Perhaps you’re newly familiar with the brand from this very blog, where I’ve written Tecovas reviews about the brand’s classic denim trucker jacket and one of the best men’s henleys under $60 (yes, it really is that affordable). Now, the rugged and durable Tecovas Chance Chelsea Boots aren’t quite a pair of boots you can snag for under $100 (they retail for $225 at Tecovas), but that still makes them a mighty fine option as far as one of the most stylish pairs of leather dress boots is concerned.

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There’s plenty of feedback out there that makes the Tecovas Chance Chelsea Boots a worthwhile purchase if you want a pair of the best leather dress boots for men, too. They’ve received more than 40 Tecovas reviews at an average score of 4.8 out of 5 — if you like to do your research and shop carefully when on the hunt for the best men’s boots, the Tecovas Chance Chelsea Boots have more than enough data to back them up. They’ve also got the proper specs to back them up, too. The Tecovas Chance Chelsea Boots are crafted from rich Chestnut Calfksin Leather, the kind that’ll only get better with age. And these refined Chelsea boots are also built the right way for maximum durability, featuring a hybrid Western heel for a dressy yet tough look and feel.

That means you can rock the Tecovas Chance Chelsea Boots with style staples like slim blue jeans and your favorite Oxford shirt at the office, or you can team the Tecovas Chance Chelsea Boots with black jeans and a classic denim trucker jacket for a more casual, rugged look. These handsome Chelsea boots also come in a hard-working Rust Roughout Leather, a waterproof leather that ensures the Tecovas Chance Chelsea Boots are ready for just about anything. When you want a pair of the best leather dress boots, the kind you can wear with classic blue jeans or a winter wool suit, it’s the Tecovas Chance Chelsea Boots you want on your feet right now. Step out in style, folks.

#OOTD: The Best Way to Wear Your New Favorite Boots for Spring

My friends, if you’re anything like me, you’re going to be mighty hesitant to stow away your favorite boots, even as spring weather starts to roll through town in earnest. But that’s where today’s #OOTD comes into play, because we’re going to talk all about how you can keep wearing your new favorite boots, even through the balmy days of spring. It all starts, naturally, with finding the right pair of boots.

They’ve got to be lightweight yet durable, they’ve got to be able to handle the demands of spring weather and spring pursuits — from casual days at that reopened office to afternoons hanging out at your favorite brewery — and they’ve got to pack in a lot of bang for your buck. As you’ll see below, the best boots for men are coming at you courtesy of Huckberry and the brand’s recently launched line of workwear-inspired boots. They’re supported, of course, by plenty of other new Huckberry essentials, and that’s a great thing for you indeed. We’re talking the best henley for men, plus some classic selvage jeans and an investment-level watch. I don’t want to spoil the rest of it, but believe me when I say it’s going to look great and perform quite well for you this season (to say the very least). Lace ’em up and let’s get to work.

  • The Boots: Rhodes Footwear Bozeman Boots, $265 — Let’s build this #OOTD from the ground up with the best boots for men this season. These workwear-inspired boots are rugged, durable and yet built on a lightweight wedge outsole.
  • The Henley: Marine Layer Lightweight Henley, $68 –The key with this rugged and functional ensemble is the right supporting pieces, like the best henley for men, done up in a lightweight fabric.
  • The Jacket: Flint and Tinder Unlined Waxed Jacket, $178 — This Flint and Tinder trucker jacket is a stone-cold classic, and now it’s done up with unlined construction. Call it one of the best spring jackets for men.
  • The Spring Denim: Flint and Tinder Stretch Selvage Denim, $168 — Back at it with more gear from Flint and Tinder, this time featuring some of the best jeans for men this spring. The stretch selvage is comfortable and versatile.
  • The Watch: Alsta Superautomatic 50th Anniversary Limited-Edition Watch, $2,090 — Bear with me here, because this investment-level watch is durable, incredibly well-made, and highly precise. It’s the best men’s watch for this ensemble, guaranteed.
  • The Belt: Flint and Tinder 365 Belt, $85 –Every great ensemble requires the best accessories, like one of the most dependable leather belts for men out there. And yes, it’s from Flint and Tinder.
  • The Grooming Essential: ASYSTEM Performance Skincare , $55 — Stock up on a handy trio of the best men’s grooming essentials, and reap the rewards with refreshed skin for spring.
  • The Everyday Carry: Mystery Ranch Mission Hybrid, $240 — Mystery Ranch makes some of the best everyday carry gear for guys, and this durable hybrid bag is made to go anywhere you go this season.

That’s going to wrap up todays #OOTDD, and quite nicely at that, right? Right. Fear not boots lovers, because you can assuredly keep wearing some of the best boots for men this spring, as long as you’ve found the right pair. And in my humble opinion, those workwear-inspired boots as shown above are going to be the right way to go, to say the very least. The ensemble gets all the better, though — it’s accented with a lightweight henley for spring layering, and not just any old henley. Again, in my opinion, the best henley for men only gets better when you pair it with one of the best spring jackets for men, a rugged trucker jacket that just improves with age. Naturally, some of the best jeans for men complement this look quite nicely and in casual-yet-rugged fashion, while an investment-level watch is the natural next step as far as your accessories are concerned. Finish it off with a leather belt from Flint and Tinder, grab some of the best everyday carry gear for guys and get ready to hit the road in style. Or rather, get to ready to get done whatever it is you need to get done. Cheers to spring!

The Sunday Sale: Get More Than 30 Percent Off the Best Spring Boots at FRYE

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Some of the best Chelsea boots for men this spring, and for a great deal right now.

Folks, you need some new boots for spring. You also need a deal on some of the best men’s boots, the FRYE Bowery Light Chelsea Boots, right now via today’s Sunday Sale (they’re nearly 35 percent off, for the record). Of course, past iterations have talked about everything from a deal on the best men’s shirt for spring to the best men’s cashmere sweater, but let’s switch gears for a second and talk about the boots you need for spring, right now. They’re coming at you via lauded heritage bootmaker FRYE, and it helps that they’re also up for grabs via a terrific deal in the FRYE men’s sale section.

Of course, FRYE has been making some of the best boots for men, period, for years (and years, and years — over 100!), so when the time comes to get a discount on a pair, you’d do well to act as quickly as possible. The FRYE Bowery Light Chelsea Boots are everything you could want in a pair of lightweight spring Chelsea boots, featuring oiled suede that should wear extremely well with light wash denim for spring (or indigo denim, or olive chinos). The silhouette on these stylish men’s Chelsea boots is sleek and yet not overly slender, like some Chelsea boots, meaning they can be worn casually as well as with dressier slim navy chinos, for example.

SHOP: The FRYE Bowery Light Chelsea Boots

FRYE Bowery Light Chelsea Boots

An outsole that blends comfort with traction and functionality? Sign me up.

The kicker here is that these boots pack in all of these features while retailing for under $200, a downright steal considering all the usage you’re going to get out of them. The FRYE Bowery Light Chelsea Boots also feature an unlined interior so your feet won’t overheat as the thermostat climbs, and the EVA sole provides comfort and lightweight traction, too. Plus, the leather storm welt offers another layer of durability in the build of these shoes. And again, did I mention they’re nearly 35 percent off?


Because they are, and they’re as ready for a casual return to the office as they are for a day spent around town at your favorite coffee shop or outdoor brewery (or both!). And because they’ve got the guarantee of a lauded brand, the FRYE Bowery Light Chelsea Boots are going to stand up to season after season of wear, not just one season. If all of that sounds like it’s  what you need in your new favorite pair of spring boots, might I suggest you snap ’em up today in the FRYE men’s sale section? Good luck out there, folks.

SHOP: The FRYE Bowery Light Chelsea Boots

The Thursday Buy: These Rugged Leather Boots from TAFT Are the Best Men’s Boots for Spring

Taft men's boots

A pair of rugged and durable, yet lightweight, boots to carry you through spring from Taft.

Now that we’ve hit March, perhaps you’re under the impression that your rugged leather boots can be stowed away. To that, I say, well, not so fast. The best men’s boots on the market can be worn in at least three seasons, spring very much included, and that’s why we’re here to talk about the TAFT Dragon Boots 3.0, some of the coolest boots for men that I’ve seen (and wear-tested!) in some time. Now, these aren’t the TAFT Dragon Boots we talked about earlier this season on the blog in the Sunday Sale — these are an upgraded (and pricier) version. Not familiar with TAFT? It’s your lucky day, because they’ve got just about everything you need in a footwear brand, with a focus on dress boots at agreeable prices (given the fact that you can wear these boots pretty much anywhere, that is). Oh, and the fact that this particular pair is waterproof and ready for spring rain? That’s all the better.

TAFT men’s boots are designed in the States and crafted with care in Spain and Portugal. Both countries are a footwear hotbed these days, and that attention to detail pays off, at least in my experience with the TAFT Dragon Boots. They’re made from rugged suede leather that doesn’t scuff or break down too easily at all — and if your boots do get a bit scuffed up, isn’t that all the better? Keep in mind that TAFT also makes handsome wingtip dress boots & other silhouettes that wear more easily with, say, a tailored suit, but the TAFT Dragon Boots 3.0 are the perfect blend of rugged and refined.

SHOP: The TAFT Dragon Boots 3.0

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Details really make the difference when it comes to rugged TAFT men’s boots, ehh?

As I always say, it’s the little things that separate the best boots for men from, well, cheaper pairs, and as you might expect, TAFT has a lot going for ’em. When it comes to the TAFT Dragon Boots 3.0, they’re made from waxed Commander Suede that, once again, is waterproof and ideal for seasonal storms. The Dragon sole, featuring a fairly slim profile and yet crucial studded treads for added grip, is also ideal when it comes to all-day comfort (trust me, I’ve worn mine for hours all around Brooklyn).

Plus, the TAFT Dragon Boots 3.0, especially in a cool and classic Rust shade of tough leather, are perfect for pairing with your favorite spring style essentials. Those style essentials should include, say, light wash denim and a rugged short-sleeve henley (for starters). But you can also wear them with a khaki cotton suit and a denim dress shirt for a nice mix of dressy, high-low spring style, and that’s what makes them some of the best spring boots for men right now. Step into them and see for yourself.

SHOP: The TAFT Dragon Boots 3.0

The Sunday Sale: It’s Your Last Chance to Get 40 Percent off these Durable TAFT Leather Boots

TAFT Dragon Boots in Rust

These classic leather boots are a standout deal right now from TAFT.

Here’s the thing about shopping for the best men’s boots for winter (and beyond) — if you don’t act quickly enough at times, you’re liable to miss out on what could be your new favorite boots. Don’t believe me? Witness the TAFT Last Chance sale section, your final opportunity to get standout deals — in this case, a remarkable 40 percent off — on the best boots for men, made to last season after season. And today’s Sunday Sale pick is a real winner: The TAFT Dragon Boots blend rugged appeal and timeless style, plus excellent functionality, and you really can’t beat the fact that these boots are 40 percent off right now. I’ve got a pair of TAFT Dragon Boots myself, and have been more than pleased with the blend of the tread outsole, the sleek profile and the rugged leather. These are boots to wear with jeans or with tailored wool trousers in equal measure (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg — keep scrolling for the full specs). And if you’ve been wanting to pull the trigger on a pair of hyped TAFT men’s boots, or if you’ve simply been curious about the brand, you’re in luck today.

SHOP: The TAFT Dragon Boots in Rust

TAFT men's boots

A sleek design and textured leather make these boots casual, rugged and yet sharp as can be.

The brand uses European leathers and hand-cutting & painting to get the sort of detailing other shoe brands can only dream about (just check out the best-selling TAFT Jack Boots, for instance). And since TAFT launched in 2013, it seems the brand has built a cult following that sometimes makes its stylish men’s boots tough to come by. All of this is to say, when you can get a pair of the best boots for men on sale for 40 percent off, and in plenty of sizes, you should hop right on it. Of course, the TAFT Dragon Boots in Rust are a terrific deal at full price, too: They’re made with Stead Waxed Commander leather for unique texture and durability — they’re fully waterproof. How’s that for some bang for your buck? Waxed laces and a full leather lining are touches that ensure a comfortable fit and premium quality.

That rich brown leather also makes the TAFT Dragon Boots in Rust a fine candidate to wear with herringbone wool trousers and a classic Oxford shirt when you have to get back into the office. And when you clock out, wear them with your favorite pair of dark blue denim and a classic pocket T-shirt during warmer weather. Yes indeed, the TAFT Dragon Boots in Rust are simply that good — and simply that much more affordable via the TAFT Last Chance sale section. Can’t get better than that, can you? No, sir.

SHOP: The TAFT Dragon Boots in Rust

The Sunday Sale: Danner’s Bull Run Boots are Now Under $150 at UNCRATE

Danner Bull Run Lux Boots

Score a great deal on some of the best men’s boots for winter and beyond.

We tend to cover quite a bit of the best men’s gear each week viaThe Sunday Sale, from the best Chelsea boots for men to a deal on one of the best men’s watches. And if you read the blog on the regular, it’s assuredly not the first time you’re hearing about the best on-sale gear at UNCRATE, either. From the boots worn by James Bond to one of the best winter jackets for men, the UNCRATE Surplus section has plenty of stellar styles up for grabs, and at great discounts. That includes today’s featured pick: The Danner Bull Run Lux Boots, some of the best men’s winter boots, and they just so happen to be on sale for under $150. If you’re doing the math, that means you’re getting a 30 percent discount on a pair of American-made boots from the lauded Pacific Northwest heritage brand. In these winter doldrums, that’s the kind of deal not to be missed, wouldn’t you agree? But what makes these boots so special, what makes these boots really tick? It starts with the nubuck leather, designed to break in over time while standing up to the elements with ease.

SHOP: The Danner Bull Run Lux Boots

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It’s the rugged moc toe construction that sets these durable, dependable boots apart from the pack.

From the durable moc toe build to the stitchdown construction (a sturdy way of attaching the upper to the Vibram wedge sole), these boots should definitely be able to stand up to anything you throw at ’em. The Danner Bull Run Lux Boots really are designed for all-day comfort, too — it’s all thanks to that Vibram wedge sole, which provides traction and bounce. You’re also getting versatility in terms of style, seeing as this particular pair of rugged leather moc toe boots should wear nicely with everything from olive chinos to classic dark blue denim on your bottom half.

Up top, you can mix and match other rugged style staples with ease, including your favorite pocket T-shirt (when the weather warms up) or a rugged trucker jacket and a thermal shirt (for fighting winter weather right now). The thing is, these are a nearly timeless pair of classic leather boots designed to work as hard as you do (or designed to relax in style afterwards, as well). Wear ’em to a heated brewery beer garden, take them on the trail or lace them up for an early morning of yard work — the Danner Bull Run Lux Boots get the job done, and it’s great news that you can get them on sale at UNCRATE right now.

SHOP: The Danner Bull Run Lux Boots

See Now, Buy Now: GREATS Is Now Making Some of the Best Men’s Boots for Winter

GREATS Dante Hiker Boots

A new take on hiking boots from one of your favorite sneaker brands.

If at first you’re confused by the headline — how can Brooklyn-based sneaker brand GREATS be making rugged hiking boots, after all? — well, I’d urge you to bear with me as we dive into the latest and *greatest* See Now, Buy Now entry covering some of the best men’s boot, period, and the best boots for winter, and just in the nick of time. That’s because the GREATS Dante Hiking Boots take every bit of the same DNA that makes GREATS men’s sneakers so, well, great, and amps it up to another level via a highly versatile, exceptionally rugged silhouette. Just when you might have thought you had your rotation of the best men’s winter boots all figured out, this pair enters the fray with the sort of quality you can only get from a brand that blends Portugese leather with sustainable practices. It’s the best of both worlds, seeing as the leather for the GREATS Dante Hiking Boots is tanned with 20 percent less water than traditional leather. You’re still getting a classic pair of brown leather boots, yet with far less waste.

SHOP: The GREATS Dante Hiking Boots

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The best details set these newly iconic hiking boots apart from the pack this season.

Call ’em the best leather hiking boots for men or call ’em your new favorite pair, but just know that they can pack a punch when it comes to dealing with inclement winter weather. A sidewall welt sits atop a durable and rugged sole, one that so happens to be made in part with recycled rubber for comfort and sustainability. The contrasting blue laces on this particular pair are a nice pop against drab winter weather, while the silhouette is fairly sleek and not overly clunky. In my view, that means you can team them with looks that include tailored wool trousers, a classic Oxford shirt and a cashmere cardigan.

Of course, you can rock the GREATS Dante Hiking Boots with dark selvedge denim and your favorite henley with ease, too. Again, think of these like a versatile pair of dress boots as much as a pair of snow-ready hiking boots, especially on snowy city streets and outdoor brewery beer gardens. It’s also rare to find a great pair of boots under $300, yet the GREATS Dante Hiking Boots clock in at $250. Score ’em right now, wear the heck out of ’em this season, and reap the rewards all the while.

SHOP: The GREATS Dante Hiking Boots