What does winter mean to you? Blue skies and snow-dusted roofs, the joy of Christmas preparation and cosy evenings indoors? That may all be true, but a more realistic assessment of the season (and one that your trainers might make) goes something like this: unpredictable terrain, a lot of rain, muddy melted snow, the list goes on. It’s a truly treacherous time for a pair of men’s trainers that have been designed for lightweight breathability – be sure to check out our ultimate guide to men's trainers. Canvas and knitted uppers don’t hold up well to the elements, so it’s time to reassess your footwear selection. Men’s boots are the answer. There’s really no reason to be worrying about whether it may or may not rain, just leave the house wearing stylish men’s winter boots and your day can run exactly as you’d like.
Don’t panic, we haven’t lost our minds. In general, we’d recommend never wearing hiking boots unless you’re hiking. That said, in general, hiking boots don’t look like Grenson’s Snuff Suede Brady Boots. This statement hiking boot is chunky but lightweight. Made to Grenson’s exacting standards, Brady will hold up to anything that winter throws at it, relishing the chance to compete against the elements. The snuff burnished suede upper gives the style a vintage feel and works well with a range of outfits. You can style these casual boots for men with raw denim for a rugged look. Opt for cargo trousers for a fully functional take on men’s winter style. Check out our Grenson size guide while you're at it.
Sons of London The Fourth Son is as classic as men’s suede Chelsea boots come. These slip-on men’s winter boots feature a full leather lining and sole. The style is more suited to city wear than walks in the country owing to the leather sole which won’t hold up against extreme terrain. When it comes to city wear, though, the streamlined silhouette and comfortable injected rubber grip of the sole are ideal. Comfort and style in equal measure, the suede uppers are treated to offer water-resistant properties. Could they be the most stylish men’s waterproof boots this season?
You may know ETQ Amsterdam for its eclectic offering of men’s premium sneakers. Luckily for us all, the Dutch label has made a foray into more formal men’s boots this season. CB 01 is the brand’s first attempt at the style but is already one of the best men’s Chelsea boots available right now. The style makes use of premium Italian suede and comes with a calfskin lining for comfort. The slim upper stands on a double-stitched, natural crepe outsole. Style this pair of men’s winter boots with jeans or experiment with more formal looks. A pair of tailored trousers will fall nicely over the ankle of the CB 01.
What do you get when you cross a premium men's sneaker with a functional winter boot? Filling Pieces Andes Evora Classic Boots. Filling Pieces' iconic low-top men's trainer has been turned into a fully fledged black winter boot. Still exhibiting the streamlined uppers that we’d associate with a sneaker, this pair of winter boots has been extended to cover the whole ankle. Other alterations include stainless steel lace hooks around the ankle collar and an ergonomically panelled upper. The textured nubuck uppers are embossed with a subtle full-grain pattern.
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