Fall is an interesting time for footwear. As summer’s heat fades into brisk autumn winds (and, depending on where you live, the occasional frost or snow flurry) sometimes your everyday sneakers just don’t cut it. With a variety of conditions cropping up no matter where you call home, fall is the best time to start plotting what boots you’ll be wearing for the next few months.But shifting to boots doesn’t mean opting for clunky footwear. Naturally, you need something that can hold its weight when it comes to the elements, but you’re someone who appreciates a little ‘form’ with the ‘function.’ Fear not. With everything from work boots to modern-day sneakerboots, there’s an abundance of footwear that can fit the bill. However, there’s no reason to feel overwhelmed, thanks to our partner Finish Line, the best boots are curated and ready to roll.
From Nike to Timberland, we’ve stacked up the best and boldest boots available this season. Accept nothing less than steadfast style with the demanding durability you deserve.It may be inspired by the Air Maxs you’ve been rocking all summer, but this sneaker is ready for more than just sun-soaked sidewalks. Taking cues from the classic Air Max 95 design and fusing it with toasty technology, this iteration begins with an inner bootie of heat-reflective neoprene to keep wearers’ feet warm and dry in a variety of conditions. A textured rubber sole keeps traction locked down, and the waterproof leather toe and water-resistant upper keeps your toes dry. With it’s streamlined sneaker-inspired shape, visible air sole units around the sole, and its monochromatic palette, this Air Max 95 is basically a guaranteed sartorial win.
Timberland is not one to mess around when it comes to heavy-duty footwear, and while you’re probably familiar with its signature 6-inch model, there’s still plenty to love on the brand’s extended roster.Case in point, the Timberland Field Boot: the premium leather and supple nubuck you expect from a pair of Timbs, tweaked with a mid-top silhouette and extra-durable details.. A rugged lug sole serves as the base, but your foot will be cradled all day in the boot’s cushioned inner midsole. Finished off with branding on the upper and metal eyelets, there’s plenty of small touches on this boot to make it a real standout. Wrapped up with traditional Timberland boot laces, these still keep that traditional look even down to the details.