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The 10 Best Hiking Sneakers Offering Next-Level Durability and Style for Men


Maybe you own some of the most stylish work boots and sneakers, but did you know there are men’s shoes that blend comfort and style? Enter the hiking sneakers, a spring wardrobe staple.They mirror the durability of conventional hiking boots while providing you the next-level looks of your favorite sneaks.

These sneakers offer not only style but also versatility when worn with jeans, chinos, or trail pants. After scaling mountains and traversing muddy trails, we’ve scored some of the best hiking sneakers for men for spring 2021, guaranteed to offer you comfort and style in the mysterious outdoors.

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Cole Haan x Hasan Minhaj 4.ZeroGrand Hiker Boots

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The stylish comedian partnered with the experts in comfortable hybrid footwear to produce a super-sharp, ultra-modern take that blends a high-top sneaker and a classic hiking boot into one excellent package.

Clarks Braxin High Beeswax Boots

Clarks Braxin High Boots

The makers of those tried-and-true desert boots you love so much are back at it with a highly modern yet still heritage-minded take on hiking sneakers (or are they boots?). This stylish pair features a padded collar and speed hook eyelets to achieve a hiker-inspired design, completing the look with a leather upper for added sophistication and durability. The boots also come with a removable Ortholite moisture-wicking footbed to prevent dampness during your hike.

Timberland Bradstreet Leather Chukka Sneaker Boots

Timberland Bradstreet Leather Chukka Boots

Chuck away your old pair of chukka boots and replace them with the lace-up Timberland Bradstreet Chukka Sneaker Boots. Crafted with full-grain leather, the pair boasts flexible SensorFlex technology and a comfy Ortholite footbed for a smooth, all-day hike in the mountains. Functions aside, the leather upper and the brand’s signature stitching add a clean, classy finish to the boots. Choose this durable yet sustainable pair of chukka sneaker-boots if you want to up your style game in the great outdoors.

Merrell Alpine Mid Waterproof Sneaker Boots

Merrell Alpine Mid Waterproof Sneaker Boots

Merrell is well-known for its durable and dependable hiking boots, but what would you say if we told you the brand translated that same approach into a reliable, tough hiking sneaker? Not bad at all, right?

Camper Brutus Sneaker Boots

CAMPER Brutus Sneaker Boots

These hard-wearing sneaker boots from Camper — a family-owned brand in Mallorca, Spain — blend the easygoing wearability of a sneaker with the tactical function of combat boots, making them ideal for wearing out on the trail and around town.

Helly Hansen Stockholm II Boots

Helly Hansen Stockholm II Waterproof Boots

Leave it to the same folks who get you ready for the slopes to get you ready for cruising around both the trail and the town in sleek, sharp style. Just add black jeans and a black bomber jacket to complete the monochromatic look.

Hoka One One Tennine Gore-Tex Hiking Boots

HOKA One One Tennine GTX Boots

Hoka One One’s retro-inspired pair is the product of “technical function meets bright and bold.” It features Gore-Tex leaf laminate seals to fight off water, which comes in handy when you’re hiking during rainy days. The EVA midsole guarantees all-day support and function to hikers, keeping them on the trail for much longer.

Vans Sk-8 Hi Del Pato MTE Shoes

VANS Sk-8 Hi Del Pato MTE

Your average canvas sneakers will not last in the rugged mountains. But the SK-8 Hi Del Pato MTE shoes will make your climb to the summit more bearable for your feet. The pair is equipped with rugged outsoles for maximum traction when navigating around muddy areas and slippery surfaces. The shoes are easy to take off, as they come with heel tabs and padded collars, making it easier for you to give your feet a much-needed break from hiking.

Sperry Striper II Storm Waterproof Sneaker Boots

Sperry Striper II Storm Boots

Sperry’s dependable boat shoes speak for themselves, and now you’ve got a reliable pair of all-season hiking sneakers to wear on the trail or around town alongside your favorite blue jeans and shirt.

Forsake Davos High Sneakerboots

Forsake Davos Hi Sneakerboots

Forsake’s Davos High Sneakerboots are a fan favorite for the comfortable footbed and the peak-to-pavement outsole, and we think you’ll certainly enjoy wearing ’em with everything from hiking gear and a pullover to gray denim and a thermal henley (on the trail or off).

Beau Hayhoe
Beau Hayhoe is a freelance men's style writer, consultant and PR pro based in Brooklyn. Beau's menswear and gear writing has…
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