The antithesis of stiletto culture: Hiking boot chic

Fashion » The antithesis of stiletto culture: Hiking boot chic

The antithesis of stiletto culture: Hiking boot chic

Since we’re always trekking between shows, appointments and shoots, it was a pleasant surprise to see fashion’s take on the traditional hiking boot translated for the runway. This season, a number of designers embraced the idea of New York as a walking city. Here, a handful of our favorites for pounding the Fall pavement.

Tommy-Hilfiger-FALL-RTW-2010-DETAIL-027_runway.jpgTommy Hilfiger’s cheeky take on the classic LL Bean boot

Rag-Bone-FALL-RTW-2010-DETAIL-042_runway.jpgRag & Bone’s polished yet sturdy variation

D-Lam-00190m.jpgDerek Lam’s platform bootie, ready for urban wear and tear

Thakoon 00430m.jpgThakoon’s fur-trimmed version

blog_hiking_tory.jpgHigh-performance green laces on Tory Burch’s boots

blog_hiking_reedk.jpgReed Krakoff’s pair laces up high for extra comfort

– Beitressa Mandelbaum and Sheena Smith