Shop the Trend: Moto vs Hiking Boot

A stomp worthy moto boot is a strong go-to for many of us throughout the year. Except this Fall, not only are they receiving a high-design aspect to them (intricate embroidery via Etro, leopard detail from Francesco Russo and reconfigured structure a la Balenciaga) but there’s also another option to purchase similar to this classic silhouette that’s getting a serious makeover this season as well. Enter, the hiking boot. While this silhouette typically puts function over fashion, designers are giving it its very own couture moment thanks to brands like Burberry, Tod’s and Mr&Mrs Italy who are utilizing exotic skins, a pointed toe finish and stacked heels that give you both traction and legs for days. Shop our favorites of this wardrobe staple in the slideshow above!

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Jillian Magenheim is the Editorial Director and Director of Partnerships for She is also a digital media consultant for various fashion and beauty brands. You can follow her thoughts on Twitter @Magenhaz and on Instagram @jillianrose_m