I’ll Be Taking a Cue From Blake Lively and Wearing My Hiking Boots Off the Trail, Too
There are so many Blake Lively-moments burned into our minds that we love to relive on a regular basis. The Gossip Girl actress—who was just announced to star in the movie version of Colleen Hoover's beloved novel, It Ends With Us—is a wellspring of style inspiration. Like when she showed up to last year's Met Gala in the most epic, jaw-dropping color-changing dress and wow'd us with two looks in one? Or when she showed up to the premier of The Adam Project wearing the black tie-version of cotton candy, proving rainbow doesn't have to be totally tacky? Yeah. We think about those a lot...
But our favorite looks are the more relatable ones, specifically when she leaned into the "recleisure" trend and wore hiking boots off the trail. In October 2021, Lively was seen strolling through the streets of New York in a pair of Chanel hiking boots that proved gorpcore was back. Paired with a simple white henley top and pinstripe pants, she looked casual and totally cool, convincing us for the past year and a half to take our hiking boots off the trail, too.
While we didn't rush out to buy the exact style Lively wore (they're expensive, to say the least), we did find similar shoes that came close to the star's designer boots. And while more affordable, they're just as durable and stylish as the ones she's has had us drooling over all these years.
We're eagerly awaiting Lively's next big style moment to drool over, but we mean it when we say her hiking boots have stuck with us. Below, are seven hiking boots to rock this winter like Lively, whether or not you're actually hiking.
7 other hiking boots to lace up like Blake, on or off the trail
Available sizes: 5.5-15, in half sizes.
Steal Lively’s look for less than $50 with these burgundy boots from Amazon. They have more than 8,000 5-star reviews, all thanks so their warmth and anti-slip design. If red isn’t your color, there’s 35 other options to choose from, so you can find exactly what you’re looking for.
Available sizes: 5-12 in half sizes, in medium and wide widths.
You can never go wrong with a pair of Merrells. The brand is a trusted source for all-things outdoors, so you know they’ll hold up on the streets as well as they do on the trail.
Available sizes: 5-11, in half sizes.
Sunflower yellow hiking shoes? Yes please. These Hokas are a sneaker-boot hybrid, expertly designed to handle tough conditions without the bulk and weight of a traditional hiking boot.
Available sizes: 5-12, in half sizes.
Sorel’s sneaker-boot hybrid is made for all day comfort. There’s a plush EVA underfoot that feels like a cloud, while the waterproof exterior keeps rain and snow where it belongs: out of your boots.
Available sizes: 5-11, in half sizes.
Another hybrid boot-sneaker that you can rock on or off the trails. Key features include a rocker midsole that propels you forward with every step, plus a super grippy outsole that provides serious stick to every surface.
Available sizes: 6-10, in half sizes.
Swap the all-over red coloring for Danner’s signature red laces, the tell-tale sign of a high-quality boot. Unlike the brand’s more trail-focused styles, these are made for urban explorers, designed with street-friendly details that make sure you stay comfortable and supported on your commutes, coffee runs, and more.
Available sizes: 5.5-11, in half sizes and two widths.
These Lowa boots also sport pretty burgundy detailing, adding a pop of color to an otherwise neutral look. Pretty as they are, they’re also supremely durable, crafted to withstand rain, snow, and mud without sacrificing style. Lowa boots also come in wide widths, so if you need some extra room in your shoe, these are a solid bet.
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