"Modern" is not usually a word you'd use to describe hiking boot designs, which tend to lean towards heritage-inspired aesthetics with a function-over-fashion approach. But L.A. designer John Elliott shook things up in a big way with the Speed Lace Up Boot, which is back for 2022 in an all-new Mocha style.
An antithesis to REI staples, the boot delivers a minimalistic design language with suede layering and transparent elements. It also features an innovative lacing system (just pull the tabs and go) with neoprene detailing for comfort and an outdoor hiking sole for healthy grip on all surfaces.
Made in Italy, head right here to get a pair in the rotation.