Demanding winter conditions require you to break out the big guns, like hybrid boots that expertly toe the line between comfort, traction and sneakerhead-worthy style. Leave it to Brooklyn’s trend-setting GREATS to find the perfect fusion with the new GREATS Park Hiker.
The buzzworthy footwear brand was first known for highly affordable canvas and leather sneakers made with premium materials, available with just a few clicks online about a decade ago, and plenty of brands have since followed suit.
Now, they’re on a quest to take over your entire rotation with preppy loafers, cozy slippers, those timeless sneakers and of course, winter-ready sneaker boots.
Available in a rich tan Cuoio or the sleek black Nero option, consider them hiking boots made for the sneaker lover, built with an extra-cushioned footbed atop what the brand calls a “sneaker-inspired sole.”
The hiking boot inspiration extends through the upper, from the vibrant contrasting yellow laces (found on the Cuoio pair) to the boot-style speed hook lacing for a snug fit and easy access.
Nylon laces should also prove durable and lightweight, like the finest retro hikers on the market (although we’d wager these are a touch lighter and easier to wear).
The GREATS Park Hikers also boast a handsome padded heel collar and tongue for added comfort (suede adorns the tan pair, while a pebbled collar stands out nicely on the black version).
They’re made in Portugal and also boast a leather interior liner, while the leather used throughout these rugged, sporty boots comes from an LWG-rated tannery.
As GREATS tells it, these accessibly priced hikers (available online for a steal at $250), represent “the best of both worlds to style for the streets and even pairs perfectly to take on your next hike or ski trip this winter.”
Save some room in your suitcase and your closet for your next essential pair of winter boots, and you won’t be caught out in the cold when frigid weather strikes.