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5 OF THE BEST MILITARY STYLE BOOTS FOR MEN
THE MOST ACCESSIBLE MILITANT FOOTWEAR STYLES AVAILABLE
There's no escaping military style in the current landscape of menswear. From desert sand tones to cargo pants and the use of camo patterns being common place right now, it is no surprise that a rise in the popularity of militant style footwear has also arisen. Menswear Style has broken down 5 of the most accessible styles available right now.
1. G.H Bass Ranger Moc II Lyndon Hi
The Ranger Moc II from G.H Bass has a somewhat Japanese vibe to it, despite their roots being firmly established in Maine, USA. In a style that nods towards high-end powerhouse Visvim, the Moc II are an instant everyday choice. Combining blue leather, with distinctive yet subtle enough white stitching (hand-stitched, I should add), these boots offer a super stylish twist with a stand out shark tooth rubber sole. Whether fashions on-going streetwear love affair is your vibe, or if you're a gentleman who likes a powerful boot to accompany crisp selvedge denim, you'll turn heads in these footwear champions.
2. Polo Ralph Lauren Sidney Leather Boots
It is no surprise that one of the most well-known and respected menswear brands in the world offers a boot style that could cater to almost any of its adoring fans, whilst maintaining the ability to slip into a more recent convert’s wardrobe without hesitation. Reminiscent of a boat shoe, with that added ankle support and addition of a slightly chunkier mid-sole, this boot ticks all the boxes, and the cubed leather laces, well they're just a stylistic bonus!
3. Clarks x Christopher Raeburn Bandar Hi
Known for his military inspiration, it was only a matter of time until Christopher Raeburn joined forces with fellow military style connoisseurs, Clarks, to produce some beautiful silhouettes. We were not let down in the form of the Bandar Hi. Channelling a jungle exploration theme, off-set with supple leather and woven fabrics, they offer a truly utilitarian feel. Whether you're a man in the street or feel more at home in a rougher terrain, these should cater to your needs.
4. Native Fitzsimmons Block
A favourite amongst the hipster mountain-men, come streetwear enthusiasts, so often dwelling in cities up and down the UK, Native Fitzsimmons provide something a little more out there than what most are used too when it comes to a day to day shoe. Sure these will keep you comfy and your feet dry on a daily basis, however these shoes really come into their own when put to the test. Neoprene sock liners, shock resistant and odour resistant technology, mean these boots will take you from street level to the top of a mountain - no questions asked!
5. Timberland Newmarket Hiker Boot
If the Fitzsimmons were too out there for your liking, the Newmarket Hiker boot from Timberland should settle your nerves. A brand that is as familiar with 40-something Dads, as it is with New York rappers, this low profile suede boot is as accessible as they come for today's gent. Utilising an eco-friendly lining made from recycled plastic bottles, this humble boot could ease its way into your daily rotation before you know it. The use of a flat trainer style lace, over a rounded boot lace, keeps them casual, and with orthopaedic footbeds, few can argue these would make a great addition to any guy’s wardrobe.