It’s boot season – time to lace up in a sturdy pair that will withstand anything you throw at them. We’ve had a look at the best brogue boots if you’re looking for something a bit more dressy or for work, and now it’s time to check out some of the best rugged boots for men…
Probably one of the most recognisable men’s boots on the planet, Timberland 6″ Premium Icon Boots feature a seam-sealed waterproof construction, full-grain and nubuck leather upper for durability and abrasion resistance, and have a seven eye, lace-up fastening at the front.
Although the Grenson Fred C is a brogue style boot, it features a commando sole which makes it more rugged than other brogue boots. Grenson are one of Britain’s most distinguished shoemakers and this heavy duty style is built to last.
Original Chippewa – 6″ Service Boot | $282 | Buy: Huckberry
A sleek, modern style, the Original Chippewa 6″ Service Boot features premium components such Vibram outsoles, full leather welts and comfort insert insoles.
End X Tricker’s – Stow Brogue Boot | $678 | Buy: End Clothing
These boots look like they’ve taken a few beatings straight out of the box – and they won’t disappoint. Featuring waxed leather uppers, classic punched brogue detailing and metal eyelets, the End X Tricker’s Stow Brogues are hard-wearing boots.
Dr Martens – 1460 8 Eye Boots | $219 | Buy: The Iconic
The Dr. Martens 1460 8 Eye Boots are a classic style that feature smooth and durable leather uppers, a pull-tab at the back, eight eyelet lace-up front and traditional Goodyear-welted construction.
Oak Street Bootmakers – Vibram Cap-Toe Trench Boot | $546 | Buy: Oak Street
Built specifically for both comfort and durability, the Vibram Trench Boots by Oak Street Bootmakers feature true Goodyear welt construction, vibram soles, calfskin vamp lining and are handcrafted in the USA.
A hiking boot design with rugged appeal, Fracap boots are handmade in Italy and until recently produced solely for the Japanese market.
Red Wing – 8173 Heritage Work 6″ Moc Toe Boot | $391 | Buy: End Clothing
Red Wing could quite well be the kings of this category. Their range includes a vast selection of boots that would feel at home in this list. We’re particularly fond of styles such as the original 875 Moc Toe and Beckman Round Toe, and here we’ve opted for the Moc Toe design in a lighter leather to mix things up.