Flip-flops, sneakers and boat shoes aren’t the only types of footwear to break out when it’s warm outside and you don’t want your feet to sweat. Despite what some may believe, you can wear boots, too. There are actually plenty of breathable, lightweight options on the market that are well-suited to take on higher temperatures. To help you find the right pair for your needs, we did some research and rounded up a few of the best warm-weather boots for men. Our list features styles for different occasions, so whether you’re looking for something to hit the trails in or a pair of casual everyday boots to take with you from the office to dinner, we’ve got you covered.
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1. Timberland White Ledge Ankle Boot
This Timberland hiking boot has a waterproof leather upper with seam-sealed construction, an adjustable lacing system and a removable dual-density EVA footbed.
Pros: These are available in wide-width size options. A fully gusseted tongue prevents dirt, pebbles and sand from entering your boots. A padded collar and cushioned EVA midsole enhance comfort. Rubber outsoles with multidirectional lugs offer top-notch traction.
2. Clarks Bushacre 2 Chukka Boot
This chukka style has a classic rounded toe and a secure lace-up closure with a soft synthetic lining and a foam-cushioned footbed.
Pros: These also come in wide-width sizes. They’re offered in a bevy of colorways and various finishes from leather to suede.
Cons: They tend to run large.
3. Free Soldier Tactical Boots
This tactical boot has a suede leather upper with 1000D Cordura fabric, which is durable and scratch-resistant.
Pros: All-terrain outsoles with a geometrical pattern design deliver optimal grip. The interior features a moisture-wicking lining and lycra cloth that’s flexible, comfortable and wear-resistant. They weigh less than 2 pounds each.
Cons: It’s very durable and highly functional, but some may prefer more cushioning.