While sandals and other open-toe shoes undeniably serve their purpose at the beach or on vacation, they aren’t always the best option for all occasions. Boots featuring lightweight construction are simply more pragmatic during a rainstorm or for chilly, air-conditioned days at the office. And if you’re going on a hiking adventure, you probably don’t want your toes exposed. So, to help you find the perfect pair, we did some research and rounded up a few of our favorite warm-weather boots on the market. Each style we chose is made from breathable, quick-drying leather so your feet are less likely to get overheated and sticky, no matter what you’re doing.
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1. Frye Wyatt Western Boots
These boots have a distressed leather upper, rounded toes, decorative hardware at the ankle and a stacked heel.
Pros: They come in black, brown and tan. A soft leather lining and footbed provide comfort.
Cons: Some may find the heel cup slightly stiff.
2. Columbia Newton Ridge Plus Hiking Boot
The Columbia hikers feature a breathable mesh textile and leather upper and waterproof seam-sealed construction.
Pros: A lightweight Techlite midsole delivers long-lasting comfort, superior cushioning and high energy return. Omni-Grip non-marking traction rubber outsoles ensure solid footing on many surfaces.
Cons: They may run a tad big.
3. Lucky Brand Basel Ankle Bootie
The Basel ankle bootie has a perforated leather upper that allows for optimal ventilation.
Pros: Dual side zippers make them easy to get on and off while padded insoles enhance comfort. These are also available in two colorways.
Cons: These run a bit small.