If you plan to trek down the Appalachian soon (people do that, right?), you have to make sure you're equipped with the right gear (like a stick for beating off hillbillies, JK!). Made specifically for campers and backpackers, hiking boots are great for the outdoors but are now appearing on slush-scattered asphalt. The standard hiking boot features a leather exterior and a breathable mesh for comfort, but brands like Native and Diemme have incorporated the rugged aesthetic and added nuanced soles. Scope our 8 Best Hiking Boots for Winter 2011 and beat whatever path you choose.