Footwear Etiquette: The Hiking Boot

by Joshua Kissi SOURCE Street Etiquette

Joshua Kissi : There is something intriguing about hiking boots, maybe the sense of adventure and discovery. [who knows..] I highly doubt I will be trekking across challenging terrains, other than slippery NYC subway platforms and a bit of snow – it’s great to have footwear that is pretty much ready for any terrain.

JK: Since there are already slip remarks of snow so early in the season,[fun times!] see this as the preliminary step to the upcoming brutal winter season.

Speaking as a NY native I think we saw our fair share of boots throughout the years from brands like  Timberland, Vasque, Goretex to ASolo that people gravitated towards for the fall/winter seasons. I could honestly attest to purchasing boots primarily based on the look/design of them, and advanced functionality would take a prolonged backseat during this whole thought process.Ok, let me rephrase my thoughts a bit – Size 11 US boots doesn’t exactly look the most flattering especially considering small leg openings on trousers/pants.  I would come across many hiking boots from the usual suspects of companies, but once tried on had a second thought, it really depends on personal preference.

Now after some years with a bit of more grounded knowledge I’m not solely looking at the design, but the arch support, durability, traction of soles and overall warmth. I can’t tell any fables here the Danners were a good fit for me balancing functionality/design. [Ready for the season]

Listening to  [The Souljazz Orchestra - Awakening] 

Here’s another musical insertion from the Canadian band Souljazz Orchestra truly a favorite of mine with mixtures of  Jazz, Latin, Afro beat and everything in between. The title of the song speaks for itself “Awakening” a progressional music journey with expanded trumpets through out. [It just sounds like the fall season to me]

Location : Central Park, NYC

* J.Crew Leather jacket
* Club Monaco shearling sweater
* Tanner Goods x Danner boots
* Billy Kirk NO.166 Large Carryall