One of the best things about fall weather is that you can break out your not-so-bulky boots to enjoy the best of what the season has to offer – hiking, alpine climbing or a casual walk about town. Whether you are interested in style or technical footwear, here are five boots to wear with the Autumn leaf color.

Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator 

Just as comfortable as the original Moab, the Moab 2 Ventilator gets an upgrade in the footbed with added cushioning to the heel, a more tailored fit with a higher arch, and Vibram traction. A new suede material encases the upper for durability and is waterproof. Experience out-of-the-box comfort in this ventilated hiker. You won’t doubt why Moab stands for Mother-Of-All-Boots™.

Keen Targhee II 

Hike happy with a trail-tested favorite from Keen in the Targhee II. Featuring Keen.Dry proprietary waterproof, breathable membrane, a luggy outsole for added traction and a metatomical footbed design, this hiking shoe is ready for your next off-road adventure.

Salomon X Ultra 2 GTX

For your next aggressive hiking excursion, there is the Salomon X Ultra 2 GTX. The stiffer outsole with aggressive lugs is excellent for most any surface, wet or dry, and with a Quicklace system and softer outsole, it beats out most of the competition. For  more ankle support, try the Salomon X Ultra Mid 2 GTX. 

Vasque Breeze III

“The next level in trail comfort and performance, the Breeze III GTX represents an evolution of our best-selling boot, ratcheting up technology for the perfect trail experience.” – Vasque

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Oboz Sawtooth Low

You won’t be disappointed with the all-round outdoor Oboz Sawtooth Low suitable for hiking, scrambling or trekking. The moisture-wicking top layer on the insole and the fabric sections of the upper improve the shoe’s breathability. Nubuck leather struts on the upper keep your feet locked into place. The deep tread offers great traction while also shedding mud easily. The outsole rubber has been placed strategically so it’s only featured where its needed, which helps keep the weight of the shoes down. The sidewall lugs grip when you’re walking across off-camber trails.

Photos courtesy Merrell, Keen, Saloman, Vasque and Oboz.  Video courtesy Vasque.