We don’t usually associate Nike with heavy-duty boots. More so lightweight runners with innovative technologies hidden within the sole units. The fact is, though, that Nike boots match up to most boots-only brands, and, in fact, actually pip them at the style hurdle often. It’s yet more proof that the Swoosh can do it all without breaking a sweat. From familiar favorites in boot form, like the Nike Air Force One to specialist Nike boots silhouettes like the rugged Nike Rhyodomo, Nike boots are a criminally underrated category.
As we move into the colder months and the conditions become less than ideal, having a pair of hard-wearing boots is a godsend, and if the boots look good then you’ve ticked all boxes. The right pair will also make for the perfect seasonal gift this Christmas and you can be sure they'll arrive in time as long as you order by December 12th. A solid pair of Nike boots should see you or your loved one through several years' worth of winters, allowing you to hit unfavorable terrain with no worries. And, with a bit of ingenuity, you’ll be able to style your Nike boots throughout the year, too.
Shop our favorite Nike boots below.
Nike Air Force 1 Boot
Air Force 1 Boot $160 NIKE BUY AT NIKE
The Air Force One is an undisputed classic which makes it the perfect starting point for a few spec changes. Enlarged lugs to the outsole promise increased traction while details like a removable ankle strap offer comfort and support.
Xarr $150 NIKE BUY AT NIKE
Part punk, part hiker, the Nike Xarr is one of the more recognizable styles of Nike boots. An engineered tongue cover offers a new look at lacing while a layered rubber sole unit brings protection against the elements as well as an unorthodox aesthetic.
Nike SFB Field 2 8" Realtree® GORE-TEX Outdoor Boot
SFB Field 2 8" Realtree® GORE-TEX Outdoor Boot $200 NIKE BUY AT NIKE
Realtree camo forms the basis to the natural-tone uppers of the SFB Field 8" Boot. In our selection, this pair is for the people who want serious outdoor vibes.
Nike Path Winter Shoe
Path Winter Shoe $90 NIKE BUY AT NIKE
Taking on a similar silhouette to the Air Force 1, the Nike Path Winter Shoe is ideal for those looking for a winter number to slide seamlessly into their lifestyle rotation. A gum sole coupled with burgundy uppers makes for easy everyday styling.
Nike SFB Field 2 8" GORE-TEX Tactical Boot
SFB Field 2 8" GORE-TEX Tactical Boot $190 NIKE BUY AT NIKE
A combination of waterproof fabric and leather form the uppers of the Nike SFB Field 2 8” GORE-TEX boot which is up there with Nike’s highest-performing boots. From the rock-shielded outsole to the high collar and GORE-TEX uppers, this boot is made for more.
Nike Rhyodomo GORE-TEX
Rhyodomo GORE-TEX $170 NIKE BUY AT NIKE
We all know and love GORE-TEX, so when Nike fits out a forest-green hiking boot with the stuff, we’re instantly on board. Breathable and fully waterproof, this pair of Rhyodomo boots combines retro style in the form of a gum sole with high-level effectiveness.
Nike Manoa Leather SE
Manoa Leather SE $100 NIKE BUY AT NIKE
A retro color palette typifies the Nike Manoa Leather Boot. Hits of pink and yellow to the swoosh and heel tab jump out from the black & grey upper.
Nike SFB Gen 2 8" Tactical Boot
SFB Gen 2 8" Tactical Boot $165 NIKE BUY AT NIKE
Military style has long been a foundational influence on contemporary style, but while most of what we see is inspired by history, the Nike SFB Gen 2 8" Tactical Boot brings things right up to date with a sandy palette and technical canvas.
Rhyodomo $130 NIKE BUY AT NIKE
The Rhyodomo is one of the more rugged boots in today’s roundup, but with grey leather uppers, the boot takes on a new life. The lighter upper gives Rhyodomo more of a style focus and it’s got us planning futuristic hiking fits already.
Nike Air Force 1 GTX Boot Boot
Air Force 1 GTX Boot Boot $180 NIKE BUY AT NIKE
You might think that boots are exempt from the fierce color palette debate. They are not. And, for what it’s worth, this dark green & white palette is doing it for us — equal parts outdoorsy and clean retro, this GORE-TEX Air Force One gets full marks from us.