Back in the ’90s, these rugged kicks went urban thanks to the hip-hop community. These days, it’s the activities that they were originally designed for – trekking, climbing, anything adventurous – that have become an “It” urban pursuit. The hiking-inspired renditions from fashion houses this Pre-fall might not equip you for that trip up Mount Kinabalu, but they’ll make you look like you are as you go about your everyday business. (PS. They also look really cool with pretty dresses.)

Left: Leather boots, Timberland. Cotton T-shirt, $410, and tulle skirt, $2,095, Burberry. Nylon socks, Prada. Right: Leather boots, Bally. Tweed jacket and matching skirt, Chanel.
Left: Suede, leather and canvas boots, nylon jacket, and silk twill dress. Right: Suede, leather and canvas boots, and nylon jacket. All Gucci. Prices unavailable unless stated.

Photography Vee Chin, assisted by Sherman See-Tho Styling Imran Jalal, assisted by Christabel Teo Model Anne Claire/Ave

This story first appeared in Female’s April 2018 issue. 

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