57 best black leather hiking boots

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    Keen Gypsum II Mid Waterproof  - Black
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    Columbia Terrebonne II Mid Outdry - Black Black Lux
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Wearing black leather hiking boots can bring you to the office and trails without people glaring at you. These over-the-ankle boots are slowly making their name in the fashion industry with numerous brands adapting their clunky, rugged and not-so-aesthetically-pleasing look. These characteristics, plus the rustic facade of some hiking boots, give a sense of authenticity that many find enticing.

Benefits of wearing black leather men's and women's hiking boots

Best black leather hiking boots

Best black leather hiking boots - May 2019

Ready for anything

With the timeless style of black leather hiking boots, you surely won’t go wrong even if you wear them in one of your client meetings. Their natural charm can add up to your overall looks inspiring confidence. Their rugged design will not stop you from going on that weekend hike or overnight trips with friends.

Supportive and stylish

These leather boots will give you the support you need whether you are doing a backcountry excursion or strolling in the city park, thanks to their mid-cut design. Pair them with nice, comfy trousers, and you are ready to go.

Remarkable brands that offer some of the best black leather hiking boots for men and women


Danner is one of the leading brands successful in combining vintage looks with modern materials and technology. One of their most notable black leather hiking boots is the Danner men’s and women’s Mountain 600. This sought-after style wears a full-grain leather (note that select colors use suede leather) lined with the brand-owned waterproof membrane. Its well-padded interior amplifies comfort. Its SPE midsole and Fuga outsole are both outsourced from Vibram which takes care of cushioning and grip, respectively.


Merrell products are known for their ability to handle the outdoors. A good testament to this is the mid-top waterproof version of the popular Merrell Moab FST 2. Vibrant colors for aesthetics highlight its black color design. The brand’s engineers crafted it with nubuck leather and mesh upper for straight-out-of-the-box comfort. A removable Kinetic Fit Base insole will cradle your foot for arch support and enhanced coziness. A Vibram outsole (with 5 mm deep lugs) anchors to the ground.


Building reliable sports gear since 1947, the passion of Salomon’s designers led them to develop products that will bring enjoyment to every outdoor lover. Their renowned all-black Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX is a high-cut boot for backpacking with a nubuck leather upper. Its trail protection is amplified by the mudguard, gusseted tongue, and toe caps. Its EnergyCell midsole attenuates shock from impacts, and the Contagrip TD outsole renders maximum grip.

The North Face

The people behind TNF products have an unwavering commitment to pushing the limits of design and innovation. The North Face Back-to-Berkeley Redux Leather is one of their black leather mid-top boots for winter hikes which earned popularity, thanks to its readiness for the unpredictable outdoors. Its full leather upper has a HydroSeal membrane for waterproofness and Primaloft Insulation Eco (100 g) for warmth. Its Winter Grip outsole uses IcePick lugs for optimal grip over icy and slick surfaces.


Lowa’s European-made products are recognized worldwide. They have been granted an ISO 9001 status for their high-quality construction and process standards. One of their longstanding boots, the Lowa Renegade GTX Mid, earned numerous accolades since 1997. This leather hiking boot now comes in a black colorway and offers comfort and versatility like no other. It carries the brand-owned DuraPU midsole, Monowrap frame, and a full-length stabilizer. These technologies provide a cushioned, stable and supportive ride. A Vibram Evo outsole complements this high-performance footwear.


Timberland’s Euro Hiker is among the favorites of consumers. This black leather hiking boot has an upper made of a combination of full-grain and Cordura nylon. This durable combo will protect you against the harsh outdoors. Your foot will rest on an EVA midsole for all-day comfort. A rubber outsole (34% recycled) is added for surface traction.


A brand born in 1975, Asolo earned a reputation in creating performance footwear. The Power Matic 200 GV in a black colorway uses a one-piece full-grain leather upper. A Gore-Tex laminate makes it weatherproof, and its padded interior enhances comfort. Varying densities of PU are placed underfoot to assist during push-offs and absorb shock from impacts. Its Vibram outsole, on the other hand, gives grip and stability.


For more than 80 years, Columbia has been creating footwear for people who love the outdoors. Their selection includes boots, apparel, and equipment, to name a few. A known black leather hiking boot from the brand is the Redmond Mid Waterproof for male and female adventurers. It grants surefootedness over rugged terrain and comfort in day-to-day adventures.

15 best black leather hiking boots

  1. Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX
  2. Danner Mountain 600
  3. Timberland Mt. Maddsen Mid Waterproof
  4. Merrell Zion Mid Waterproof
  5. Salomon Quest Prime GTX
  6. Timberland Euro Hiker
  7. Columbia Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof
  8. Oboz Bridger Mid BDry
  9. Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX
  10. Danner Mountain Light II
  11. Merrell Moab 2 Mid GTX
  12. Asolo Fugitive GTX
  13. Vasque St. Elias GTX
  14. Timberland White Ledge Mid Waterproof
  15. Merrell Thermo Chill Mid Shell Waterproof
Paul Ronto

Paul loves adventure. Over the past 20 years, he has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He’s summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races. He has worked in the outdoor industry as a whitewater and hunting guide, gear tester, copywriter, and outfitting specialist at places like The National Outdoor Leadership School, No Barriers USA, and Sierra Trading Post. He has been quoted in NYMag, NBCNews, and Business Insider to name a few.

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