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Whether you’re exploring uncharted wilderness in Sweden or conquering canal paths in Marple, you’re not going to want to be without a good pair of boots this winter.

With that in mind, we’ve pulled out a few choice sturdy stompers that should see you through the remaining baltic months with ease.

Astorflex Greenflex Boots

First up, we’ve got these Greenflex Boots from Astorflex.

Merging the potent powers of both suede and crepe, these manage to be both robust and smart, and are a real solid option for those searching for something a bit classier than a full-blown outdoor boot.

Sure, they might not be as tough as some of the other stompers on this list, but when it comes to the art of high street hiking, these really can’t be beat.

Fracap Otto Boots

Speaking of city-friendly boots, how about these Fracap Otto Boots?

The cowhide leather upper should protect your the sanctity of your socks from the foul depths pavement gunk, and thanks to those nifty Vibram soles, they’re dead manoeuvrable too.

Perfect for dodging prams, pigeons and trams.

Red Wing 6 Inch Moc Toe Boots

No self-respecting list of sturdy footwear would be complete without the time-honoured Red Wing boot.

They’ve earned kudos from everyone from Midwestern lumberjacks to hard-as-nails biker types, solidifying their reputation as the quintessential work-boots.

And on top of that, they’re built to last too. Just imagine stomping through the park in these on your 90th birthday, striking fear deep into the hearts of small critters across the land. Beautiful.

Sebago Ranger Mid Suede

The Sebago Rander Mid Suede are a Paninaro-approved combination of a boat shoe and a walking boot.

Thanks to that raised ankle cuff bit and those stout lug soles, they’re bang-on for arduous jaunts in the great outdoors as well as rubbing elbows with the upper crust on yachts, catamarans and country clubs.

adidas Jake Boot 2.0

Finally, we’ve got a prime example of the overlooked and underappreciated trail trainer/boot hybrid – the Jake Boot 2.0 from adidas.

Water-resistant suede fabric… dangerously-comfortable padded lining… massive lug outsoles… tasty green laces… these are bang-on for when the dirt path meets the pavement.

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