If You're Scared of the Controversial Gorpcore Trend, Try These Shoes Instead

I recently learned that the gorpcore crowd gets its name from a hiker's favorite food: “good ol' raisins and peanuts.” I had been wondering for the longest time what this trending “core” aesthetic’s name even meant, but it’s clear that hiking and all things outdoorsy are at the forefront. The aesthetic is mainly known for being utilitarian and functional with pieces like cargo pants, fleece jackets, and technical outerwear at the forefront. It's effortless and rugged, so if that's you, go all in. Think camping chic.

For those of us who are all about the glamour, um, most definitely, me. The idea of walking around in Nike, North Face, and Patagonia might be an immediate no, but hear me out. Celebrities are 100% already wearing it and making it look so glamorous, even Ms. Bella Hadid. So I’ve decided it’s worth giving a try, but there’s really only one aspect of the trend that has my attention, and that would be hiking boots. 


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Hiking boots are a great way to give a nod to the trending aesthetic while still staying true to yourself if you like getting a bit more dressed up. Pairing them with leather as pictured above on Hadid is a great place to start. 


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But if you're looking to make a more casual look feel dressed up, give this Zoë Kravitz look a try. The all-black comfort first 'fit is taken to the next level with the addition of a good pair of hiking boots.

Oh, you want to know where I got the boots that I'm wearing in the photo above? They're on sale.

These are the most stylish hiking boots I've ever seen.

I feel like Bella Hadid probably already owns these.

A Ganni purchase has never failed me.

These are the definition of cool.

This color combination has officially caught my attention.

These remind me of Timberlands in the best way.

I'd pair this with an orange puffer coat to make a statement.

You can't go wrong with black.

Are they sneakers? Are they hiking boots? I'll take both.

The idea of having them in cream has me so excited.

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If you prefer sneakers to boots, this one is for you.

If you want the gorpcore look, it'll require a North Face jacket.

Sweatpants don't need to be boring.

The fact that these can be shorts and pants and capris at once. Heavenly.

Anything Carhartt goes in the cart.

Zara never ceases to surprise me.

I get so many compliments when I wear these.

Why not borrow from the men's department?