We’ve been quarantining at home for almost nine months now. While a few states have started to lift up on some restrictions, it’s still advisable to continue social distancing and keep social gatherings outdoors.
With temperatures finally cooling down, this fall is the perfect time to enjoy some classic fall activities. Even if you’re keeping it local, there are tons of things you can do to welcome the new season.
Why not treat yourself to a pair of versatile boots that easily transition from season to season and activity to activity. Outlined below are a few fall ideas and our top picks to get the most bang for your buck.
Hiking and Camping
Probably the very first thing people think of when they consider outdoor activities. Everyone’s into hiking and camping these days. If you’re not familiar with any trails, just take a quick look at your social media and you’ll probably run into a hiking post or ten.
As accessible as they are, it’s important to make sure you’ve got all the right gear to safely complete your hike. Even the easiest of hikes can require you to scale steep terrain or actually climb rocks and boulders. A pair of boots with adequate ankle support and traction across different terrain is a must.
And don’t forget that hiking isn’t a walk in the park. You’re exposed to the elements and it’s a good idea to protect yourself and keep dry with a waterproof boot. Our top pick for these kinds of outdoor adventures is the Ever Boots Ultra Dry. Apart from being completely waterproof, they’re light enough to wear all day and supportive enough to keep you going no matter the terrain.
Fall Day Trips
If you’re looking for a change of scenery without the full immersion into the great outdoors, take a drive out to your local winery, brewery, pumpkin patch, apple orchard, sunflower farm -- you get the idea. These day trips are a perfect way to enjoy the crisp fall air.
These day trips may be a ways away from the city, so be prepared for rural roads and gravel driveways. You’ll want to be prepared to do some walking, especially if you opt for the pumpkin patch or apple orchard. A pair of boots is perfect for the fall vibe. But even the most utilitarian of boots can look good and Instagram ready.
We’d recommend a moc toe boot like the Ever Boots Weldor for these photo-op outings. They’re well suited to keep you comfortable and supported whether you’re picnicking with a bottle of wine or picking your own apples from an orchard, and they’re a great combination of style and utility.
Everyday and Chores
Since you can’t go out every weekend, take them to the backyard for chores. You might have been able to get away with using an old pair of sneakers during the summer, but unless you want to be raking leaves with cold soggy feet, a dedicated pair of work boots is a much better option.
We’d recommend investing in a good all around work boot for everyday use. A classic boot like the Ever Boots Tank, will get you through almost any household chore with sufficient support and ample comfort even if you have a whole day of housework ahead of you.
The best part of all of these boots is that they’re completely versatile. You don’t have to be a construction worker or a carpenter to make good use of a pair of leather boots. If you don’t have much reason for them at home, you can always find one if you head to the outdoors.
Boots… for fall? Groundbreaking. But, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.