Posted May 11, 2018

How To Wear Boots
in the Summer

By: @thelifeofjessicaa

California has amazingly varied terrain and climates. You can be at the beach in foggy 60-degree weather and then drive two hours inland to find yourself in 95-degree desert sunshine and dust. If you head into the mountains, you could be in a snowy, winter wonderland. Most people who live here, myself included, love taking advantage of these diverse landscapes and being active outdoors – whether it be hiking, running, or exploring at the beach. I’ve struggled with finding the right shoes to wear on these outings, and have almost gotten hurt by picking the wrong ones. I’ve hiked in sandals for photoshoots, and let me tell you, it’s not pretty or safe sliding down those steep slopes!

Timberland’s Nellie Waterproof Chukka boots are PERFECT for hiking. To be completely honest, I never used to be a fan of boots - I prefer to wear flip-flops all year. But the mountains in Hawaii and California are NOT the easiest terrain. Even wearing brand-new running sneakers, I was slipping and sliding down rocks while hiking, which is definitely not safe. When Timberland contacted me about collaborating, I was so stoked! I wanted to try out a real pair of boots in some rocks and dust to see how different hiking would be - and guess what? This girl didn’t slip or slide AND I got plenty of compliments. 

The Paxton Hill Ankle Boots are perfect for any outing. They’re super cute, soft, and comfy. I paired these with some high-waisted shorts and a crop top since it’s been pretty warm in LA this month. Even though these boots weren’t made for hiking, we were shooting on a pretty steep slope in Malibu, and I had no issues with sliding or falling, (phew!) making them stylish AND functional.

Want more Timberland styles ready to handle any terrain? Check out this post where @outlinedcloth shares his thoughts on our new spring hiking styles.