Shadowy Soles: 20 Best All Black Boots For Men

Ever since man began his nomadic journeys across our great planet he’s been concerned with the well being of his feet. From the development of sandals to low-top moccasins to simple slip-on’s for easy in and out access, footwear is something uniquely human and almost immediately contributed to the overall style and hinted at the financial well-being of wearers. At first, boots were a series of separate entities, including leggings, soles, and uppers, that were worn simultaneously to offer enhanced ankle protection as opposed to sandals and shoes. However, it was around 1000 BCE when these separate components were joined as one, resulting in a rudimentary version of the modern-day boot.

Today, boots come in all shapes, sizes and varieties, most of which stem from European royalty. Some, though, are built tough for both indoor and outdoor protection and comfort, keeping your feet both warm in the winter, dry during a rain event, and comfortable enough to tolerate standing professions. Others serve a more casual purpose, offering added style to a Saturday night, or acting as a viable alternative to boring dress shoes. And since we tend to fall on both sides of this spectrum, valuing outdoor wear and tear in congruence with indoor office style, we wanted to bring you a handful of options that cover all the basics. We also enjoy triple black gear as well, so we made sure this list fell in line with that color scheme. So, since labor day has come and gone, here’s a list of 20 all black men’s boots that is sure to offer a helping hand this fall with options for just about any intended use.

Palladium Pampatech Hi Tx

Palladium Pampatech Hi Tx

Palladiums are built for tough wear. And these pair in particular, despite a sleek all-black appearance, are made to keep your feet warm and comfortable in their rugged design. They feature a textured nylon upper and speckled midsole and a thick PU footbed for all-day wear without feeling a thing.

Purchase: $120

Native Apex Jiffy Black Solid

Native Apex Jiffy Black Solid

All black and comfort go hand in hand. And these Native boots take things one step further thanks to micro-perforations for breathability, a padded collar for comfort, rubber outsoles, and a recycled PU Nubuck upper. They’re also PETA-approved Vegan so no beasts were harmed in the making of this boot either.

Purchase: $125

Dr. Martens Newton 8 Eye

Dr. Martens LITE Newton 8 Eye

Part of DM’s Lite Collection, the Newton 8 Eye enhances the classic design in a more sportier manner. Dr. Martin’s try to offer a truly modern boot for fans across the nation, and this pair, featuring an upper made from finished Temperley aniline leather creates a mirror-like reflection off the black leather. It’s also an eight eyelet boot, hosts a breathable textile lining, and a classic pull loop for an easy entry.

Purchase: $125

Clarks Desert Boot

Clarks Desert Boot

Inspired by the crepe-soled boots worn by British World War II soldiers, Clarks iconic Desert Boot is crafted from all natural materials. And with a style that hasn’t changed for decades, you can rest assured knowing that not only will comfort be on your side but looks as well. They boast a suede upper, crepe sole, leather lining, and are extremely comfortable for casual wear.

Purchase: $130

Timberland Premium Wheat Nubuck

Timberland 6-inch boot

What’s a boots post without Timberlands? Yeah, we thought the same thing. That’s why these Premium Wheat Nubucks, crafted from imported leather, needed to be on the list. They feature a rubber sole, padded collar, lace-up vamp, and are extraordinarily comfortable thanks to 400 grams of Primaloft insulation in each boot.

Purchase: $150+

Pointer Kinman Leather

Pointer Kinman Leather

These Pointer shoes could, in fact, be named after one of the coolest pioneers of all time, Seth Kinman, who was a hunter with a ridiculous track record, hotel keeper, barkeeper, and musician who played for President Lincoln on a fiddle made from the skull of a mule. No joke. So it only makes sense to name this Moc Toe Boot after such a gentleman.

Purchase: $190

Clemmings Zip Boot

Clemmings Zip Boot

Since 1850, Johnson & Murphy have crafted artisan-style leather boots for gentlemen on the town. They offer everything from leather cap toe boots to wingtips to low top plain toes. These zip boots, however, are built for comfort and ease of access. They feature stained and buffed Italian calfskin leather, a Goodyear welt construction, leather lining, and stitch-and-turn seaming so the stitching isn’t visible.

Purchase: $199

Frye Phillip Work Boot

Frye Phillip Work Boot

A classic work boot style will never run stale. Take these Frye’s for example. They’re crafted from waxy, uneven grain leather, complimented by hexbolt eyelets and triple-reinforced seams for lasting quality. The best part about these work boots, however, are their versatility, performing well in all environments from working on the car to canvassing the downtown bars.

Purchase: $219

L.L. Bean Tumbled Leather Duck Boots

L.L. Bean Tumbled Leather Duck Boots

Nothing like an original. Made in Maine since 1912, these are the Original L.L.Bean boot, constructed from rich, full grain US leather and tumbled with care resulting in an incredibly soft and broken-in feel you’ll notice immediately. They’re triple stitched, lined with premium shearling and hosts a supportive steel shank for a level of comfort only L.L.Bean could provide.

Purchase: $219

Hunter Original Short Quilted Lace Ups

Hunter Original Short Quilted Lace Ups

Initially, all black quilted boots sound a bit off-center, but after one look at these Hunter’s any unsure mind will quickly be swayed in favor of these boots. And as a rubber boot with a quilted panel, they’re built from showerproof nylon fabric, and you can expect to remain warm as well thanks to the boot’s insulated wadding. They host a slim leg fit, a waterproof foot and built for casual wear.

Purchase: $230

Cole Haan Warren Chelsea

Cole Haan Warren Chelsea

Nothing says dignified like a clean Chelsea boot. And this offering from within the new Warren Collection are designed in a new manner to reduce weight and offer enhanced cushioning and added flexibility. They’re built from waterproof leather, are fully leather lined and boost a full rubber outsole to keep you grounded.

Purchase: $248

Cole Haan Grantland Lace Boot

Cole Haan Grantland Lace Boot

Built for the hard wearing individual, these waterproof lace boots are made from oil-tanned leather and set on a recessed outsole for enhanced traction on those wet commutes to work. They’re durable, comfortable, lined in leather, and boast as leather welt to boot. An all around well-made boot featuring Cole Haan’s Grand.Os technology.

Purchase: $250

Red Wing 6 inch Moc Toe

Red Wing HERITAGE 6 inch Moc Toe

Red Wing finally came over to the dark side, tossing their signature white crepe outsoles to the wayside in favor of all black. These are a limited edition offering from Red Wing featuring a Goodyear welt construction, triple stitched upper, and built from high-quality leather. Get a pair while they last.

Purchase: $270

Allen Edmonds Long Branch Wingtips

Allen Edmonds Long Branch Wingtips

Since 1922 Allen Edmonds has crafted quality American footwear for the refined gentleman. These Long Branches act as a casual Oxford-style lace up boot, featuring a wingtip blucher and brogue perforations. Their premium imported leathers are treated at the Port Washington, Wisconsin factory and with a Vibram leather outsole, a pair of secondary red laces, and premium leather lining they are sure to please any fan of the style.

Purchase: $350

Danner Mountain Light

Danner Mountain Light

Made in the USA, Danner is known for their quality boots. These Mountain Lights, in particular, feature a solid stitchdown construction, Vibram Kletterlift outsoles, and are crafted from full leather for extra support. The Mountain Light is purposed to offer a more comfortable and roomy fit and with a 100 percent waterproof GORE-TEX ® liner, your feet are sure to remain dry and comfortable.

Purchase: $380

Grenson Brady

Grenson Brady

For fans of a traditional style, these Grenson Brady Ski Boots are the real deal. They’re developed through similar methods of shoe building that date back to the 19th century. Each shoe is Goodyear welted, meaning each pair is built to last for many years. The Brady in particular features Colorado Leather and Suede and though they may be a bit clunky in appearance each pair of Bradys are surprisingly lightweight thanks to their commando sole.

Purchase: $415

Yuketen Sports Hunt Boots

Yuketen Sports Hunt Boots

Handmade by famed leather artisans, Yuketen builds overly comfortable moccasin-style boots for the everyday guy. These Sports Hunt Boots, made in the USA, boast a hand-sewn plug, overcast and heel, feature a Horween scotch grain leather upper, and a Yuketen natural rubber Crepe Wedge Sole. They also run a bit large so Yuketen suggests sizing down a half size.

Purchase: $462

Rag & Bone Elliot Lace

Rag & Bone Elliot Lace

As a leather Oxford boot, this pair from Rag & Bone is about as straight forward as possible. They host an Italian leather upper, leather lining and padded footbed, a lace-up metal hook and eyelet closure, and rubber welt and wedge sole. So if you’re a fan of a simple, black style, the Elliot Lace Boots won’t let you down.

Purchase: $495

Common Projects Standard Leather

Common Projects Standard Leather

Who would have thought that a classic military-designed shoe would render into a $700 dollar pair of luxury boots? These Standards, crafted in Italy from smooth black leather, boast a minimal design, standing on a classic silhouette alone. And, of course, each pair comes with the signature serial number stamp in gold as well as a dust bag for extra protection.

Purchase: $695

Viberg Service Boot

Viberg Service Boot

What started as a standard issue military boot during WWII has now become somewhat fashionable thanks to founder Edwin Viberg. This design was initially adopted in 1931 and has since been the norm for the service boot style ever since. Their Black Calf Suede, for instance, features a Dainite Sole, Brogue toe cap, and blind eyelets to keep everything consistent. They also ship with alternative laces, a polishing cloth, and a bottle of Venetian Cream.

Purchase: $740

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