It doesn’t take an advanced degree to know that the desert is a harsh environment. Between the heat, the dust, the rocky terrain, and dry air, there are few climates less inviting. That said, most folks don’t consider the additional difficulties that come with desert exploration: extreme 60° temperature swings in 24 hours, having to pack 20+ pounds of water, and the aggressive flora and fauna that call it home. The folks at Erem took on the challenge of engineering boots that make light work of the desert’s many difficulties, and to be honest, we can’t imagine traversing the landscape without them on our feet. Not only are their boots supremely tough, but Erem only uses materials with 100% proven paths back to nature—meaning sustainability is at the heart of their bootmaking experience. And with a breathable build that keeps your feet cool no matter the temps, we’ll be wearing our Erem boots anywhere there’s a trail, because all this comfort needs to go beyond the desert.