The Xerocole (pronounced Zee-Ra-Kohl) is our desert hiking boot designed for adventures in the world’s most challenging and rewarding terrain. The new standard in sustainable footwear, the Biocircular Xerocole™ leaves only footprints behind.
"The Xerocole offers impressive breathability and sweat-wicking properties thanks to a woven canvas upper, stitched (rather than laminated) seams, and a Lyocell lining. The canvas also blocked fine sand from entering the boot better than mesh uppers on comparable models. A proprietary “eco-rubber” outsole was excellent in deep sand thanks to its chunky lugs and surprisingly sticky on slickrock. Protection is one of the Xerocole’s highlights, with tough canvas cuffs and a 3 mm rubber toe bumper that brushed off the trail’s native prickly pear cacti."
"We've got an eye on the Xerocole desert hiking boot — it's biocircular, meaning three things: its materials have 100 percent proven paths back to nature, it is repairable through the Erem Reboot program, and it can be re-streamed into new boots once it has reached the end of its life."
"A solid hiking boot, made for performance and comfort in and around cacti, boulders, and hardy shrubs landscapes, is just what your adventuresome soul needs."
"Biocircularity is the next frontier of the sustainability conversation."
"Built for desert hikes, this boot from new brand Erem is designed to handle sand, cactus spines, and a range of temperatures. The 70 percent recycled rubber sole features arrow-shaped lugs for maximum traction, while the cork footbed absorbs shock."
"Erem's boots excel at desert hiking in all its forms. The recycled rubber soles have grip that’ll have you scaling Moab rocks like a mountain goat, the full-grain leather uppers will ward off the ankle-high cholla cacti of the Mojave, and the breathable Tencel fabric is sure to keep your feet sweat-free while you traverse the hottest stretches of the Arizona Trail."
A New Sustainability Standard
Biocircular means that we make our products using only materials with proven paths back to nature and that we provide each Erem® product a seamless and responsible next life.Learn More
Official Hiking Boots Of The Arizona Trail
Nothing is more demanding on your gear than 800 miles of desert extremes. Experience the outdoors with products rated for the AZT. Erem® has committed 1% of profits to this incredible trail.Learn More
Every Purchase Helps Plant A Cactus Pear
Cactus pear can help solve some of the world's biggest problems. Erem® has committed to planting 1M of these cacti using proceeds from every purchase.Visit Our Farm