Ratings Overview - Hiking Boots

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Asolo Power Matic 200

 Asolo Power Matic 200
The Asolo Power Matic is an extremely well built all-leather boot. We loved it for its snug fit, well-padded insole, and great sup...
$300

Editors' Choice Award
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85
Comfort - 9.5 of 10
9.5
Traction - 8 of 10
8
Stability - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 5 of 10
5
Water Resistance - 9 of 10
9
Keen Targhee II

 Keen Targhee II
The Keen Targhee is a ridiculously comfortable light hiker with heavyweight hiker intentions. Its snug, light, and durable, and of...
$120

Editors' Choice Award
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85
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Comfort - 10 of 10
10
Traction - 7 of 10
7
Stability - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 10 of 10
10
Water Resistance - 5 of 10
5
Salomon Quest

 Salomon Quest
We loved the Salomon Quest 4D GTX. It's a no-nonsense, no-frills sort of boot. From the aggressive sole to the lacing brackets (th...
$220

Top Pick Award
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Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Traction - 9 of 10
9
Stability - 8.5 of 10
8.5
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Water Resistance - 8 of 10
8
Lowa Renegade II GTX Mid

 Lowa Renegade II GTX Mid
The Renegade is one of our favorite light hiking boots. It stands out for having a rare combination of support and durability in a...
$220

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Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Traction - 8 of 10
8
Stability - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Water Resistance - 8 of 10
8
Vasque Taku

 Vasque Taku
The Vasque Taku is one of our favorite boots. The Taku is Vasques attempt to blur the lines between hiking and backpacking boots. ...
$170

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Comfort - 8.5 of 10
8.5
Traction - 8.5 of 10
8.5
Stability - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 7.5 of 10
7.5
Water Resistance - 8 of 10
8
Merrell Moab Ventilator

 Merrell Moab Ventilator
The Merrell Moab Ventilator Mid perfectly fills a niche role. No other boot can handle hot weather and soggy conditions as well. I...
$90

Best Buy Award
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Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Traction - 8.5 of 10
8.5
Stability - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 10 of 10
10
Water Resistance - 3 of 10
3
Keen Glarus

 Keen Glarus
This is Keens response to the heavier-weight, conventional backpacking boot. It uses Keens trademark style, leather over synthetic...
$160

Best Buy Award
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79
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Traction - 8.5 of 10
8.5
Stability - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Water Resistance - 8 of 10
8
Hi-Tec Altitude

 Hi-Tec Altitude
The Altitude is a synthetic-leather hybrid offering from Hi-Tec. A bit burlier than some of the other boots in a comparable price ...
$90

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Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Traction - 8 of 10
8
Stability - 7.5 of 10
7.5
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Water Resistance - 8 of 10
8
Asolo Fugitive

 Asolo Fugitive
The Asolo fugitive tries very hard to be a mountaineering boot. In some respects it succeeds at this. It is very waterproof, it ha...
$225

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Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Traction - 8 of 10
8
Stability - 7.5 of 10
7.5
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Water Resistance - 9 of 10
9
Columbia Newton Ridge

 Columbia Newton Ridge
The Newton Ridge boots are super intimidating. These are the kind of boots we wear to kick in the doors of medical facilities or w...
$100

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Comfort - 7.5 of 10
7.5
Traction - 7 of 10
7
Stability - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 9 of 10
9
Water Resistance - 8 of 10
8
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Timberland White Ledge

 Timberland White Ledge
Timberland has a heritage of burly, no-nonsense workboots, and some of that heritage is reflected in Timberlands White Ledge hikin...
$95

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76
Comfort - 7.5 of 10
7.5
Traction - 8 of 10
8
Stability - 7.5 of 10
7.5
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Water Resistance - 7 of 10
7
Vasque Breeze

 Vasque Breeze
The Vasque Breeze is a boot designed with a singular purpose in mind: Fast, light, nearly-at-a-run backpacking and hiking. At that...
$170

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75
Comfort - 7.5 of 10
7.5
Traction - 8 of 10
8
Stability - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Water Resistance - 7 of 10
7
Oboz Beartooth

 Oboz Beartooth
The Oboz Beartooth is an interesting step away from traditional design. A lot of plastic, a mechanical advantage lacing system, an...
$200

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75
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Traction - 7 of 10
7
Stability - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 5 of 10
5
Water Resistance - 9 of 10
9
Scarpa Zen

 Scarpa Zen
Mendel would be all over this shoe. The Scarpa Zen is a hybrid of hybrids. A casual combination of a light hiking boot and an appr...
$135

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Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Traction - 10 of 10
10
Stability - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 9 of 10
9
Water Resistance - 4 of 10
4
Oboz Firebrand

 Oboz Firebrand
These are burly, comfortable shoes that we would wear on level ground for days, but there are better options for when the terrain ...
$135

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Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Traction - 7 of 10
7
Stability - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Water Resistance - 5 of 10
5
Scarpa Kailash

 Scarpa Kailash
The Scarpa Kailash is a best-selling, critically acclaimed boot. In 2008, it won a number of awards, including the illustrious Ba...
$199

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Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Traction - 8 of 10
8
Stability - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Water Resistance - 6 of 10
6
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Total 16 products tested.