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Best Hiking Boots for Men of 2021
Best Hiking Boots for Men of 2021
We have been testing hiking boots for a decade, with 80+ models bought and tested. This 2021...

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Best Hiking Boots for Women of 2021
Best Hiking Boots for Women of 2021
We've bought and tested 50+ women's hiking boots over the last 9 years, most recently testing 16...

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How to Choose Hiking Boots for Women - Click for details
How to Choose Hiking Boots for Women
We understand the overwhelming task of shopping for a new pair of shoes online -- especially a...

by Jane Jackson

How to Choose Hiking Boots - Click for details
How to Choose Hiking Boots
"I am just getting into hiking - do I need hiking boots?" This seemingly simple question opens up...

by Ryan Huetter and Ross Robinson

Salomon Quest 4 Gore-Tex
Salomon Quest 4 Gore-Tex
By our assessment, the Salomon Quest 4 Gore-Tex is the best hiking boot available. This model...

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Salomon X Ultra 4 Mid Gore-Tex - Women's
Salomon X Ultra 4 Mid Gore-Tex - Women's
Much like the versions that came before it, the Salomon X Ultra 4 Mid GTX is an insanely...

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Salomon X Ultra Mid 4 Gore-Tex
Salomon X Ultra Mid 4 Gore-Tex
The Salomon X Ultra Mid 4 GTX is the latest edition of a long line of well-designed hiking boots...

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Hoka One One Kaha GORE-TEX
Hoka One One Kaha GORE-TEX
The Hoka One One Kaha Gore-Tex (also referred to as the Sky Kaha GTX) is the most luxuriously...

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Salomon X Ultra Mid 3 GTX
Salomon X Ultra Mid 3 GTX
If you are a backpacker who wants the comfort of a light trail runner within the structure of a...

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Lowa Renegade GTX Mid
Lowa Renegade GTX Mid
The Lowa Renegade GTX Mid is a perfect example of a classic hiking boot. Featuring a tall ankle...

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Scarpa Zodiac Plus GTX
Scarpa Zodiac Plus GTX
The Scarpa Zodiac Plus GTX excels in mountain terrain where excellent traction and stability are...

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Keen Targhee II Mid
Keen Targhee II Mid
The Keen Targhee II is a fantastic boot for a bargain price. This all-around solid hiking boot...

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Hoka One One Kaha Gore-Tex - Women's
Hoka One One Kaha Gore-Tex - Women's
What is no longer any surprise, the women's Hoka One One Kaha Gore-Tex delivers on comfort. These...

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La Sportiva TXS GTX
La Sportiva TXS GTX
The La Sportiva TXS GTX employs somewhat of a hybrid boot design, blending the climbing...

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Vasque St. Elias FG GTX
Vasque St. Elias FG GTX
The Vasque St. Elias FG GTX is exactly what you might picture if you hear the words hiking boot...

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Lowa Renegade GTX Mid - Women's
Lowa Renegade GTX Mid - Women's
The Lowa Renegade GTX Mid is a classic favorite among our review team. These mid-weight hiking...

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The North Face Ultra Fastpack IV Mid Futurelight
The North Face Ultra Fastpack IV Mid Futurelight
The North Face Ultra Fastpack IV Mid Futurelight is a lightweight hiking boot that is built to...

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Keen Targhee III Mid - Women's
Keen Targhee III Mid - Women's
We love it when a classic boot gets better. The Keen Targhee Mid III are comfortable, durable, and...

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Columbia Newton Ridge Plus Waterproof Amped - Women's
Columbia Newton Ridge Plus Waterproof Amped - Women's
At first glance, the women's Columbia Newton Ridge Plus Waterproof Amped boots are some of the...

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Hoka One One Speedgoat Mid 2 GTX
Hoka One One Speedgoat Mid 2 GTX
When we first received our pair of Hoka One One Speedgoat Mid 2 GTX boots, we were afraid that...

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Keen Targhee III Mid
Keen Targhee III Mid
Keen boots are popular among day hiker and backpackers alike for their excellent value and...

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Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator Mid
Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator Mid
The Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator Mid hiking boot is the least expensive hiker in our review and...

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Oboz Bridger Mid BDry - Women's
Oboz Bridger Mid BDry - Women's
A small company based out of Bozeman, Montana, Oboz brings a more traditionally designed hiking...

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Salomon Quest 4 Gore-Tex - Women's
Salomon Quest 4 Gore-Tex - Women's
The gold standard in expedition-weight hiking boots, the Salomon Quest 4 Gore-Tex boots are...

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La Sportiva Trango Tech GTX
La Sportiva Trango Tech GTX
The La Sportiva Trango Tech GTX boot is a hybrid mountaineering-hiking boot that performs...

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Arc'teryx Acrux TR GTX
Arc'teryx Acrux TR GTX
The Arcteryx Acrux TR is one of the most useful boots in their line. It is a general-purpose boot...

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Merrell Moab 2 Mid WP - Women's
Merrell Moab 2 Mid WP - Women's
For years, the Moab has been one of Merrell's top-ranking shoes on the market. This version of the...

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Keen Ridge Flex Mid WP
Keen Ridge Flex Mid WP
The Keen Ridge Flex Mid WP is a hiking boot that uses an innovative new feature that is designed...

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Asolo Falcon GV
Asolo Falcon GV
The Asolo Falcon GV is a midweight hiking boot that offers full ankle protection and excellent...

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On Running Cloudrock - Women's
On Running Cloudrock - Women's
A boot from the future, the On Running Cloudrock is a hybrid running shoe/hiking boot with all the...

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Danner Mountain 600 - Women's
Danner Mountain 600 - Women's
Inspired by the work boots of days past, these simple, durable contenders are a stylish but...

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Forsake Patch
Forsake Patch
The Forsake Patch is an incredibly popular boot with an impressive number of customer reviews for...

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The North Face Ultra Fastpack IV Mid Futurelight - Women's
The North Face Ultra Fastpack IV Mid Futurelight - Women's
These boots are lightweight, water-resistant, and comfortable right out of the box. We have very...

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Oboz Sapphire Mid Waterproof - Women's
Oboz Sapphire Mid Waterproof - Women's
These sturdy, yet stylish boots have it all -- support, traction, durability, and water...

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Vasque Breeze LT GTX - Women's
Vasque Breeze LT GTX - Women's
The women's Vasque Breeze LT GTX is a super-light, sleek option that has all of the aspects of a...

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Topo Athletic Trailventure WP - Women's
Topo Athletic Trailventure WP - Women's
The Topo Athletic Trailventure WP boots are a new addition to the growing market of lightweight...

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Salewa Alpenrose 2 Mid GTX
Salewa Alpenrose 2 Mid GTX
The Salewa Alpenrose 2 Mid GTX boots come close to being the ultimate in mountain footwear. They...

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Salewa Mountain Trainer Mid GTX
Salewa Mountain Trainer Mid GTX
Being a more specialized model, the Mountain Trainer Mid GTX excelled in some areas but fell to...

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Timberland White Ledge
Timberland White Ledge
From the long-time manufacturer of comfy work boots, the Timberland White Ledge Mid is a...

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Altra Lone Peak 4 Mid RSM
Altra Lone Peak 4 Mid RSM
The Altra Lone Peak 4 Mid RSM is a lightweight hiking boot that has become a very popular model...

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La Sportiva Trango TRK GTX
La Sportiva Trango TRK GTX
The La Sportiva Trango TRK GTX puts some of the advanced technologies and climbing prowess...

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Columbia Newton Ridge
Columbia Newton Ridge
This version of the Newton Ridge is no longer in production. The Newton Ridge is Columbia's...

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Keen Venture
Keen Venture
The Keen Venture is a nimble, lightweight hiking boot that is a great choice for any kind of...

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Asolo Fugitive
Asolo Fugitive
The Asolo Fugitive has been a popular midweight hiking boot for more than a decade, and for good...

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Hi-Tec Altitude
Hi-Tec Altitude
Hi-Tec Discontinued The Altitude Spring 2015. It gone. The Altitude is a synthetic-leather hybrid...

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Asolo Power Matic 200 GV
Asolo Power Matic 200 GV
The Asolo Power Matic 200 GV hiking boot is the most cumbersome and most rugged model we tested in...

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Hi-Tec Altitude V
Hi-Tec Altitude V
Hi-Tec no longer makes the Altitude V. The full leather Hi-Tec Altitude V is a good boot at a...

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Arc'teryx Bora2 Mid GTX
Arc'teryx Bora2 Mid GTX
The Arc'teryx Bora2 Mid GTX is easily the most unique boot in our review. Using a removable inner...

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Scarpa Kailash
Scarpa Kailash
The Scarpa Kailash is a best-selling, critically acclaimed boot. In 2008, it won a number of...

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Ahnu Montara III
Ahnu Montara III
These boots are discontinued as of 2020. The Ahnu Montara III boots provide everything their...

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