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Ankle support? Check. Traction? You bet. Comfort? Like walking on a cloud! All the best attributes in a hiking boot.
The Best Hiking Boots for Men of 2020
We have been testing hiking boots for almost a decade, with over 80 models tested. This 2020...

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The Best Hiking Boots for Women of 2020
Need new boots? We've bought 45 (and counting) women's hiking boots over 8 years, most recently...

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Testing water resistance in the Mesa Trek UD on the banks of the Colorado River.
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

Putting down some long miles above Death Valley  we love the Speedgoats for their low weight and comfort.
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 4D 3 GTX
The Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX, winner of our coveted Editors' Choice Award, can do it all. Saloman...

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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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Salomon X Ultra Mid 3 GTX - Women's
The previous Salomon X Ultra 2 Mid proved to be a great all-around hiking boot. They felt light on...

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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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Scarpa Zodiac Plus GTX
The Scarpa Zodiac Plus GTX is part of a new line up in Scarpa's catalog this year, including the...

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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
The Lowa Renegade GTX Mid is a popular hiking boot for many good reasons. It has comfortable...

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Keen Targhee II Mid
The Keen Targhee II has been a favorite of our testers for years now, and has a strong following...

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Salewa Alpenrose Ultra Mid GTX
The Salewa Alpenrose Ultra Mid GTX looks a lot like a high-tech approach shoe with its durable...

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

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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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Vasque Breeze III GTX - Women's
The Vasque Breeze III are the total package, despite its middle of the pack score overall. They...

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Oboz Bridger Mid BDry
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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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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La Sportiva Nucleo High GTX - Women's
For the right foot and the right situation, the La Sportiva Nucleo High GTX is a great boot with...

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Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX - Women's
If you are looking for a burly, durable, super supportive boot in the style of a traditional...

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Ahnu Montara III
The Ahnu Montara III boots provide everything their predecessors did and more. The upper has been...

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

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

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

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

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

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Keen Terradora WP Mid - Women's
The Keen Terradora Mid are lightweight and feel more like a shoe while providing the additional...

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

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Alico Summit
This product is no longer available, please check out the Hiking Boots Review. Have you ever...

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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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Columbia Redmond
Columbia Redmond Mid Waterproof - Women's
This company has been around for 70 years and still makes products that we found to be the best...

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

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Vasque Breeze 2.0 GTX
The 2.0 version of the Breeze is no longer in production. The Vasque Breeze 2.0 GTX is a fine...

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Scarpa Kailash GTX - Women's
Scarpa Kailash GTX - Women's
As the least expensive mid-weight hiking boot, the Kailash is just so-so. It delivers stability...

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

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Ahnu Sugarpine II
The Ahnu Sugarpine scored consistently high scores in all categories during our testing period...

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