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Our testers have spent countless hours on dirt trails and scrambling rock climbs while testing the market's top approach shoes.
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Not all boots are made for walkin'! From hiking boots to winter boots to the best trail running shoes on the market, most footwear is designed for a purpose. To that end, our expert reviewers unselfishly tied their laces and took to the desert, valleys, coasts, and mountains to test the full roster of shoes and boots. Best hiking shoes for women? Check. Best running shoes? Check. Our testers pledge no allegiance to brand or product, only results.

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Best Hiking Boots of 2022

We've done the homework for you on men's hiking boots, buying the most popular models, hiking many miles on varied...
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Best Hiking Shoes of 2022

We selected the top hiking shoes and put them to the test. After months of hiking on all types of trails, we wrote the...
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Best Climbing Shoes of 2022

We pick the best rock climbing shoes for bouldering, sport, trad, gym, kids, and beginners. No matter your budget, we...
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Best Approach Shoes of 2022

Looking for a new pair of approach shoes? We've got you covered. We scrambled, bouldered, sport climbed, and hiked...
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Best Running Shoes of 2022

After hundreds of miles both fast and slow, on roads and trails, we've found the best running shoes for any running...
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Best Rain Boots of 2022

You shouldn't be thinking about your feet when the forecast looks bad. Our testers put 14 high-quality rain boots...
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Best Winter Boots of 2022

To help you find the best winter boots, we researched the best models available before buying the top to test and...
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Best Sandals of 2022

In our opinion, every season is sandal season be it indoor or outdoor. We curated the industry's best selection of...
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Best Water Shoes of 2022

After combing through 60 of the best water shoes on the market, we purchased and rigorously tested the top 7 to find...
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Best Road Bike Shoes of 2022

For our latest round-up, we made sure to get at 10 or 12 hours on the bike in our shoes. We selected 13 of the best...
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Best Flip Flops of 2022

Searching for a new slippah? The selection can be daunting, with a multitude of options from the biggest names in the...
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Best Barefoot Shoes of 2022

Ready to make the switch to minimalist or barefoot shoes? Our comprehensive review compares 10 of this season's best...
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Best Skate Shoes of 2022

To help you find the best skate shoes, we researched dozens of different models on the market and bought and tested 8...
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Best Slippers of 2022

You'll wear good slippers nearly every day. We carefully tested (researching 30 models and purchasing 9 for direct...
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Best Insoles of 2022

Looking for a new pair of insoles? After researching over 50 pairs available today, our expert reviewers purchased and...
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Best Snow Grips of 2022

Searching for some snow grips? Our experts selected 10 top models and compared them head-to-head to help you find the...
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Best Hiking Socks of 2022

Is a bomber hiking sock the next thing on your adventure gear list? We spent countless hours researching, purchasing...
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Best Running Socks of 2022

Are you seeking a running sock that will suit your needs? After perusing over 50 different models, we've chosen 11 of...
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Best Socks of 2022

Finally time to replace your tired old socks? We researched over 15 pairs of the best of the selling socks before...


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How to Choose Hiking Boots

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How to Choose Rain Boots

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How to Choose Hiking Shoes

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