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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 the best hiking boots to top 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 brands or product, only results.

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10 Best Hiking Boots of 2023

Need a new hiking boot? After earning our blisters with a decade of testing the best men's hiking boots and the best...
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10 Best Hiking Shoes of 2023

Are you searching for the best hiking shoe around? We've trail-tested over 330 of the best trail running and hiking...
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Best Climbing Shoes of 2023

On the lookout for the best rock climbing shoes available today? Over the last 10 years, our testers squeezed their...
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Best Approach Shoes of 2023

Looking for the best approach shoes? Since 2012, we have bought and tested 55 different approach shoes. In this...
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Best Rain Boots of 2023

Since 2014, we've bought and tested 35 pairs of rain boots. We purchased the best 14 we could find for this review and...
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Best Winter Boots of 2023

Looking for the best winter boots? We've tested 50 different pairs in the last 9 years, and our updated review...
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Best Sandals for Men of 2023

In search of new sandals? Our experts have purchased and tested the best sandals on the market for over a decade. Our...
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10 Best Sandals of 2023

Are you still searching for your sandal "sole" mate? Our teams of footwear experts have spent many years testing...
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Best Water Shoes of 2023

Are you seeking the best water shoes? After researching over 60 top options on the market, we purchased 12 pairs to...
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Best Flip Flops of 2023

We've been testing and refining our metrics for flip flops for 11 years, with 14 of the very best in this review. In...
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Best Barefoot Shoes of 2023

For over a decade, our team has run and trained in some of the best minimalist and barefoot shoes on the market, with...
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Best Skate Shoes of 2023

After extensive research on more than 40 popular and high-performing models available today, we bought 6 of the best...
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Best Slippers of 2023

Ready to get cozy? We researched 30 models and bought the 9 best for in-depth testing. Our slipper review and testing...
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Best Snow Grips of 2023

Our team researched over 50 models before purchasing 10 of the best snow grips to test side-by-side. Whether you need...
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Best Insoles of 2023

After researching over 50 pairs of insoles, our expert gear testers rounded up 10 of the best available today to give...
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Best Hiking Socks of 2023

Our hiking enthusiasts have tested dozens of the best hiking socks over hundreds of miles in the last 11 years. This...
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Best Running Socks of 2023

Our team of runners has bought and tested over 23 high-performance running socks over the last four years. This review...
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Best Socks of 2023

Almost no piece of clothing can make or break your daily comfort like a pair of socks. Our apparel experts researched...

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