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Unlike the Tor Ultra Hi, these boots have a cutout sole. This lightens them up but makes them vulnerable to pointy objects on the trail.
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If you’ve got boots on the brain, we’ve got the reviews. Our fearless boot testers buy the products (just like you) and spend hours wearing everything from hiking boots and boots for the rain to snow boots and boots for skiing. Finding the right one for your activity, and foot, is a must. Our extensive, side-by-side analysis result in unbiased boot reviews that will keep your feet cozy and moving no matter the adventure.

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Best Hiking Boots of 2022

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 terrain and measuring them against their competitors.
Best Hiking Boots for Women 2022

Best Hiking Boots for Women 2022

Now is the time to invest in your next pair of hiking boots. But where to begin? We have narrowed down the options to the top models on the market for hands-on testing.
Best Rain Boots of 2022

Best Rain Boots of 2022

You shouldn’t have to worry about your feet when the bad weather rolls in. Our testers put 13 high-quality rain boots through the proverbial wringer (though they actually got wetter...
Best Rain Boots for Women of 2022

Best Rain Boots for Women of 2022

From the showers of spring and summer thunderstorms to the muck of fall and winter, it's always a good time to think about rain boots. For this article, more than a dozen rain boots are...
Best Winter Boots of 2022

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 compare side by side. During our extensive head-to-head testing process...
Best Winter Boots for Women of 2022

Best Winter Boots for Women of 2022

Our expert winter testers took to the trails, streets, and snowbanks to test the market's top-rated winter boots. After over 8 years of seeking out the best options on the market and...
Best Mountaineering Boots For Women of 2022

Best Mountaineering Boots For Women of 2022

Are you a woman in search of a mountaineering boot? We tested some of the best mountaineering boots for women, climbing steep ice routes, rugged rock routes, and challenging approaches...
Best Ski Boots of 2022

Best Ski Boots of 2022

Are you ready for a new men's ski boot? Our industry experts rigorously tested 9 of the top products of 2022 to bring you our favorite models for any ability and budget.
Best Ski Boots for Women of 2022

Best Ski Boots for Women of 2022

Need to find a boot that strikes the perfect balance of performance, fit, comfort, and customization? We tested seven of this year's best
Best Backcountry Ski Boots of 2022

Best Backcountry Ski Boots of 2022

Our testing is thorough and we take pains to understand exactly how you are skiing, how you should be skiing, and what you need for all of that. The result is a comprehensive comparison of...




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How to Choose Hiking Boots

How to Choose Hiking Boots

Why should I buy a pair of hiking boots when the salesperson at my local gear shop told me that all hikers are just wearing trail running shoes now? The category of hiking footwear is...
How to Choose Hiking Boots for Women

How to Choose Hiking Boots for Women

With so many options for hiking footwear, it can be a challenge to know what to look for. Hiking footwear should match your anatomical needs for maximum comfort and support in both feet...
How to Choose Winter Boots for Women

How to Choose Winter Boots for Women

Winter can be exceptional with a solid pair of women's winter boots. Making sure a boot fits and provides all the features you need this winter is of utmost importance. In this article...
How to Choose Winter Boots for Men

How to Choose Winter Boots for Men

Purchasing something as simple as a pair of winter boots might not seem like a complicated decision. However, putting in the extra effort to learn about the product that will be keeping...
How to Choose Backcountry Ski Boots

How to Choose Backcountry Ski Boots

Backcountry ski boots bear the weight of a heavy task. Not only do they need to be lightweight and flexible on the up, but they need to be responsive and stiff for the downhill. We also...
How to Choose Rain Boots

How to Choose Rain Boots

For anyone living in a rainy climate (and even those who don't), rain boots are a key piece of your footwear arsenal. Dry feet are happy feet.

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