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Score Product Price Our Take
80
$230
Editors' Choice Award
This boot is a capable beast of stability and protection without weighing you down. Our all-around fav.
79
$269
Top Pick Award
For hikers venturing off trail into rocky or snowy terrain, the Zodiac offers the stability and traction that no other boot does.
77
$220
Top Pick Award
The ultimate in comfort for on-trail enjoyment.
76
$165
A proven performer from short walks to intense thru-hikes, with shoe comfort in boot form.
74
$240
Robust and comfy, this midweight boot comes in under 3 lbs and performs ahead of the curve in most metrics.
74
$200
A modern take on a classic boot, with full grain leather and high top protection for hiking in all conditions.
70
$345
A beefy, traditional hiking boot that has durable construction and great support.
70
$140
Best Buy Award
This budget friendly option is a durable boot that will perform on day hikes and backpacking trips alike.
67
$150
This wallet-friendly model provides the support and traction of a boot, with the comfort normally reserved for a hiking shoe.
66
$180
Comfortable, customizable, and offers a short break-in period.
65
$220
A boot adept at scrambling through alpine terrain as well as on trails, using all-synthetic materials and sticky rubber soles.
64
$235
Combining great ankle support with low weight, this waterproof boot is an appealing choice.
64
$160
This incredibly light hiking boot will fly down the trails without weighing you down.
61
$110
Lightweight and breathable, this hiker performs best in dry environments.