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Hiking Boots Ratings Summary

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Editors' Choice Award
Beating out the field of competition, this boot is a capable beast of stability and protection without weighing you down.
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.
A proven performer from short walks to intense thru-hikes, bringing the comfort of a shoe with the stability of a boot.
This full-leather boot is up to the task on rugged, heavy load hiking trips.
Robust and comfy, this midweight boot comes in under 3 lbs and performs ahead of the curve in most metrics.
With the best performance on steep, rocky terrain, the Terrex Scope High GTX is the boot of choice for climbing and mountaineering objectives, where precision footwork is needed.
With a full grain leather outer and a thick lugged sole, the Power Matic 200 GV is the most durable boots in our fleet and offers the best support for heavy loads.
Best Buy Award
This budget friendly option is a durable hiking boot that will perform on day hikes and backpacking trips alike.
This wallet-friendly model provides the support and traction of a boot, with the comfort normally reserved for a hiking shoe.
This model is a cross between hiking and mountaineering boots, with an interesting design and a heavy weight.
A boot adept at scrambling through alpine terrain as well as on trails, using all-synthetic materials and sticky rubber soles.
Combining great ankle support with low weight, this waterproof boot is an appealing choice.
This incredibly light hiking boot will fly down the trails without weighing you down.
Lightweight and breathable, this hiker performs best in dry environments.