Ratings Overview - Hiking Shoes

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Ultra 110 GTX
The North Face Ultra 110 GTX
Fighting off a field of worthy contenders, the Ultra series continued its reign over other hiking shoes by performing above-average to excellent across the board. We love this shoe for its hiking...  read more >
$120

Editors' Choice Award
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83
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 9 of 10
9
Support - 8 of 10
8
Traction - 8 of 10
8
Versatility - 9 of 10
9
Water Resistance - 7 of 10
7
Durability - 7 of 10
7
Salomon X Ultra 3 GTX
Salomon X Ultra 3 GTX
Slide into the Salomon X Ultra 3 GTX and your feet will almost take off without you. We tested the X Ultra 2 in the past, and the latest version is just as gnarly while shaving off a few ounces...  read more >
$150

Top Pick Award
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80
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 9 of 10
9
Support - 7 of 10
7
Traction - 9 of 10
9
Versatility - 9 of 10
9
Water Resistance - 8 of 10
8
Durability - 6 of 10
6
HOKA ONE ONE Tor Summit WP
Tired of sore feet or back after a long day of hiking? Time to try out the maximal soles of the Tor Summit. Hoka One One is known for their oversized, multiple density rubber soles, which provide an...  read more >
$160

Top Pick Award
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78
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Support - 8 of 10
8
Traction - 6 of 10
6
Versatility - 7 of 10
7
Water Resistance - 7 of 10
7
Durability - 7 of 10
7
Salomon OUTpath GTX
The Salomon OUTpath GTX is an incredibly lightweight hiking shoe that is specifically designed for lightweight endeavors where durability and water protection are also important. It can be hard to...  read more >
$160

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77
Comfort - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 10 of 10
10
Support - 7 of 10
7
Traction - 8 of 10
8
Versatility - 8 of 10
8
Water Resistance - 8 of 10
8
Durability - 5 of 10
5
La Sportiva Spire GTX
The La Sportiva Spire GTX quickly became our lead tester's favorite pair of hiking shoes, due to its incredible performance on all types of trail. This shoe is built like a running shoe but has the...  read more >
$190

Top Pick Award
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76
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Support - 7 of 10
7
Traction - 7 of 10
7
Versatility - 8 of 10
8
Water Resistance - 9 of 10
9
Durability - 5 of 10
5
Adidas Terrex Swift R2 GTX
Light, fast, and fun, the athletic feel of the Terrex Swift R2 GTX soars past expectations. Weighing less on our scale than any other competitor, we sped up and down trails to our hearts' desires...  read more >
$135

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74
Comfort - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 10 of 10
10
Support - 6 of 10
6
Traction - 7 of 10
7
Versatility - 7 of 10
7
Water Resistance - 8 of 10
8
Durability - 7 of 10
7
Vasque Juxt
The Vasque Juxt has lots to offer at a low price, earning our Best Buy Award in 2017. It's a great choice for day hiking and light backpacking when avoiding water and rain storms. It's comfortable...  read more >
$110

Best Buy Award
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73
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Support - 7 of 10
7
Traction - 7 of 10
7
Versatility - 8 of 10
8
Water Resistance - 1 of 10
1
Durability - 6 of 10
6
Asolo Nucleon GV
The Asolo Nucleon GV looks like a climbing approach shoe with its narrow fit, low height, and sticky rubber sole — but when you walk around in it, you realize that, unlike an approach shoe, it is...  read more >
$200

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Comfort - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 9 of 10
9
Support - 5 of 10
5
Traction - 8 of 10
8
Versatility - 6 of 10
6
Water Resistance - 3 of 10
3
Durability - 7 of 10
7
Keen Targhee II Waterproof
Keen Targhee II
A longtime favorite of distance hikers, the Keen Targhee II doesn't need much introduction. Its low price and extremely capable design have been upholding its ranking as an extremely popular shoe...  read more >
$125

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66
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 4 of 10
4
Support - 9 of 10
9
Traction - 7 of 10
7
Versatility - 7 of 10
7
Water Resistance - 4 of 10
4
Durability - 6 of 10
6
La Sportiva Synthesis Mid GTX
La Sportiva Synthesis Mid GTX
At OutdoorGearLab, we have tested tons of footwear from La Sportiva, which has an excellent reputation for high-performance shoes for all kinds of outdoor adventures. We were excited when we...  read more >
$185

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66
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Support - 5 of 10
5
Traction - 6 of 10
6
Versatility - 6 of 10
6
Water Resistance - 9 of 10
9
Durability - 3 of 10
3
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Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator
The Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator is a popular shoe from a well-established footwear manufacturer. You've probably seen this shoe, or one of its versions, out on the trail or at the mountain town...  read more >
$100

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66
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Support - 6 of 10
6
Traction - 8 of 10
8
Versatility - 6 of 10
6
Water Resistance - 1 of 10
1
Durability - 7 of 10
7
Moab 2 Waterproof
Merrell Moab 2 Waterproof
In February of 2017, Merrell released their latest iteration in their popular Moab line. The Moab 2 is not a major deviation from the original, but an attempt to increase performance on a proven...  read more >
$120

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63
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 5 of 10
5
Support - 6 of 10
6
Traction - 8 of 10
8
Versatility - 6 of 10
6
Water Resistance - 4 of 10
4
Durability - 7 of 10
7
Oboz Sawtooth Low
The Oboz Sawtooth Low is a budget-friendly hiking shoe that will work great as a day hiker or light backpacking shoe. This is one of Oboz's more popular models, and we can see why thanks to its...  read more >
$110

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62
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Support - 5 of 10
5
Traction - 6 of 10
6
Versatility - 5 of 10
5
Water Resistance - 1 of 10
1
Durability - 5 of 10
5
Asolo Agent GV EVO
The full-leather Asolo Agent GV EVO is a fine trail shoe of quality construction we expect from this manufacturer. It's the most durable shoe in our review, lightweight, and its low profile won't...  read more >
$195

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Comfort - 5 of 10
5
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Support - 5 of 10
5
Traction - 5 of 10
5
Versatility - 5 of 10
5
Water Resistance - 6 of 10
6
Durability - 9 of 10
9
Columbia Redmond
Columbia Redmond
The Columbia Redmond is the lowest-priced shoe reviewed. The manufacturer kept costs down by utilizing proprietary products for the insole, waterproof lining, and mid and outsole. This shoe is the...  read more >
$90

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52
Comfort - 3 of 10
3
Weight - 10 of 10
10
Support - 3 of 10
3
Traction - 4 of 10
4
Versatility - 4 of 10
4
Water Resistance - 7 of 10
7
Durability - 3 of 10
3
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Total 15 products tested