If you enjoy hiking and outdoor pursuits, in general, then you’ll know the benefit of wearing great hiking boots. In this age of the couch potato, it’s advisable to hit the trails and get some exercise and fresh air from time to time. Selecting the best pair of hiking boots though can be a challenge. After all there’s so many to choose from, we’ve made the job that little bit easier with ten sensible options.
Different materials are available (e.g. leather, suede), some have extra features (e.g. toe protection, extra grip, etc.), others are very stylish, and some fit up to size seventeen! Decide what you like, and you’ll be on the way to a great value.
KEEN Men’s Liberty Ridge Waterproof Mens Hiking Boots
Keen have produced a top-quality leather-upper hiking boot with the KEEN Men’s Liberty Ridge Waterproof Hiking Boots ($159). Amongst our more expensive boots, comfort features include a soft leather lining, padded collar and tongue, impact and shock absorption, heel cushioning and removable footbed. Use these boots all year round for hiking, mountaineering and outdoor exploration in all terrains. With deep lug patterns for extra tread and a toe bumper to protect from injury, these boots are extremely well-designed. Available only in black with sizes nine through to thirteen.
Dunham Lawrence Steel Mens Hiking Boot
For larger men, the full grain leather Dunham Lawrence Steel Mens Hiking Boot ($145) is ideal. A hiking boot with size availability from seven up to an impressive size seventeen and also available in two widths, regular and extra-wide. There’s much than size to consider, though, as you’d expect this brown hiking boot is totally waterproof. There’s also internal slip resistance, a steel toe cap for protection, removable footbed and rollbar to give stability to the rear foot area. A mid-priced buy the Dunham represents excellent value for money and should be high on anybody’s shortlist for a hiking boot.
HOKA ONE Men’s Tor Ultra Hi Waterproof Mid Hiking Boots
Do you want a boot that feels like walking on a pillow? Then buy the HOKA ONE Men’s Tor Ultra Hi Waterproof Mid Hiking Boots ($199). Our most expensive boots, but you won’t regret this purchase. Totally waterproofed, rubber toe cap for protection and designed primarily for event running and hiking. Supplied in an attractive black/flame yellow design or grey/green, these lace-ups won’t let you down. With masses of cold-proofing technology packed in these boots are superb to get you through the winter, although there are far cheaper options for winter boots!
Ahnu Coburn Waterproof Mens Hiking Boots
The Ahnu Coburn Waterproof Mens Hiking Boots ($122) is a competitively priced shin high boot with lots to offer the “would be” hiker and outdoors enthusiast. Available in three colors (porter, golden brown and dark olive) and with sizes seven through to fourteen there are plenty of options to consider. This boot is ideal for hiking, mountaineering, general outdoors use or even running in your local park. There is a tongue to keep water out, inbuilt breathable and balance technology, and significant attention to tread and grip. Well-priced and a bargain, but unsurprisingly without some of the functions and comfort that higher-priced boots provide.
ECCO Men’s Sierra II Hiking Oxford
Made with a mix of suede and camel leather the ECCO Men’s Sierra II Hiking Oxford ($70) are an attractive choice. Made in China to a high-quality specification with sizes eight to thirteen available these boots are designed for everyday outdoor use. With a relatively high heel of 1.75” these boots are useful for shorter people. Available in black or denim blue these hiking boots are a mid-priced buy with numerous features. These include receptor technology (for stability and support), advanced grip and traction (for challenging terrains) and a foam insole for long-lasting cushioned feet.
Zamberlan 230 SH Crosser Plus GTX RR Mens Hiking Boot
An attractive boot offering both style and functionality are available with the Zamberlan 230 SH Crosser Plus GTX RR Mens Hiking Boot ($131+). Available in very stylish black and olive designs, these boots have a large number of added functions. Included are air padding, tongue for water prevention, padded collar, reinforced toe protection, lightweight design, cold protection enhancements, reliable grip and much more. Competitively priced at $131+ we wholeheartedly recommend this boot for serious outdoor use that will still enable you to look fashionable.
Merrell Men’s Moab Gore-Tex Waterproof Hiking Shoe
Do you want to find out more about our lowest price option? Well, it is the Merrell Men’s Moab Gore-Tex Waterproof Hiking Shoe ($101+). Don’t let the price put you off; this is available in sizes seven to fifteen and five colours (black, beluga, dark chocolate, walnut and dark tan). With some excellent features like odor eaters, a tongue to keep debris out, comfort lining and heel shock absorption this product has some nice touches.
The North Face Storm Winter WP Mens Hiking Boot
With all the characteristics you’d expect in a hiking boot The North Face Storm Winter WP Mens Hiking Boot ($125) represents great value for money at their lower end of the price range in this guide. Totally waterproofed, these boots are suitable for a broad range of purposes including local tasks or more rugged outdoor pursuits. With numerous comfort features such as foot breathability, interior lining and forefoot protection you’ll soon get used to wearing these boots from The North Face. A great buy where budget is perhaps an option, they make a very nice gift too.
Adidas Outdoor CW Zappan II Winter Mid Boot – Men’s
Adidas have quite a nice winter option with the Adidas Outdoor CW Zappan II Winter Mid Boot – Men’s ($110). As you would expect from Adidas, style is important, this show is available in brown, black and blue. Looking very fashionable this leather boot is available in sizes nine to thirteen. Perhaps intended for lighter outdoor use or maybe a hybrid shoe/boot that suit both traveling to work and wearing during work. Check this out if you want something a little different to the standard hiking boot – Adidas look to have provided a great option here.
Columbia Men’s Peakfreak XCRSN Mid Leather Outdry Hiking Sneaker
Last but not least in our guide is the Columbia Men’s Peakfreak XCRSN Mid Leather Outdry Hiking Sneaker ($120). Very competitively priced at $120, available in mud brown or cedar wood colors these boots are from outdoor fashion specialists Columbia. Called “Peakfreak” due to their excellent mountaineering, trails and hiking qualities these all-terrain boots won’t let you down. A mixture of both leather and suede these boots are both functional and stylish. With advanced traction and absolute waterproof guaranteed.