Even if you're not a dedicated hiker or a rock climber, everyone should have a pair of trail shoes. They'll get you where you need to go whether it's across a muddy stretch of grass on a rainy day or all the way up to a mountain summit. Some are more specialist than others. Shoes intended for trail running need to be very light and have deep lugs on the sole for added grip, for example, but many of the shoes you'll find on this page can be worn walking around town as well as hiking or running through the back woods.
The North Face Men's Hedgehog Fastpack GORE-TEX Shoe CDF8
Merrell Men's Capra Mid Sport GORE-TEX Hiking Boots J65023
Merrell Men's Capra Sport GORE-TEX Shoes J65037
Merrell Men's All Out Fuse Shoes J06309
Salomon Men's Speedcross 3 Shoes L360027
Vasque Men's Mantra 2.0 Shoes 7072
Vasque Mens Mantra 2.0 GTX Shoes 7068
Altra Men's Olympus 1.5 Shoes A1555-2
Treksta Men's Alter Ego Star Shoes T555
Merrell Men's Moab Ventilator Wide Shoes J86595W
Merrell Men's All Out Blaze Waterproof Shoes J65539
Keen Footwear Men's Targhee II Shoes 1012214
Salomon Men's Speedcross 3 CS Shoes L35226100
Vasque Men's Inhaler Low GTX Shoes 7304
One of the biggest questions to ask when buying adventure shoes is whether or not they should be waterproof. A waterproof liner will protect your feet from water seeping through the shoes on a rainy day or when you walk through wet grass, but it will also make them hotter and a more sweaty in the summertime. If you do want a waterproof shoe for year-round use, look for a GoreTex or other high quality material. These are more breathable and will help keep your feet cooler and comfier. We understand that buying any kind of trail shoes online can be tricky so if yours don't fit perfectly when you take them out of the box, send them straight back for a refund or exchange. It's always worth trying any pair around the house for an hour or two before deciding to keep them just so you can be absolutely sure that the fit is right.