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
Adidas Men's AX 2 GTX Shoes Q34270
Treksta Men's Alter Ego Trail Running Shoes T551
Salomon Men's X Ultra 2 GTX Shoes 371576
Keen Footwear Men's Targhee II Hiking Boot 1010125
Adidas Men's Kanadia 7 Trail GTX Shoes S82877
Merrell Men's Fraxion Shoes J32183
Salomon Men's Sense Pro Shoe 366716
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.