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Hiking and Backpacking Boots

Narrow Category:  Men's Backpacking Boots | Men's Lightweight Hiking Boots
There are is a huge variety of hiking footwear choices available, from crampon-compatible mountain boots for climbing Everest to lightweight sandals for easy trail hikes and watersports. Finding the right pair isn't always easy. The first question to ask is this: boot or shoe? There is no doubt that hiking boots provide better ankle support than shoes, but they're also heavier and hotter. Experienced outdoor sportspeople sometimes choose use shoes for hiking these days (partly because the shoes themselves are much better suited to outdoor use than they were a couple of decades ago), even if the distance is quite long and the terrain rough, but if you're not certain go for boots.
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Salewa Men's Alpine Trainer Mid GTX Boot 63020 (Salewa)
Merrell Mens Moab Mid Waterproof Boots J88623 (Merrell)
Vasque Mens Breeze 2.0 GTX Boots 7482 (Vasque)
Keen Footwear Men's Targhee II Mid Hiking Boots 1010126 (Keen Footwear)
Salewa Men's Alpine Trainer Mid GTX Boot
63020
Merrell Mens Moab Mid Waterproof Boots
J88623
Vasque Mens Breeze 2.0 GTX Boots
7482
Keen Footwear Men's Targhee II Mid Hiking Boots
1010126
$198.95
 
Salewa Men's Alpine Trainer Mid GTX Boot 63020 (Salewa)
$119.95
 
Merrell Mens Moab Mid Waterproof Boots J88623 (Merrell)
$159.95
 
Vasque Mens Breeze 2.0 GTX Boots 7482 (Vasque)
$134.95
 
Keen Footwear Men's Targhee II Mid Hiking Boots 1010126 (Keen Footwear)
Salewa Men's Mountain Trainer Mid GTX Hiking Boots 63016 (Salewa)
Keen Footwear Men's Voyageur Hiking Boots 1010129 (Keen Footwear)
Merrell Moab Mid Waterproof Wide Boots J88623W (Merrell)
Vasque Snow Junkie Ultradry Winter Hiking Boots 7818 (Vasque)
Salewa Men's Mountain Trainer Mid GTX Hiking Boots
63016
Keen Footwear Men's Voyageur Hiking Boots
1010129
Merrell Moab Mid Waterproof Wide Boots
J88623W
Vasque Snow Junkie Ultradry Winter Hiking Boots
7818
$218.95
 
Salewa Men's Mountain Trainer Mid GTX Hiking Boots 63016 (Salewa)
$109.95
 
Keen Footwear Men's Voyageur Hiking Boots 1010129 (Keen Footwear)
$119.95
 
Merrell Moab Mid Waterproof Wide Boots J88623W (Merrell)
$139.95
 
Vasque Snow Junkie Ultradry Winter Hiking Boots 7818 (Vasque)
Asolo Mens TPS 520 GTX Wide Hiking Boots OM2076 (Asolo)
Merrell Mens Moab Ventilator Shoes J86595 (Merrell)
Lowa Boots Mens Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boots 3109454285 (Lowa Boots)
Asolo Mens TPS 520 GORE-TEX(r) Backpacking Boots OM2066 (Asolo)
Asolo Mens TPS 520 GTX Wide Hiking Boots
OM2076
Merrell Mens Moab Ventilator Shoes
J86595
Lowa Boots Mens Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boots
3109454285
Asolo Mens TPS 520 GORE-TEX(r) Backpacking Boots
OM2066
$288.95
 
Asolo Mens TPS 520 GTX Wide Hiking Boots OM2076 (Asolo)
$89.95
 
Merrell Mens Moab Ventilator Shoes J86595 (Merrell)
$224.95
 
Lowa Boots Mens Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boots 3109454285 (Lowa Boots)
$289.94
 
Asolo Mens TPS 520 GORE-TEX(r) Backpacking Boots OM2066 (Asolo)
Keen Footwear Men's Gypsum Hiking Boots 1010124 (Keen Footwear)
Keen Footwear Men's Targhee II Hiking Boot 1010125 (Keen Footwear)
Lowa Boots Mens Renegade Gtx Mid Hiking Boots 3109459449 (Lowa Boots)
Vasque Men's Breeze 2.0 GTX Boot 7480 (Vasque)
Keen Footwear Men's Gypsum Hiking Boots
1010124
Keen Footwear Men's Targhee II Hiking Boot
1010125
Lowa Boots Mens Renegade Gtx Mid Hiking Boots
3109459449
Vasque Men's Breeze 2.0 GTX Boot
7480
$129.95
 
Keen Footwear Men's Gypsum Hiking Boots 1010124 (Keen Footwear)
$124.95
 
Keen Footwear Men's Targhee II Hiking Boot 1010125 (Keen Footwear)
$224.95
 
Lowa Boots Mens Renegade Gtx Mid Hiking Boots 3109459449 (Lowa Boots)
$169.95
 
Vasque Men's Breeze 2.0 GTX Boot 7480 (Vasque)
Vasque Mens Talus Ultra Dry Boots 7418 (Vasque)
Lowa Boots Mens Zephyr GTX Mid Hiking Boots 5105504573 (Lowa Boots)
Salomon Men's Quest 4D GTX Boots L12865300 (Salomon)
Lowa Boots Mens Camino GTX Flex Hiking Boots 2106440920 (Lowa Boots)
Vasque Mens Talus Ultra Dry Boots
7418
Lowa Boots Mens Zephyr GTX Mid Hiking Boots
5105504573
Salomon Men's Quest 4D GTX Boots
L12865300
Lowa Boots Mens Camino GTX Flex Hiking Boots
2106440920
$149.95
 
Vasque Mens Talus Ultra Dry Boots 7418 (Vasque)
$199.95
 
Lowa Boots Mens Zephyr GTX Mid Hiking Boots 5105504573 (Lowa Boots)
$229.95
 
Salomon Men's Quest 4D GTX Boots L12865300 (Salomon)
$299.95
 
Lowa Boots Mens Camino GTX Flex Hiking Boots 2106440920 (Lowa Boots)
Keen Footwear Men's Voyageur Mid Boot 1002560 (Keen Footwear)
Oboz Footwear Llc Mens Wind River II BDRY Boots 50301 (Oboz Footwear Llc)
Keen Footwear Mens Targhee II Shoes 1007715 (Keen Footwear)
Keen Footwear Mens Targhee II Shoes 1002369 (Keen Footwear)
Keen Footwear Men's Voyageur Mid Boot
1002560
Oboz Footwear Llc Mens Wind River II BDRY Boots
50301
Keen Footwear Mens Targhee II Shoes
1007715
Keen Footwear Mens Targhee II Shoes
1002369
$95.96
 
Keen Footwear Men's Voyageur Mid Boot 1002560 (Keen Footwear)
$184.95
 
Oboz Footwear Llc Mens Wind River II BDRY Boots 50301 (Oboz Footwear Llc)
$119.95
$83.97
 
Keen Footwear Mens Targhee II Shoes 1007715 (Keen Footwear)
$119.95
$83.97
 
Keen Footwear Mens Targhee II Shoes 1002369 (Keen Footwear)
Lowa Boots Mens Renegade Gtx Wide Mid Hiking Boots 3109689449 (Lowa Boots)
Merrell Men's Moab Waterproof Shoes J88621 (Merrell)
 
Lowa Boots Mens Renegade Gtx Wide Mid Hiking Boots
3109689449
Merrell Men's Moab Waterproof Shoes
J88621
 
$224.95
 
Lowa Boots Mens Renegade Gtx Wide Mid Hiking Boots 3109689449 (Lowa Boots)
$109.95
 
Merrell Men's Moab Waterproof Shoes J88621 (Merrell)
 

Next, leather or fabric? Most people opt for fabric when they're looking for really comfortable hiking boots, because they're more comfy straight out of the box, but after a very short period leather can be just as good and even more supportive. It moulds to the wearer's foot and ankle. Leather will also last longer if it's keep oiled and polished but on the other hand it's usually heavier than fabric. The next question is, light or chunky? If you're a hiker who enjoys gentle pathways and rolling hills, your footwear needs are very different to those of a scrambler or winter mountain walker. People who might want to wear full crampons with their boots should take that into consideration and pick something with a stiff sole and good hard edges. And last but not least, waterproof liner or no waterproof liner? A good pair of leather boots or shoes will keep your feet dry whether they have a liner or not, as long as you keep them well oiled (see the Shoe Care page), but fabric boots should have a high quality liner to keep your feet dry. Most boots with 'GTX' in the model name are lined with GoreTex, so will be breathable as well as waterproof.