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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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Merrell Men's Moab Mid GTX Hiking Boots J87701 (Merrell)
The North Face Men's Ultra Fastpack II Mid Gore-Tex Boots NF00CDL8 (The North Face)
Merrell Men's Moab Ventilator Mid Hiking Boots J86593 (Merrell)
Asolo Men's Revert GV Hiking Boots A23054 (Asolo)
Merrell Men's Moab Mid GTX Hiking Boots
J87701
The North Face Men's Ultra Fastpack II Mid Gore-Tex Boots
NF00CDL8
Merrell Men's Moab Ventilator Mid Hiking Boots
J86593
Asolo Men's Revert GV Hiking Boots
A23054
$149.95
 
Merrell Men's Moab Mid GTX Hiking Boots J87701 (Merrell)
$154.95
 
The North Face Men's Ultra Fastpack II Mid Gore-Tex Boots NF00CDL8 (The North Face)
$109.95
 
Merrell Men's Moab Ventilator Mid Hiking Boots J86593 (Merrell)
$219.95
 
Asolo Men's Revert GV Hiking Boots A23054 (Asolo)
Merrell Men's Fraxion Mid Waterproof Boots J32159 (Merrell)
Salewa Men's Alp Flow Mid GTX Hiking Boots 63424 (Salewa)
Timberland Company Men's Mt. Maddsen Mid Waterproof Hiking Boots TB02730R242 (Timberland Company)
Merrell Men's Capra Waterproof Shoes J32335 (Merrell)
Merrell Men's Fraxion Mid Waterproof Boots
J32159
Salewa Men's Alp Flow Mid GTX Hiking Boots
63424
Timberland Company Men's Mt. Maddsen Mid Waterproof Hiking Boots
TB02730R242
Merrell Men's Capra Waterproof Shoes
J32335
$139.95
 
Merrell Men's Fraxion Mid Waterproof Boots J32159 (Merrell)
$238.95
 
Salewa Men's Alp Flow Mid GTX Hiking Boots 63424 (Salewa)
$109.95
 
Timberland Company Men's Mt. Maddsen Mid Waterproof Hiking Boots TB02730R242 (Timberland Company)
$139.95
 
Merrell Men's Capra Waterproof Shoes J32335 (Merrell)
Merrell Men's Capra Bolt Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot J35363 (Merrell)
Merrell Men's Moab Rover Waterproof Shoe J23441 (Merrell)
Altra Menís Lone Peak 3.0 NeoShell Mid Shoes A1653MID (Altra)
Merrell Men's Moab Gore-Tex Wide Hiking Shoes J87323W (Merrell)
Merrell Men's Capra Bolt Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot
J35363
Merrell Men's Moab Rover Waterproof Shoe
J23441
Altra Menís Lone Peak 3.0 NeoShell Mid Shoes
A1653MID
Merrell Men's Moab Gore-Tex Wide Hiking Shoes
J87323W
$139.95
 
Merrell Men's Capra Bolt Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot J35363 (Merrell)
$129.95
 
Merrell Men's Moab Rover Waterproof Shoe J23441 (Merrell)
$159.95
 
Altra Menís Lone Peak 3.0 NeoShell Mid Shoes A1653MID (Altra)
$139.95
 
Merrell Men's Moab Gore-Tex Wide Hiking Shoes J87323W (Merrell)
Vasque Mens Breeze 2.0 GTX Hiking Boots 7482 (Vasque)
Hoka One One Men's Tor Ultra Hi WP Hiking Boots 1008334 (Hoka One One)
Merrell Men's Capra Venture Mid GORE-TEX SURROUND Boots J35681 (Merrell)
Asolo Men's TPS 520 GV EVO Boots A11012 (Asolo)
Vasque Mens Breeze 2.0 GTX Hiking Boots
7482
Hoka One One Men's Tor Ultra Hi WP Hiking Boots
1008334
Merrell Men's Capra Venture Mid GORE-TEX SURROUND Boots
J35681
Asolo Men's TPS 520 GV EVO Boots
A11012
$169.95
 
Vasque Mens Breeze 2.0 GTX Hiking Boots 7482 (Vasque)
$229.95
 
Hoka One One Men's Tor Ultra Hi WP Hiking Boots 1008334 (Hoka One One)
$229.95
 
Merrell Men's Capra Venture Mid GORE-TEX SURROUND Boots J35681 (Merrell)
$299.95
 
Asolo Men's TPS 520 GV EVO Boots A11012 (Asolo)
Salomon Men's 4D 2 GTX Hiking Boot 373259 (Salomon)
Salewa Men's Mountain Trainer Mid GTX Hiking Boots 63411 (Salewa)
Under Armour Men's UA Verge Mid GORE-TEX Boot 1268842 (Under Armour)
Under Armour Men's UA SpeedFit Hike Mid Boot 1257447 (Under Armour)
Salomon Men's 4D 2 GTX Hiking Boot
373259
Salewa Men's Mountain Trainer Mid GTX Hiking Boots
63411
Under Armour Men's UA Verge Mid GORE-TEX Boot
1268842
Under Armour Men's UA SpeedFit Hike Mid Boot
1257447
$239.95
 
Salomon Men's 4D 2 GTX Hiking Boot 373259 (Salomon)
$238.95
 
Salewa Men's Mountain Trainer Mid GTX Hiking Boots 63411 (Salewa)
$169.95
 
Under Armour Men's UA Verge Mid GORE-TEX Boot 1268842 (Under Armour)
$129.95
 
Under Armour Men's UA SpeedFit Hike Mid Boot 1257447 (Under Armour)
Vasque Men's Skywalk GTX Hiking Boots 7114 (Vasque)
Vasque Men's Inhaler II GTX Hiking Boots 7336 (Vasque)
Oboz Footwear Llc Men's Beartooth BDry Boots 50201 (Oboz Footwear Llc)
Merrell Men's Moab Mid Waterproof Boots J88623 (Merrell)
Vasque Men's Skywalk GTX Hiking Boots
7114
Vasque Men's Inhaler II GTX Hiking Boots
7336
Oboz Footwear Llc Men's Beartooth BDry Boots
50201
Merrell Men's Moab Mid Waterproof Boots
J88623
$199.95
 
Vasque Men's Skywalk GTX Hiking Boots 7114 (Vasque)
$159.95
 
Vasque Men's Inhaler II GTX Hiking Boots 7336 (Vasque)
$220.00
 
Oboz Footwear Llc Men's Beartooth BDry Boots 50201 (Oboz Footwear Llc)
$129.95
 
Merrell Men's Moab Mid Waterproof Boots J88623 (Merrell)
Lowa Boots Mens Renegade Gtx Mid Hiking Boots 3109459449 (Lowa Boots)
Oboz Footwear Llc Men's Bridger Mid BDry Boots 22101 (Oboz Footwear Llc)
Lowa Boots Men's Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boots 3109454285 (Lowa Boots)
Keen Footwear Men's Targhee II Mid Wide Boots 1013124 (Keen Footwear)
Lowa Boots Mens Renegade Gtx Mid Hiking Boots
3109459449
Oboz Footwear Llc Men's Bridger Mid BDry Boots
22101
Lowa Boots Men's Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boots
3109454285
Keen Footwear Men's Targhee II Mid Wide Boots
1013124
$229.95
 
Lowa Boots Mens Renegade Gtx Mid Hiking Boots 3109459449 (Lowa Boots)
$165.00
 
Oboz Footwear Llc Men's Bridger Mid BDry Boots 22101 (Oboz Footwear Llc)
$229.95
 
Lowa Boots Men's Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boots 3109454285 (Lowa Boots)
$134.95
 
Keen Footwear Men's Targhee II Mid Wide Boots 1013124 (Keen Footwear)
Asolo Men's TPS 520 Gv Evo Wide Boots A11020 (Asolo)
Asolo Men's Reston WP Hiking Boots A27504 (Asolo)
 
Asolo Men's TPS 520 Gv Evo Wide Boots
A11020
Asolo Men's Reston WP Hiking Boots
A27504
 
$299.95
 
Asolo Men's TPS 520 Gv Evo Wide Boots A11020 (Asolo)
$199.95
 
Asolo Men's Reston WP Hiking Boots A27504 (Asolo)
 

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.