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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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Keen Footwear Men's Targhee II Mid Hiking Boots 1010126 (Keen Footwear)
Keen Footwear Mens Bryce Waterproof Shoes 1009541 (Keen Footwear)
Vasque Mens Talus Ultra Dry Boots 7418 (Vasque)
Keen Footwear Men's Voyageur Hiking Boots 1010129 (Keen Footwear)
Keen Footwear Men's Targhee II Mid Hiking Boots
1010126
Keen Footwear Mens Bryce Waterproof Shoes
1009541
Vasque Mens Talus Ultra Dry Boots
7418
Keen Footwear Men's Voyageur Hiking Boots
1010129
$134.95
 
Keen Footwear Men's Targhee II Mid Hiking Boots 1010126 (Keen Footwear)
$124.95
 
Keen Footwear Mens Bryce Waterproof Shoes 1009541 (Keen Footwear)
$159.95
 
Vasque Mens Talus Ultra Dry Boots 7418 (Vasque)
$109.95
 
Keen Footwear Men's Voyageur Hiking Boots 1010129 (Keen Footwear)
Lowa Boots Men's Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boots 3109454285 (Lowa Boots)
Merrell Men's Moab Mid Waterproof Boots J88623 (Merrell)
Merrell Moab Mid Waterproof Wide Boots J88623W (Merrell)
Merrell Men's Moab Mid GTX Boots J87701 (Merrell)
Lowa Boots Men's Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boots
3109454285
Merrell Men's Moab Mid Waterproof Boots
J88623
Merrell Moab Mid Waterproof Wide Boots
J88623W
Merrell Men's Moab Mid GTX Boots
J87701
$224.95 - $225.00
 
Lowa Boots Men's Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boots 3109454285 (Lowa Boots)
$119.95
 
Merrell Men's Moab Mid Waterproof Boots J88623 (Merrell)
$119.95
 
Merrell Moab Mid Waterproof Wide Boots J88623W (Merrell)
$149.95
 
Merrell Men's Moab Mid GTX Boots J87701 (Merrell)
Keen Footwear Men's Targhee II Hiking Boot 1010125 (Keen Footwear)
Vasque Men's St. Elias GTX Boot 7160 (Vasque)
Lowa Boots Mens Renegade Gtx Mid Hiking Boots 3109459449 (Lowa Boots)
The North Face Men's Hedgehog Hike Mid GORE-TEX CDF5 (The North Face)
Keen Footwear Men's Targhee II Hiking Boot
1010125
Vasque Men's St. Elias GTX Boot
7160
Lowa Boots Mens Renegade Gtx Mid Hiking Boots
3109459449
The North Face Men's Hedgehog Hike Mid GORE-TEX
CDF5
$119.95 - $124.95
 
Keen Footwear Men's Targhee II Hiking Boot 1010125 (Keen Footwear)
$189.95
 
Vasque Men's St. Elias GTX Boot 7160 (Vasque)
$224.95 - $229.95
 
Lowa Boots Mens Renegade Gtx Mid Hiking Boots 3109459449 (Lowa Boots)
$149.95
 
The North Face Men's Hedgehog Hike Mid GORE-TEX CDF5 (The North Face)
Ahnu Women's Montara Boot AF2139 (Ahnu)
Vasque Mens Breeze 2.0 GTX Boots 7482 (Vasque)
Asolo Men's Revert GV Boot A23054 (Asolo)
Keen Footwear Men's Targhee II Mid Wide Hiking Boot 1012126 (Keen Footwear)
Ahnu Women's Montara Boot
AF2139
Vasque Mens Breeze 2.0 GTX Boots
7482
Asolo Men's Revert GV Boot
A23054
Keen Footwear Men's Targhee II Mid Wide Hiking Boot
1012126
$159.95
 
Ahnu Women's Montara Boot AF2139 (Ahnu)
$169.95
 
Vasque Mens Breeze 2.0 GTX Boots 7482 (Vasque)
$219.95
 
Asolo Men's Revert GV Boot A23054 (Asolo)
$134.95
 
Keen Footwear Men's Targhee II Mid Wide Hiking Boot 1012126 (Keen Footwear)
Lowa Boots Men's Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boots 3109454285 (Lowa Boots)
Vasque Men's Breeze 2.0 GTX Boot 7480 (Vasque)
Oboz Footwear Llc Men's Bridger BDRY Boots 22101 (Oboz Footwear Llc)
Merrell Men's Moab Gore-Tex Wide Hiking Shoes J87323W (Merrell)
Lowa Boots Men's Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boots
3109454285
Vasque Men's Breeze 2.0 GTX Boot
7480
Oboz Footwear Llc Men's Bridger BDRY Boots
22101
Merrell Men's Moab Gore-Tex Wide Hiking Shoes
J87323W
$224.95 - $229.95
 
Lowa Boots Men's Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boots 3109454285 (Lowa Boots)
$169.95
 
Vasque Men's Breeze 2.0 GTX Boot 7480 (Vasque)
$159.95
 
Oboz Footwear Llc Men's Bridger BDRY Boots 22101 (Oboz Footwear Llc)
$139.95
 
Merrell Men's Moab Gore-Tex Wide Hiking Shoes J87323W (Merrell)
Lowa Boots Mens Zephyr GTX Mid Hiking Boots 5105504573 (Lowa Boots)
Asolo Men's Fugitive GTX Wide Boots OM3440 (Asolo)
 
Lowa Boots Mens Zephyr GTX Mid Hiking Boots
5105504573
Asolo Men's Fugitive GTX Wide Boots
OM3440
 
$199.95
 
Lowa Boots Mens Zephyr GTX Mid Hiking Boots 5105504573 (Lowa Boots)
$239.95
 
Asolo Men's Fugitive GTX Wide Boots OM3440 (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.