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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.
Salewa Men's Alp Flow Mid GTX Hiking Boots 63424 (Salewa)
Timberland Company Men's Mt. Maddsen Mid Waterproof Hiking Boots TB02730R242 (Timberland Company)
Asolo Men's TPS 520 GV EVO Boots A11012 (Asolo)
Asolo Men's TPS 520 Gv Evo Wide Boots A11020 (Asolo)
Salewa Men's Alp Flow Mid GTX Hiking Boots
63424
Timberland Company Men's Mt. Maddsen Mid Waterproof Hiking Boots
TB02730R242
Asolo Men's TPS 520 GV EVO Boots
A11012
Asolo Men's TPS 520 Gv Evo Wide Boots
A11020
$238.95
$167.26
 
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)
$299.95
 
Asolo Men's TPS 520 GV EVO Boots A11012 (Asolo)
$299.95
 
Asolo Men's TPS 520 Gv Evo Wide Boots A11020 (Asolo)
The North Face Men's Ultra Fastpack II Mid Gore-Tex Boots NF00CDL8 (The North Face)
Merrell Men's Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Boot Wide J06051W (Merrell)
Asolo Men's Revert GV Hiking Boots A23054 (Asolo)
Merrell Men's Capra Bolt Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot J35363 (Merrell)
The North Face Men's Ultra Fastpack II Mid Gore-Tex Boots
NF00CDL8
Merrell Men's Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Boot Wide
J06051W
Asolo Men's Revert GV Hiking Boots
A23054
Merrell Men's Capra Bolt Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot
J35363
$154.95
 
The North Face Men's Ultra Fastpack II Mid Gore-Tex Boots NF00CDL8 (The North Face)
$129.95
 
Merrell Men's Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Boot Wide J06051W (Merrell)
$229.95
 
Asolo Men's Revert GV Hiking Boots A23054 (Asolo)
$139.95
$69.97
 
Merrell Men's Capra Bolt Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot J35363 (Merrell)
Merrell Men's Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Boot J06051 (Merrell)
Vasque Men's Breeze III GTX Hiking Boots 7194 (Vasque)
Vasque Men's Inhaler II GTX Hiking Boots 7328 (Vasque)
The North Face Men's Storm III Mid Waterproof Boot NF0A32Z6 (The North Face)
Merrell Men's Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Boot
J06051
Vasque Men's Breeze III GTX Hiking Boots
7194
Vasque Men's Inhaler II GTX Hiking Boots
7328
The North Face Men's Storm III Mid Waterproof Boot
NF0A32Z6
$129.95
 
Merrell Men's Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Boot J06051 (Merrell)
$179.95
 
Vasque Men's Breeze III GTX Hiking Boots 7194 (Vasque)
$159.95
 
Vasque Men's Inhaler II GTX Hiking Boots 7328 (Vasque)
$119.95
 
The North Face Men's Storm III Mid Waterproof Boot NF0A32Z6 (The North Face)
The North Face Men's Endurus Hike Mid Gore-Tex Boots NF0A2YAA (The North Face)
Keen Footwear Men's Targhee II Mid Boots 1008418 (Keen Footwear)
Vasque Men's Breeze III Hiking Boots 7192 (Vasque)
Salomon Men's 4D 2 GTX Hiking Boot 373259 (Salomon)
The North Face Men's Endurus Hike Mid Gore-Tex Boots
NF0A2YAA
Keen Footwear Men's Targhee II Mid Boots
1008418
Vasque Men's Breeze III Hiking Boots
7192
Salomon Men's 4D 2 GTX Hiking Boot
373259
$149.95
 
The North Face Men's Endurus Hike Mid Gore-Tex Boots NF0A2YAA (The North Face)
$134.95
 
Keen Footwear Men's Targhee II Mid Boots 1008418 (Keen Footwear)
$149.95
 
Vasque Men's Breeze III Hiking Boots 7192 (Vasque)
$229.95
 
Salomon Men's 4D 2 GTX Hiking Boot 373259 (Salomon)
Vasque Mens Breeze 2.0 GTX Hiking Boots 7482 (Vasque)
Lowa Boots Men's Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boots 3109454285 (Lowa Boots)
Altra Menís Lone Peak 3.0 NeoShell Mid Shoes A1653MID (Altra)
Vasque Mens Talus Ultra Dry Hiking Boots 7418 (Vasque)
Vasque Mens Breeze 2.0 GTX Hiking Boots
7482
Lowa Boots Men's Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boots
3109454285
Altra Menís Lone Peak 3.0 NeoShell Mid Shoes
A1653MID
Vasque Mens Talus Ultra Dry Hiking Boots
7418
$169.95
 
Vasque Mens Breeze 2.0 GTX Hiking Boots 7482 (Vasque)
$229.95
 
Lowa Boots Men's Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boots 3109454285 (Lowa Boots)
$159.95
 
Altra Menís Lone Peak 3.0 NeoShell Mid Shoes A1653MID (Altra)
$164.95
 
Vasque Mens Talus Ultra Dry Hiking Boots 7418 (Vasque)
Merrell Men's Capra Venture Mid GORE-TEX SURROUND Boots J35681 (Merrell)
Oboz Footwear Llc Men's Bridger Mid BDry Boots 22101 (Oboz Footwear Llc)
Hoka One One Men's Tor Ultra Hi WP Hiking Boots 1008334 (Hoka One One)
Keen Footwear Men's Targhee II Mid Wide Hiking Boot 1012126 (Keen Footwear)
Merrell Men's Capra Venture Mid GORE-TEX SURROUND Boots
J35681
Oboz Footwear Llc Men's Bridger Mid BDry Boots
22101
Hoka One One Men's Tor Ultra Hi WP Hiking Boots
1008334
Keen Footwear Men's Targhee II Mid Wide Hiking Boot
1012126
$229.95
 
Merrell Men's Capra Venture Mid GORE-TEX SURROUND Boots J35681 (Merrell)
$170.00
 
Oboz Footwear Llc Men's Bridger Mid BDry Boots 22101 (Oboz Footwear Llc)
$229.95
 
Hoka One One Men's Tor Ultra Hi WP Hiking Boots 1008334 (Hoka One One)
$134.95
 
Keen Footwear Men's Targhee II Mid Wide Hiking Boot 1012126 (Keen Footwear)
Merrell Men's Capra Waterproof Shoes J32335 (Merrell)
Vasque Men's Inhaler II GTX Hiking Boots 7336 (Vasque)
 
Merrell Men's Capra Waterproof Shoes
J32335
Vasque Men's Inhaler II GTX Hiking Boots
7336
 
$139.95
$69.97
 
Merrell Men's Capra Waterproof Shoes J32335 (Merrell)
$159.95
 
Vasque Men's Inhaler II GTX Hiking Boots 7336 (Vasque)
 

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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.