Gear

The Perfect Hiking Boot

These boots were made for hiking…

It’s that time of year again. Time to bust out the boots and hit the trails. Who are we kidding—is there a bad time to hit the trails? Here are, in our mind, the best hiking boot recommendations to keep your toes safe and dry while camping this year.

Columbia Sportswear Company

Columbia suggested two of their current favourites to us. First, the Women’s Conspiracy III Titanium Shoe—a multi-sport sneaker. It’s perfect for a day on the trails because of its mesh exterior, cushioned sole, and extra traction.

Next, the Women’s Irrigon Trail Mid OutDry Extreme is a true hiking boot, both waterproof and breathable. Lightweight, but cushioned and durable.

Merrell

The MQM Flex is a men’s mountain hiking shoe and Merrell bestseller right now. This shoe is designed to flex with your feet to really connect with the trails below you. Extra traction and added durability are also must-haves while hiking that this shoe offers.

Another Merrell men’s bestseller is the Moab 2 Waterproof hiking boot. This protective boot is good for all kinds of trails, especially if it’s a little wet where you plan to hike. An air cushion absorbs shock and the slightly higher ankle adds stability.

Keen

If you’re more of a Sunday stroll kind of person than a mountaineer, Keen’s sandal hikers are exactly what you need—as long as you don’t mind getting a little wet while you’re walking.

Comfort and breathability were the focus when designing the Women’s Arroyo II and the Men’s Arroyo II. These shoes are a two-in one hiking shoe and sandal with awesome heel support and security, despite being sandals. No more overheating feet!

Scarpa

Scarpa knows outdoor gear for all types of terrain and extremes. Their price point starts a little higher than the others, but the spend is worth it—these shoes are meant to tackle the rugged outdoors.

The Women’s R-Evolution GTX is the perfect combo hiking boot for people who like to move quickly through trails, but also aren’t afraid to summit a mountain or two. The Men’s Kailash Trek GTX is a Scarpa best-seller that offers support and mobility in the same design.

Now what are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy.