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Top 10 Men's Hiking Boots

Durable Hiking Boots To Keep Your Feet Protected And Supported In Any Terrain

Durable Hiking Boots To Keep Your Feet Protected And Supported In Any Terrain

Finding the right hiking boots for your feet, activity level, and lifestyle is crucial. Why? Just imagine this: you're up on a mountain, it starts raining, and the terrain is starting to feel slippery—without the correct boots, you're going to start sliding down the mountain with water-clogged and blistery feet. To be honest, that really doesn't sound too pleasant. Whether you're looking for the perfect shoes for some landscaping work, an exotic archaeological dig, or just a whole lot of hiking, you need to find a pair of boots that are comfortable, supportive, and durable. That's why we have used our signature Rank & Style algorithm to locate the Top 10 best-selling and top-rated men's hiking boots out there! On our list, you'll find waterproof wonders, insulated cold weather lifesavers, super support for those with sensitive feet, some combination of the three, and more. Now start shopping, so you can start moving! Opening image: @uggformen

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September 20, 2018

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The Rankings

Scarpa Men's Kinesis Pro GTX Hiking Boots
Rank & Style Approved


Scarpa Men's Kinesis Pro GTX Hiking Boots

LOVED FOR: No. Break-in. Period.

BEST FOR: These boots are a true investment for hardcore hikers.

Columbia Men's Peakfreak Venture MID Waterproof Omni-Heat Hiking Boot

LOVED FOR: A lightweight boot that keeps your feet warm and cozy

USERS SAID: "Very comfortable with good arch support. Boots are incredibly light. Great traction. Fit or sizing is as expected."

Dunham Men's Cloud Mid-Cut Waterproof Boot

LOVED FOR: These super durable boots can take a LOT of wear for a LONG time.

HELPFUL TIP: These boots come in four different neutral color combinations.

UGG Men's Olivert Snow Boot

USERS SAID: "I love these: Uggs that don't look like Uggs. They're lightweight with soft flexible soles, which may or may not be what you want in boots, but they are comfortable for sure."

BEST FOR: UGG's Polartec power grid fleece make these ideal for cold weather 

Columbia Men's Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof Hiking Boot

LOVED FOR: A perfectly fitting, lightweight, and waterproof boot

HELPFUL TIP: These boots come in six different neutral hues.

Vasque Men's Breeze 2.0 Gore-Tex Waterproof Hiking Boot

USERS SAID: "The sole of the shoe is thick enough to really protect your feet from the rocks and imperfections you will encounter on the trail. These boots also have the rubber covered toe which is nice for protection while hiking and seems well put together. The weight feels pretty light as well so it is not like lugging around bricks on your feet while hiking."

HELPFUL TIP: These boots are available in wide, narrow, and regular.

Timberland Men's Chocorua Trail Mid Hiking Boot

LOVED FOR: Boots that fit like a glove from the get-go and need no break-in period

BEST FOR: Thanks to Timberland's anti-fatigue technology, these boots are perfect for both the trails and the streets.

KEEN Men's Targhee II Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot

USERS SAID: "I was so impressed with how comfortable and durable these boots are... They have a nice wide toe box that provides room to move your toes. The way the laces lock at the top allows you to pull the laces tight around your ankle without cinching up the rest. This is amazing to keep your toes from going numb while keeping the boots firmly fastened to your feet." 

LOVED FOR: A comfortable, waterproof design that will last for years

Salomon Men's X Ultra 3 Wide Mid GTX Hiking Boots

BEST FOR: Getting a grip on difficult terrain

LOVED FOR: Lightweight precision and foothold needed for technical ascents and descents

Timberland White Ledge Men's Waterproof Boot

USERS SAID: "All materials are true to their description and it looks and feels like a genuinely crafted boot. I have walked through puddles and snow in these boots and my feet not only stay warn but the shoe is truly waterproof. A nice addition is that the shoe dries fairly quickly when returning indoors, and keeps its stylish look wherever you may go."

HELPFUL TIP: These aren't insulated, so make sure to wear thick socks in the winter.

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