Best Hiking Boots – 2019

When I am looking for good hiking boots, 2 things are most important to me: durability and water resistance. Obviously, if you’re going to invest in a good pair of boots, you want them to last through plenty of hiking trips. Being able to keep water out will make all the difference throughout the day in keeping your feet feeling great. The Merrell Moab 2 Mid WP Hiking Boots is the best boot out there if you are a serious hiker planning on covering a lot of ground – great support and stable. The options below are some of the best in both durability and water resistance.

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Men


Merrell Moab 2 Mid WP Hiking Boots
 – $130.00
Product image for Right view (Earth)

  • Footwear Height: Over-the-ankle
  • Waterproof?: Yes
  • Weight: 2lbs. 4oz.
  • Best Feature: Merrell M Select Fit.Eco+ blended-EVA, contoured footbeds with zonal arch and heel support


Merrell Moab 2 Low WP Hiking Boots
 – $120.00
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  • Footwear Height: Ankle
  • Waterproof?: Yes
  • Weight: 2lbs. 1oz.
  • Best Feature: Merrell M Select Fit.Eco+ blended-EVA, contoured footbeds with zonal arch and heel support


Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX Hiking Boots
 – $165.00
Product image for Right view (Black/India Ink/Monument)

  • Footwear Height: Over-the-ankle
  • Waterproof?: Yes
  • Weight: 1lb. 15.6oz.
  • Best Feature: Gore-Tex® waterproof bootie liners let your feet breathe while protecting them from the elements


Salomon X Ultra 3 Low GTX Hiking Shoes
 – $150.00
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  • Footwear Height: Ankle
  • Waterproof?: Yes
  • Weight: 1lb. 10.8oz.
  • Best Feature: Gore-Tex® waterproof bootie liners let your feet breathe while protecting them from the elements

 

Zamberlan Vioz GTX Hiking Boots – $305.00
Product image for Right view (Dark Gray/Red)

  • Footwear Height: Over-the-ankle
  • Waterproof?: Yes
  • Weight: 3lbs. 8oz.
  • Best Feature: Durable, single-piece Hydrobloc® full-grain leather uppers offer excellent support and flexibility


Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator Mid Hiking Boots
– $110.00
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  • Footwear Height: Over-the-ankle
  • Waterproof?: No
  • Weight: 2lbs. 2oz.
  • Best Feature: Performance suede leather and mesh uppers have protective rubber toe caps; breathable mesh lining


Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator Low Hiking Shoes
 – $100.00
Product image for Right view (Walnut)

  • Footwear Height: Ankle
  • Waterproof?: No
  • Weight: 1lb. 15oz.
  • Best Feature: Performance suede leather and mesh uppers have protective rubber toe caps; breathable mesh lining


Oboz Bridger Mid BDry Hiking Boots
 – $180.00
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  • Footwear Height: Over-the-ankle
  • Waterproof?: Yes
  • Weight: 2lbs. 6oz.
  • Best Feature: Waterproof nubuck leather uppers offer the right combination of breathability and protection to keep your feet dry on long treks; soft nubuck doesn’t require breaking in


Oboz Tamarack Low BDry Hiking Shoes
 – $145.00
Product image for Side view (Bungee)

  • Footwear Height: Ankle
  • Waterproof?: Yes
  • Weight: 2lbs. 1.8oz.
  • Best Feature: Waterproof nubuck leather and mesh uppers backed by BDry waterproof breathable membranes keep feet dry in wet, muddy conditions

 

Women

Merrell Moab 2 Mid WP Hiking Boots – $130.00
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  • Footwear Height: Over-the-ankle
  • Waterproof?: Yes
  • Weight: 2lbs.
  • Best Feature: M-Select Dry membranes seal out water and let moisture escape so you stay dry when you’re on the move

Merrell Moab 2 WP Low Hiking Shoes – $120.00
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  • Footwear Height: Ankle
  • Waterproof?: Yes
  • Weight: 1lb. 12oz.
  • Best Feature: M-Select Dry membranes seal out water and let moisture escape so you stay dry when you’re on the move

Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX Hiking Boots – $165.00
Product image for Right view (Crown Blue/Evening Blue/Lime)

  • Footwear Height: Over-the-ankle
  • Waterproof?: Yes
  • Weight: 1lb. 13.4oz.
  • Best Feature: Contoured to fit women’s feet, abrasion-resistant linings provide great breathability and quick drying

Vasque Breeze III Mid GTX Hiking Boots – $179.95
Product image for Side view (Gargoyle/Stone Blue)

  • Footwear Height: Over-the-ankle
  • Waterproof?: Yes
  • Weight: Unavailable
  • Best Feature: Dual-density midsoles with EVA cushion pods offer all-day comfort and support

Oboz Bridger Mid BDry Hiking Boots – $180.00
Product image for Rio Red

  • Footwear Height: Over-the-ankle
  • Waterproof?: Yes
  • Weight: 2lbs. 0.4oz.
  • Best Feature: Waterproof nubuck leather uppers offer the right combination of breathability and protection to keep your feet dry on long treks; soft nubuck doesn’t require breaking in

Lowa Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boots – $240.00
Product image for Espresso/Berry

  • Footwear Height: Over-the-ankle
  • Waterproof?: Yes
  • Weight: 2lbs. 2oz.
  • Best Feature: Water-repellent nubuck leather uppers feature Cordura® nylon ankle bands for comfort and flexibility; polyester linings wick moisture to keep your feet dry

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