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The hiking shoes that will take you far

Hit the trails in some of these sturdy wheels – there’s a pair for everyone in our round up of the best hiking shoes

Written by
Jasmine Dilmanian

Gear up, we’re going hiking! And proper hiking boots are a vital part of any mountainside action, no matter the intensity. It’s hard to find cute ones and it’s even harder to find ones you won’t twist your ankle in – but when you do find that lucky pair, you’ll be heading out on the trails in no time. From classic Timberlands to sneaker-like LL Beans, through high tops and low, we’ll find you the hiking shoes that will change your treks forever.

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Best hiking shoes

High and mighty

1. High and mighty

These high-top women’s hiking boots have a high-traction outsole, a suede and mesh upper, a rubber toe, and best of all, pink accents! Your ankles will thank you later.

$89.99 on

Keen on these

2. Keen on these

The Voyageur hiking shoe from Keen is a lightweight and easy option that is lauded for its fit and abundance of toe room. Plus, they aren’t too clunky.

$115 on

Leather lover

3. Leather lover

Leather and waterproof – say what? These women’s hiking boots have a genuine leather upper with a waterproof and breathable membrane.

$109.99 on

It’s a man’s trail

4. It’s a man’s trail

These Merrell hiking shoes for men mean business. They are specially designed to keep moisture and debris out while keeping you stable and comfortable on the trail.

$100 on


5. Teva diva

These aren’t the Tevas you remember from your early days. Ahnu by Teva has created a waterproof, antimicrobial, high-traction hiking boot that you won’t be able to resist on the mountainside.

$144.95 on

On the tip of your toes

6. On the tip of your toes

This men’s trail shoe from Columbia combines leather and mesh for a durable, comfortable, all-weather hiking option.

$69.99 on


7. Ground-up

Enjoy the handsome looks of these Vasque high-performance hiking boots with a comfy and sturdy Gore-tex sole. Its cambered heel and stable midsole will afford you the perfect mountain stride.

$219.19 on

8. Star trek

Mercerized suede calfskin with a rubber sole, these unique Xiang Guan trekking boots are for the fashion-conscious man.

$74.99 on

You’re so vain

9. You’re so vain

Are you all about looks? Take pride in the Danner Jag women’s hiking shoes. The retro shape and colored detail make these a fashionista’s pick.

$169.95 on

10. Hike it up

If a hiking sneaker is more your speed, LL Bean’s Keen Terradora shoes are the ones for you. They’re waterproof, on the lighter side, and won’t take up three shoe spots in your closet.

$130 on

City slicker

11. City slicker

A simpler and more streamlined offering is the Discovery Expedition women’s boot, which is as useful on a trail as it is for winter in the city.

$55-$60 on

If the boot fits

12. If the boot fits

This Asolo men’s shoe-boot combo offers the shape and high-top support of a boot and the cool design and surface of a sneaker.

$194.95 on

Give him the boot

13. Give him the boot

Canadian label Sorel makes this beautiful and well-constructed men’s hiking boot that you could get away with wearing in the snow, too.

$190 CAD on

Get those Timbs

14. Get those Timbs

Timberland makes the top hiking boots, period. This sturdy mid-weight trail boot is eco-friendly, breathable, and made from real leather.

$77 on

Happy trail

15. Happy trail

Flex trail shoes are a necessity for hikers to prefer to go fast on flatter, less intense terrain. This colorful pair is flexible, supportive, and protective.

$109.99 on

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