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10 Best Men’s Hiking Shoes

This article describes 10 of the best men’s hiking shoes on the market. In order to go the distance over rough terrain, the proper hiking boot is essential. Hiking shoes or boots provide necessary protection for your feet to prevent injury and discomfort. The type of hiking boot you need will depend on the type of hiking you do and your preferences. Sturdy ankle high boots provide extra ankle support and protect your feet from bruising on rough terrain. Lightweight sneakers or trail runners allow you to move more quickly without the weight of heavy boots. In order to enjoy your outdoor adventures, it is important to find the right shoe that works for you.

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1. Merrell Men’s Moab 2 Vent Mid Hiking Boot

Merrell Men's Moab 2 Vent Mid Hiking Boot, Walnut, 10 M US best men's hiking shoes

The Merrell Men’s Moab 2 Ventilated Mid Hiking boot is a sturdy boot with ventilation to keep your feet comfortable all day long. The Moab 2 has Vibram soles with 5 mm lug depth for superior grip no matter where your hikes take you. The suede leather and mesh upper provide all-day comfort right out of the box with no break-in period. The closed cell foam tongue keeps debris out of the boot, and the molded EVA removable insole provides additional arch and heel support. The breathable mesh lining allows for ventilation to keep your feet dry and comfortable.

2. Kitleler Men’s Waterproof Hiking Boots

Kitleler Men's Waterproof Hiking Boots Outdoor Work Boots Backpacking Trekking Trails (8808-Black-10 M us) best men's hiking shoes

These waterproof men’s hiking boots by Kitleler are an affordable option for work boots or hiking boots. The non-slip rubber soles provide extra grip for safety while working or hiking. The boots are made of faux leather with a tongue that is attached to the boot to prevent water, sand, and debris from entering the boot. Breathable insoles and rustproof hardware provide comfort and durability in a variety of conditions.

3. Columbia Men’s Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof Hiking Boot

Columbia Men's Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof Hiking Boot, Cordovan, Squash, 10.5 Regular US best men's hiking shoes

The Newton Ridge Plus II hiking boot from Columbia offers lightweight comfort for all hiking enthusiasts. A combination of leather, suede and mesh materials provide waterproof protection. The Techlite midsole provides superior comfort and shock absorption for all your adventures. These boots offer OmniGrip rubber tread, providing excellent traction for safe travel on all surfaces. These boots provide durable protection without weighing you down.

4. Salomon Men’s X Ultra 3 Wide Mid GTX Hiking boots

Salomon Men's X Ultra 3 Wide Mid GTX Hiking Boot, Castor Gray, 12 W US best men's hiking shoes

The Ultra 3 Wide Mid GTX Hiking boot from Salomon provides lightweight protection on rugged terrain. These comfortable boots are designed to provide a fit that minimizes fatigue and maximizes cushioning and support. These boots hold your foot in place to prevent slippage, providing stability and safety on even the steepest descents. The rubber soles are designed with a patterned heel grip combined with a specially designed sole, providing aggressive control and grip no matter your hiking speed.

5. Timberland Men’s Chocorua Trail Mid Waterproof

Timberland Men's Chocorua Trail Mid Waterproof, Brown/Green, 11 D-Medium best men's hiking shoes

For durable performance in a hiking boot, look no further than the Chocorua hiking boot from Timberland. These boots are made with a waterproof impregnated leather to keep your feet dry in the wettest conditions. Rubber soles provide excellent grip on a wide range of terrain. The mid-height provides additional ankle support. A rubber toe box provides added protection from rocks and other obstacles. These stylish boots are a hit on the trails and around town.

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6. Camel Crown Hiking Shoes

CAMEL CROWN Hiking Shoes Men Breathable Non-Slip Sneakers Lightweight Low Top for Outdoor Trailing Trekking Walking Dark Gray 9 best men's hiking shoes

These hiking sneakers from Camel Crown provide lightweight but rugged protection for long distance hiking. These hikers provide comfortable protection with Ortholite stretchy insoles and added shock absorbing materials for the most rugged of hikes. Added arch support allows you to go the distance. Outer mesh provides ventilation while inner moisture-wicking mesh keeps your feet dry and cool no matter the weather. Non-slip soles provide grip on rugged terrain.

7. Xpeti Men’s Wildfire Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot

XPETI Men's Wildfire Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot Grey/Blue 9 best men's hiking shoes

These waterproof hiking boots from Xpeti provide the fit and comfort of a sneaker with the protection of a hiking boot. The mid ankle height provides ankle support in rough terrain. The X-Dry membrane will keep your feet dry in all types of weather. The high traction grip outsoles keep your feet from slipping on the trail. These shoes are perfect for all your adventures from hiking to trail running. Their attractive styling makes them perfect for wearing all day.

8. Flarut Men’s Sandals Barefoot Hiking Shoes

FLARUT Men's Sandals Barefoot Hiking Shoes Quick Dry Lightweight Outdoor Training Water Walking Shoes  (Gray, EU43) best men's hiking shoes

This barefoot hiking shoe from Flarut provides all-day comfort and protection. The quick-drying, water-resistant mesh upper will keep your feet dry and comfortable. Non-slip rubber soles provide added grip on slippery surfaces, and a rubber toe box provides impact protection for your toes. Shock absorbing materials provide added protection for your feet while providing barefoot comfort. Stretchy laces allow for a custom fit for long adventures.

9. The North Face Ultra 109 Gore-Tex Wide Hiking Boot

The North Face Mens Ultra 109 GTX Hiking Shoe TNF Black/Dark Shadow Grey - 10.5 D(M) US best men's hiking shoes

The Ultra 109 hiking boot from North Face provides protection and comfort no matter the terrain. The leather upper combined with the Gore-Tex lining provides waterproof but breathable protection that will keep your feet comfortable and dry. The soles provide extra traction when moving quickly on uneven surfaces. This shoe is designed with subtle pronation correction to allow you to go the distance in comfort. This hiking shoe is perfect for trail running and long-distance hiking allowing you to move fast and light.

10. Dabbqis Hiking Shoes for Men Trail Running Sneakers

Dabbqis Hiking Shoes for Men Trail Running Sneakers Lightweight Athletic Trekking Boots Breathable Water Shoes (10, Improved Gray) best men's hiking shoes

This men’s trail sneaker from Dabbqis provides lightweight comfort for a day on the trail whether you are walking or running. The breathable mesh upper allows moisture to escape, keeping your foot dry and comfortable. Triangular lugs on the soles provide traction on wet and slippery surfaces. The minimalist design of this hiking shoe allows your feet to move more naturally, strengthening your foot muscles. If you want to move quickly, these may be the best men’s hiking shoes for you.

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By BCR Staff

June 2019