We Tested the Best Hiking Boots for Every Adventure

Compiling a list of the best hiking boots for every adventure is hard work.

There are endless outdoor pursuits that require boots—and an even greater mix of conditions. You could be traversing wet, sloppy trails; scrambling over rock; and carefully picking your way through technical jungle terrain. So that’s precisely what we did to find the best options for fall/winter 2019.


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For our test, we took a dozen pairs of traditional hiking boots and boot-shoe hybrids, then trekked up Kebenkaise, Sweden’s highest peak, and hit wet trails. Stateside, we gauged traction on Utah’s Cedar Mesa and the San Rafael River’s Little Grand Canyon. To evaluate comfort, we backpacked Golden Gate Canyon State Park and the James Peak Wilderness. 

After whittling down the list, we ended up with eight hiking boots that provide plenty of comfort with the guts to take on tough terrain.

No matter what kind of adventure you’re embarking on, you’ll need one of these to stabilize your ankles (they’ll also eat dirt and boulders with ease).

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Best for Rocky Terrain

Hoka One One Arkali   

This hiker builds confidence with an ankle-and-heel strap that you adjust on the fly and grippy lugs that made it easier to scramble over slick rock. At just under a pound per shoe, the Arkali feels like a trail runner.

[$ 200; hokaoneone.com]

Best for Backpacking

Scarpa ZG Trek GTX

Multiday backpacking trips require lots of support, so this Scarpa boosts stability by adding weight. At about 1.5 pounds per boot, the GTXs won’t buckle under a fully loaded pack, yet the suede uppers breathe like a lighter shoe.

[$ 230; scarpa.com]

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Best for Thru-Hiking

Oboz Sawtooth II Low Waterproof 

Comfy out of the box, the Oboz are made for big-mile thru-hikers who burn through footwear. The tough, oversize sole’s big lugs tackle nasty terrain, but the boot feels just as good on a casual day hike.

[$ 140; obozfootwear.com]

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Best for Technical Terrain

Salewa Wildfire Edge 

Salewa meshes a hiker with a climbing shoe, letting us scramble up technical terrain, then make moves that would be foolish with a normal outsole. The laces tighten to the toes for almost surgical on-rock performance.

[$ 170; salewa.com]

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Best for Wide Toe Boxes

Salomon Odyssey Triple Crown 

Cursed with a wide toe box? These minimalist, beefed-up trail runners give broad feet space while holding in place, mile after mile, on thru-hikes or weekend treks to the highest local peak.

[$ 140; salomon.com]

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Best for Comfort

Keen Axis Evo Mid 

The knit upper on the 14-ounce Axis Evo Mid is reinforced at the laces to provide structure, and they fit us like a glove—sans an arduous break-in period. We found the hefty soles ready to take a pounding on rooty, rocky trails.

[$ 160; keenfootwear.com]

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Best for Custom Fit

Tecnica Forge S GTX 

Like its ski boots, Tecnica designed this do-it-all mid-hiker with a custom-fit footbed that skips right by the irritation of breaking in new shoes on the trail. We appreciated the beefy ankle support on tricky terrain.

[$ 270; tecnicasports.com]

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Best for Trail to Street

Danner Trail 2650 GTX 

Don’t be fooled by the casual styling—these Danners pack a Vibram Megagrip outsole that gives the leather-and-fabric low hiker trail cred with an aggressive lug pattern that eats dirt and boulders with ease. Yank the footbed and air it out if you get sweaty.

[$ 170; danner.com]

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Go From the Bike to the Office With These Stylish New Motorcycle Boots

Legitimate motorcycle boots generally fall into one of two categories: Superhero Chic (think garish colors and plastic buckles) and Mad Max Desert Cowboy (leather straps, unnecessary patchwork, zippers in weird places). The Los Angeles-based apparel company Aether saw an opportunity to make something more sophisticated. Enter the Aether Moto Boot.


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What It Is:
This is Aether’s first foray into footwear, and in keeping with the company’s minimalist ethos, the boots are built to make a strong but subtle statement. Pebbled Italian leather and rugged Vibram outsoles give them a lifespan that’s probably longer than your motorcycle, while the biggest surprising stylistic flourish comes from the blue thread on the welt. It’s the sort of distinguishing mark that’s only visible to someone who finds themselves staring.

But what makes the boots motorcycle boots, aside from their general heft, are the four pads of D30 ankle protection. Over each malleolus, the protruding bones popping out on either side of your ankle, you’ll find a circular patch of armor strategically placed to prevent road rash.

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Why We Like It:
We didn’t test the boots in a crash, and hopefully we never do. But the weight of the double-layered leather, along with the armor, implies that we’d fare as well as one can expect in a motorcycle accident.

The bigger selling point is that we’ll actually wear the Moto Boots for daily rides. Even though they’re burly enough for long, multi-day trips, they don’t scream, “I’m a motorcycle guy!” We’d feel completely comfortable wearing them to the office or during lunch appointments.

The reinforced shifting patch on the vamp is the biggest giveaway that they’re motorcycle boots, but that’s something we’ll be happy to have once the leather really softens. The boots are pretty dang stiff out of the box, so it’s easy to imagine they’ll still be in commission a decade from now.

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Nitpick:
Minimalism has a cost. While the outer armor aligns perfectly with our protruding ankle bone, the inside pad feels like it’s about 1.5 inches off the mark. Fortunately the physics of going down on a bike dictate that the outside ankle is the one most likely to need protection, so we still feel protected. In any case, the Moto Boot is still magnitudes safer than the thin boots we were wearing before. And they look just as good, if not better.

[$ 595; aetherapparel.com]

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The Essential Back-to-School Guide on a Budget: The Best Boots, Bags, and More Under $150

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You don’t just look smart, you are smart: book smart, street smart, and fashion smart too. And you know the basics of back-to-school style as well as you know your ABCs. A luxe tee to layer under a cozy knit, boots, carryall, never-want-to-take-them-off jeans, a chill-stopping, head-turning topper, and, of course, a shoe for every occasion.

Without them your wardrobe would be like a book that was missing chapters. And given the wellspring of compelling new trends in the Fall collections, there are many stylish tales to tell. Feeling like a grunge goddess? Pair Madewell’s inkcheck plaid sweater with some Dr. Martens. Channeling Ali MacGraw? Cole Haan’s spruce green penny loafers will keep you right in step with classic collegiate style.

Think of this handy guide as the CliffsNotes to the best back-to-school basics—all $ 150 and under—and use the time you’ve saved to finish your Mensa application.

 

 

 

 

 

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Alexander McQueen Remakes New Pairs of Armadillo Boots For Unicef

ARMADILLO ALERT: Alexander McQueen has produced three new pairs of its Armadillo Boots to raise money for Unicef’s relief efforts helping earthquake victims in Nepal.
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The boots will go under the hammer as part of the Christie’s Handbags & Accessories Auction, which starts Tuesday at 12:00 noon EST and runs until July 23.
The famous boots were designed by Lee Alexander McQueen and made their debut at his spring/summer 2010 show, Plato’s Atlantis. Because of their complex construction, they were never produced and just 21 pairs exist.
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The three new pairs of Armadillo have been handcrafted in Italy from wood and python skin.
One-hundred percent of the net amount from the sale at auction will be donated to the U.S. fund for UNICEF, which is assisting victims of the Nepal earthquakes in April and May.
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Chapter Two – Boots

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Rihanna Rocks 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards In Versace Green Fur Coat & Thigh-High Boots

When Rihanna posted a photo of Lil’ Kim on her Instagram account Thursday, we had no idea that she’d recreate the rapper’s style at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Riri looked like she stepped straight out of the 1997 music video for “Crush on You” while performing her new single “Bitch Better Have My Money.” Dressed in an emerald green Versace fur coat, thigh-high boots, nameplate necklace and oversized sunglasses, she oozed sex appeal and swagger.

The Barbadian singer even styled her jet black hair with blunt bangs that looked like the colorful wigs Lil’ Kim wore in the ’90s. #Nailedit

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Yay or Nay?: Kanye West Rocks Suede Ankle Boots At Paris Fashion Week [Photos]

Kanye West has always been a fashion forward kind of guy. But, we gotta ask what’s good with the suede ankle boots, with a prominent heel, he was seen rocking at Paris Fashion Week?

With his wife looking like a super villain thanks to her platinum blonde hair, Yeezy was dressed like her evil mastermind sidekick at the Givenchy show thanks to what looks like an all suede number (with a scoop neck?). We already feel a ways about paying this much attention to his wears.

However, after making the streetwear and sneaker aficionados foams at the mouth with his adidas Yeezy Boosts and Season 1 collection, this return to a Zoolander-type aesthetic must be noted.

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On All Songs Considered this week, we share another great batch of tunes, including new work from Beyonce’s collaborator Boots and a brand new song from the great Bill Fay.

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Meet Your New Favorite Winter Boots

Quoddy Boots

They say it happens in all relationships: One day you’re the picture of bliss, the next, well, you’re . . . restless. There is a sudden urge for something a little different—a little variety, perhaps, a little something else. Well, it happened in mine. Specifically, it happened in my closet.

Ugg boots came into my life sometime shortly after I reconnected with an erstwhile West Coast–bred friend at my New Hampshire boarding school. There was something about their Australian provenance, how the sheepskin kept your feet warm in winter and cool in summer, despite the thickly shaggy interiors; their unending comfort, their popularity with the new neo-bohemians, with surf culture and Abbot Kinney, with the ease with which I might walk through the snow and crisply stinging late winter chill to classes, late afternoon sports practice, and “seated meals,” where I would kick them off at the dining hall and slip into something more formal, all day long feeling like my feet were encased in plush pillows. (“You don’t even need socks!” I remember my friend saying, and that proved mostly true.) Plus, the sand-colored suede looked good with jeans, and I think the unifying consensus was that they looked like the type of moon boot that ballerinas might wear offstage. Friends, I dove right in. I wore them until they nearly disintegrated. (Admittedly, I did not spring for the waterproofing spray: Those sheepherders apparently thrive in a more arid climate than mine.) I was warm, I was comfortable, I plodded along through any and all weather, through various climates, on planes, trains, and automobiles, down busy city streets and deep into the woods for long weekends away. We were happy.



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I don’t have to tell you what happened next. But suffice to say that I began to feel like I needed something beyond what they were providing. Something a little less ubiquitous. (Sure, they were beloved by tabloid fixtures and mall rats alike, and Britney Spears began basically living in them as she bopped in and out of gas stations, raising her young brood and likely training them to deliver Marlboro Lights by crooning for “mommy’s lollipops,” but that wasn’t their fault.) What we had was real, but between some particularly aggressive salt on a city street and my high school graduation, it became clear that it was time to step out. I’m not saying it was right, but I’m saying it was right for me.

Friends, I’ve found new boots to add to my rotation—and I’ve never been happier. Between my updated Uggs (no laces required for early morning dog-walking), my deep-freeze-approved Sorels, which took me to the far, far, below sub-zero Adirondacks and back, all ten toes intact, my shearling-lined L.L. Bean boots and my latest find, I am cozy, comfortable, and here to proselytize. And that new love in my life? Meet Quoddy: the entirely ugly-pretty and insanely warm, comfy-cozy never-look-back footwear of my dreams. Thick-soled and custom-made (with pride!) by hand in Maine, they’re not cheap, but they’re meant to last a lifetime—a claim that will soon be put to the test, with the frequency that my colleagues at the Vogue office have been wearing theirs. The label’s moccasins and penny loafers are charm incarnate, it’s true, but these frozen days (and nights), it’s all about the sheepskin-lined, memory-foam-padded Twinstrap boots. One part Nanook of the North, one part The Lord of the Rings (those ring-closures!), one part prep (we are talking Maine, after all), all totally authentic, hand-hewn luxurious comfort. And chances are, not all of your friends will be wearing them, too. (Not yet, anyway.) Who says you only get one great love?

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