I have always preferred hiking shoes to hiking boots because of increased mobility and reduced weight. I know this is a matter of preference and a lot of hikers and adventurists want the ankle support of a hiking boot but I’m a hiking shoe guy.
Today seemed like as good of a day as any to throw these four hiking shoes on your radar. We still have months left of Summer and then we’re into Fall which means we have like half of a year ahead of us still to hit the trails.
The first shoe we see here is the Forsake Range Low in Brown/Tan ($140) which also comes in a stylish Olive/Gray colorway if you’re into that.
This hiking shoe is waterproof and breathable in construction so your feet stay dry without sweating up a storm. The Vibram Megagrip outsole ensures you won’t slip and slide all over wet surfaces on the trail.
The Merrell Jungle Mid XX Waterproof AC+ also sells for $140. The upper is constructed out of lightweight/durable pig suede with a waterproof construction on the inside to keep your feet dry no matter how wet it gets out there.
The Merrell Air Cushion+ will give you full foot (heel to toe) comfort so you can hike all day in these without hurting your feet. They also feature a Vibram® outsole for superior traction in all weather conditions.
This one is the Naglev Unico Hiker which sells for $172 on sale right now (usually $230) over on Huckberry. The one-piece seamless construction on the upper means there are no stress points and this will last a lot longer than shoes pieced together from multiple parts.
The speed cable laces are designed to be changed on the fly if you need to, and there’s an interior wool liner sock that wicks away moisture while keeping your feet dry all day. These are 100% waterproof in construction and coated with an abrasion-resistant rand that protects the shoes from oil, grease, and water.
The last hiking shoe on today’s list is the Danner Mountain 600 Low in Saddle Tan for $180. The Vibram SPE midsole is made with cushioned rubberized EVA and the Vibram Fuga outsole has ‘self-adapting lugs’ with specially formulated Megagrip from Danner that will ensure you don’t slip and slide, these offer ultimate stability.
The full-grain leather uppers look amazing and they are made from some of the finest and most durable leather around. These are 100% Dannery Dry waterproof so your feet won’t get soaked but moisture is able to escape so your feet can still breathe.
Let’s check out those hiking shoes again:
 Forsake Range Low in Brown/Tan [$140]
 Merrell Jungle Mid XX Waterproof AC+ [$140]
 Naglev Unico Hiker [$172]
 Danner Mountain 600 Low in Saddle Tan [$180]
If you are looking for more options, CHECK OUT THIS ROUNDUP of the best sales/deals on shoes right now if you’re into saving money!
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