A trusted pair of hiking boots is a must-own in every man’s closet. While you may want to pass on the idea of walking miles through beautiful nature, we challenge you to think again—there’s tons of evidence out there showing how healthy hiking is for your health mentally and physically.
What’s great about hiking boots today is they don’t look like giant dinosaur stompers anymore. They’re lightweight, colorful, and versatile in wearing in multiple different environments.
The one thing you find in all of these boots below is they don’t just stop at functioning on the trail. It’s true some may be more difficult to style than others, but all of them can be worn out for other occasions. Maybe it’s a sporting event? A trip to the pumpkin patch? Sunday morning breakfasts?
Whatever your habits and hobbies might be, we say it’s time to fit in a little hiking. Let’s get some shoes and get walkin’.
Lems Shoes Boulder Boot Waterproof
Perhaps the lightest hiking boot we’ve ever stumbled upon, the Lems Boulder clocks in at a feathery 8 ounces.
Danner Mountain Pass
Danner is all about real, hardcore durability. The Mountain Pass features full-grain leather and a GORE-TEX liner to keep your feet dry and protected. We dig this limited edition S’mores colorway, too.
Merrell Moab Speed Mid GTX
VIbram outsoles, GORE-TEX membranes, and strong rock plates protect wearers from all the jagged terrain that comes with hiking. From unexpected stretches of puddles to irregular and sharp rocks, the Moab Speed slashes its way through with ease.
Forsake Davos High
Memory foam footbeds and waterproof construction caught our eyes in this Davos boot. The casual sneaker boot design makes it a nice choice to wear every day too.
On Cloudrock Waterproof
On Running has been able to nail all their other shoe models, so why not trust their hiking boots? It features their signature Zero-Gravity Cloud outsole, meaning your steps will feel lighter and more comfortable for longer distances of walking.
Huckberry’s exclusive All-Weather Duckboot is made for all types of wear. Waterproof full-grain leather, brass hardware, waxed laces, and a Vibram outsole make this boot a premium option for those who want something they can wear both on the trail and to the local brewery.
Don’t be fooled by this Danner sneaker, it’s stronger than you look. Made with full-grain leather and euroknit for the upper, open-cell foam for the midsole, and a Vibram outsole, you’ll be able to walk straight from the city and onto the closest trail without ever thinking twice.
Naglev Unico Hiker
Crafted in Italy, the Naglev Unico is one of the most unique low-top hiking boots out there. It’s supremely waterproof and features a lacing system and premium heel support to eliminate the chance of ever spraining an ankle.
Hoka One One Stinson Mid
If you’re one for cushiony comfort, Hoka’s Stinson boot is the way to go. You get the same feel as you do with their running shoes packed into a model that will power you through for miles on the trail.
Red Wing Heritage 6″ Moc Toe
There’s nothing like a pair of Red Wings, and once you break them in you’ll see how comfortable a full leather boot can be.
Salomon X Ultra 3 GTX
Another excellent sneaker option, and from the French brand Salomon. Our favorite feature on these bad boys is their lace locking system.
adidas Outdoor Terrex Free Hiker GTX
If you’re looking for another lightweight, high-top boot option, these adidas Terrex hit the mark. Did we mention they’re made with the brand’s signature Boost outsole?
Teva has been a name in the outdoor space for years. They’re light, supportive, durable, and they sit at a friendly price.
John is the Style & Gear Editor for BroBible. You can contact him on Twitter @johnthompsoniv or via email John@brobible.com
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