Hiking Footwear

The footwear category includes reviews of the best five products within each category of hiking footwear (backpacking boots, lightweight hiking boots, trekking shoes etc.). Proper hiking footwear is unquestionably the most important piece of hiking equipment as it will enhance your performance and protect your feet from injuries.

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Reviews of Hiking Footwear


Best Mountaineering and Backpacking Boots

Activities such as mountaineering and backpacking require a pair of good boots which protects your feet from injuries and improves your performance. However, as boots vary greatly in weight, comfort, traction and support, not all boots are suitable for all types of trails. In this review we have focused on mountaineering boots – which are… Read More »

Zamberlan Vioz GT Mountaineering Boots

The Best Lightweight Hiking Boots for 2016

The most basic and important piece of hiking equipment is a pair of well-performing hiking boots as it protects your feet from injuries and provides you with support, stability and traction. In order to achieve the best performance on trails, you should choose your boots with great caution. Not all hiking boots are suitable for… Read More »

Lowa Innox Lightweight Hiking Boots

The Best Trekking Shoes for 2016

Whether you are a recreational hiker or hardcore mountaineer, you need great-performing footwear. If you are mainly into “easy” trails (in terms of terrain, not necessarily distance) you will probably be better off with a pair of good trekking shoes (also known as “hiking shoes”) rather than regular hiking boots. Not only are they lighter,… Read More »

Lowa Renegade GTX Trekking Shoes