We showed you our favorite women’s hiking boots here, so naturally a list of options for men who love to climb should follow. Our options are all waterproof, stylish, protective, and promise maximum comfort, so keep reading to see which boots are calling your name as peak spring hiking season fast approaches.
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Omni-heat reflective lining on a suede and textile upper, SH/FT™ cushioning with soft beads embedded in a PU foam for a smooth ride, and a non-marking rubber traction sole make these a favorite among Columbia wearers. They also feature a higher shaft that provide great ankle support, and the steely, deep gray looks great on and off the trails.
Similar to the boots above but more classic in their shape, these waterproof suede hikers have seam-sealed construction to keep moisture out while providing serious comfort via the Techlite midsole. They come in a variety of colors from navy to peatmoss and run true to size from 7.5 to 17.
A 5.5 inch shaft and full waterproof grain leather upper makes these sturdy boots stand tough and tall alongside their competition. There’s a cushioned midsole for great support and shock absorption, while multi-directional traction keeps you from slipping on wet surfaces. The majority of buyers recommend these for their “great look and fit,” with many praising their value as well.
“Very rugged and durable boot,” one buyer reports, while another points out, “These boots look and feel great...The price was half of what most comparable boots cost.”
The contrasting color combination looks very stylish, but these are also waterproof, breathable, and almost universally loved by the hundreds of buyers who left glowing reviews. Let this in-depth love story convince you of their grandiosity:
“Where to begin? I cannot believe the quality of these boots. I bought them based off the clean aggressive style and almost endless features that these boots seem to have. But when I got them I couldn’t believe they actually send you a pair of super comfortable socks and extra laces... Took them on a hiking trip in vermont this weekend through some pretty heavy trails roughly 5.0 miles up (+-) 1300ft elevation, and wow it feels like having off road tires on your feet. Between the solid ankle support and the perfect balance of hard/soft rubber soles you feel like you can climb rocks and ledges like a mountain goat. “
It’s hard to go wrong with a classic pair of Timberland hiking boots, especially in a classic tan shade that travels easily from the trails to a casual outdoor gathering with friends. The TimberDry™ eco-conscious waterproof membrane keeps feet dry and comfortable in weather or moisture conditions, and a fully gusseted tongue keeps debris from finding its way inside the shoe. They’re also equipped with anti-fatigue technology to maintain maximum comfort throughout the day.
For sportier types who may want to use these for hiking and other more quick-footed activities, beloved brand Adidas saves the day with their AX3 hiking shoes. These sleek, modern boots are made for fast movement like trail running and did so by adapting a classic shape and fit with a Continental rubber outsole for extraordinary grip on wet surfaces. A molded sockliner and lightweight feel add to the comfort and agility, so invest in these if you’re planning to bound weightlessly from rock to rock on your outdoor excursions.
For hunting, fishing, and other activities that require a bit more protection from the elements, these Rocky boots provide a tall shaft that shields your knees-to-feet area with a waterproof neoprene material and firm-footed grip sole. 3M™ Thinsulate™ Ultra Insulation offers warmth in addition to dryness, and an EVA footbed means comfort. RealTree Camo print looks great when paired with the rest of a serious hunter or outdoorsman’s wardrobe, too, so there’s no need to sacrifice style for durability and comfort.