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Shop Men's Hiking Boots & Shoes

Learn More About Men's Hiking Boots

Selecting Hiking Boots

Which Boots are Best For You?

Keeping Comfortable

Tips on Selecting Hiking Boots for Men

Boots are arguably the most important piece of hiking equipment you take with you on hiking and camping trips – your boots. Healthy, dry and comfortable feet make for happy campers (and hikers) and choosing the right type of hiking boots can be a complicated process. There are many buzz words out there that can cloud your decision but we’ve learned a little over the past 10 years of selling hiking boots. Consider these tips while buying your new hiking shoes:

  • Low cut hiking boots, or hiking shoes, are great for casual day trips and provide some ankle flexibility. Mid-cut hiking boots provide better ankle stability and are better for difficult and long hikes over rough terrain.
  • Support on the sides and bottom of the hiking boot is important because they will help you keep your ankles and legs straight, which will help you keep moving with comfort.
  • Choose hiking boots that have a cushioned and comfortable inside. The insole (or footbed) is important to consider because it will keep feet comfortable during both short and long hikes and walks.
  • The sole of your hiking boots can provide great traction. Generally more ridges that are deep and angled to help avoid slipping.
  • Waterproof boots are ideal for wet conditions, or if you do not know what kind of conditions you will be hiking through. Wet feet make hiking very uncomfortable and can lead to more complicated problems.