When brisk falls give way to frosty winter days and gorgeous snow-covered landscapes, it’s time for an adventure. Snowboarding, cross country skiing, carving some fresh powder — whatever your adventure of choice, you must have the right equipment. One important piece of equipment is a good pair of hiking boots. Below is an overview of my top 5 favourite hiking boots.
Merrell Moab 2 Vent Shoe
The Merrell Moab 2 Vent is a shoe designed with both style and performance in mind. Partially constructed of water-resistant materials, this shoe is great for hiking on wet days. It has a ventilating system that helps release heat after a long hike and allows your feet to stay cool and dry.
Ahnu Montara III
When you talk about the best waterproof boots, women like myself think of Ahnu boots. For men, these words may not inspire confidence in a pair of hiking boots, but as a female hiker I can assure you that Ahnu produces waterproof hikers that are consistently reliable in protecting your feet on even the most rugged hikes. And they just released their newest line – the Montara III…
KEEN Targhee II Footwear
The Targhee II Footwear combines durable waterproof materials with a supportive midsole and cushioned insole for long-lasting comfort. A rugged outsole increases the traction on slippery surfaces for stable footing, while a slip-resistant heel reduces the chances of slipping and falling.
Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX Hiking Boots
The Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX Hiking Boots are a great choice for anyone who wants a comfortable, stable hiking boot. This model has been updated with slightly softer cushioning and more durable materials. It also has a new lugged outsole that helps increase grip on both wet and dry surfaces.
The Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX Hiking Boots have a full-grain leather upper that provides durability and comfort. The leather is treated with Scotchgard™ to repel water, mud and stains. These boots are perfect for hiking in wet conditions. The rubber sole of the boot has mesh material built into the sides to help with ventilation on hot days and going up slopes.
The Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX Hiking Boots come with Salomon’s proprietary SensiFit™ technology which creates an adaptive fit unique to each individual person’s foot shape and size. This ensures that your feet stay supported and comfortable throughout your hike even if one foot is bigger than the other (or if you have different sized ankles).
Salomon X Ultra 3 Low Aero Shoes
These shoes are stylish, comfortable and perform optimally. You’ll find a lightweight synthetic leather and low-density foam that makes these shoes not only stylish but also very comfortable. This airy feel gives you more comfort during long periods of walking or running. The shoe features an adjustable microfiber lining that adjusts to fit your ankles, making them very comfortable when you are on your feet all day long. Additionally, X Ultra 3 comes in a variety of colors including Black, Blue and Pink. The new and improved Cushiblok technology provides a soft, breathable and flexible fit while being super durable. With the unique Durable Driver Tech™ reinforced toe and heel protectors, these are just as good off road as they are on! The microfiber upper enhances your comfort while walking or running.
With the right shoes, you can go farther and feel better the next day.
These shoes are a type of footwear that is designed to be durable, comfortable, and lightweight. Hiking shoes are typically made from synthetic materials like nylon or polyester. They are usually breathable, waterproof, and have increased traction for climbing steep terrain. A typical trekking shoe is designed with a rugged sole and thick midsole for stability. This provides protection from the ground surface and increases shock absorption to reduce injury risk.
The shoe also has a high ankle cut to provide protection from branches and rocks when hiking downhill. These shoes have an aggressive tread pattern for maximum traction on slippery surfaces like mud or snow. Hiking shoes typically come in three different categories: low-cut shoes, mid-cut shoes, and high-cut (or “high-top”) shoes. The high-cut shoes provide more ankle protection and have an aggressive tread pattern that fits close to the ground surface.
The mid-cut shoes are for users with average to higher arches and are typically a blend of leather and nylon. In contrast, low-cut shoes provide less ankle protection. Hiking boots are typically heavier, stiffer, and more protective than regular shoes.