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徒步旅行靴是一个令人难以置信的个人工具。该y must fit perfectly, perform well in varied terrain, and keep your feet protected, dry, and healthy. It’s a tough task deserving deep research. We’ve spent a lot of time doing that research for you.

This article lays out the best hiking boots for men after dozens of short- and long-distance hikes. We’ve also tested these boots on and off trail — bushwhacking through the Rocky Mountains, deserts, and prairies. Jump to our top picks below:


Looking for lighter shoes for hiking? Check out our article on thebest hiking shoes here

We did our best to break down our favorites for specific activities. But if you can’t find a great hiking boot for your needs in this list, check out our guide on how to choose hiking boots below and head to your local shop. Happy trails!

该Best Hiking Boots for Men in 2020



所罗门X超3中秋节GTXis a very comfortable, fairly light, waterproof boot. It fits many hikers’ feet well right out of the box. Our testing, both on and off the trail, left us looking forward to more miles in these boots.

Thanks to its burly Contagrip outsole, it has provided good traction. We used it on trails and even steep, muddy roads while turkey hunting where trucks had gotten stuck. They kept the tester on his feet.


Don’t trust us? Check out the 425 reviews resulting in a4.25-star rating at REI。请阅读我们的full review here

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亚军全能远足:热衷Targhee III防水中秋节


该Targhee III is the most current version of a KEEN mainstay that has been in its lineup for a very long time. And it’s been around for a good reason: It’s a great hiking boot for a lot of people.


该Targhee III is a direct competitor to the Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX. It has a similar level of support, weight, and even appearance. But it seems to fit those with a wider foot a little better. They’re both excellent boots that will hold up for years of hiking. The Targhee III is particularly impressive in its lightweight performance at a very reasonable price for a good boot.

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Developed in collaboration with legendary climber Steve House, The La Sportiva Trango Tech GTX is a very advanced hiking boot. And, in all honesty, it’s also a pretty capable mountaineering boot. But we’ve put it to the test on multiday hikes spanning dozens of miles in extremely tough alpine terrain and found it to be a stellar performer, both on and off the trail.


This boot has a GORE-TEX liner to ensure waterproofness. Having slogged through running streams and mud for miles, we can attest that it lives up to its waterproof claim. It uses rugged, durable fabrics for the upper that maintains good breathability even in fairly warm weather. Our tests saw temps up to the 80s Fahrenheit, and while our feet did get warm, they were never unbearably hot — impressive for such a burly boot.

Other things we love about the boot: the gusset-free tongue, the 3D Flex system for precise support on rough terrain, and the low-profile but grippy outsole/midsole. Overall, this is a great boot if your trails take you to high, remote places beyond the end of the trail. Read ourfull review here

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Best-Fitting Hiking Boot:Tecnica Forge


该Tecnica Forge is the only hiking boot on the market that you can thermo-mold to your individual foot. That means it is customized to your unique foot shape by a professional boot-fitter. In short, it fits incredibly well out of the box, but it gets even better after a fitter heats it and vacuums it to your foot.




该GORE-TEX liner does a great job of keeping feet dry through soggy grass or puddles, but it can get a little warm in hot weather. And the deeply lugged Vibram “adaptive” outsole flexes well even though it gives significant support and foot protection.

For those looking for a custom-fit boot (those with hard-to-fit feet are especially well-served), this is an excellent model to try out. While you can在线购买,这是一个最好的商店,专业人员可以进行自定义购买。请阅读我们的full review here


Hiking Boots: Best of the Rest

SCARPA Maverick Mid GTX

Scarpa Maverick GTX


But SCARPA swung for immediate flexibility and comfort, and it definitely reduced the break-in period of its traditionally rugged-but-reluctant hikers. This was not the most stable boot we tested, though it kept feet acceptably secure. And while the lug pattern isn’t the most aggressive SCARPA offers, it has a fast profile with enough bite to keep pushing.

另外,为$ 169,这是一个值进行比较,SCARPA的其他产品。




Probably the most comfortable boot we tested straight outta the box, the Merrell Moab 2 Mid Ventilator (in a swanky室外的声音协同合作的配色方案) focuses more on all-day wearability than outright defense against the elements. There’s no waterproof membrane — but a suede-leather upper will repel some moisture.

但是梅里尔建摩押2呼吸机 - 顾名思义 - 保持开机通风透光。在每启动17盎司,这是我们测试的最轻的战靴之一。虽然胎面是没有侵略性不够抢下来每一个线索无忧无虑,它可以处理大量沉着地形多样的。此外,这是因为沿山区乡镇的人行道,因为它是远足任何岩石的路径出来的舒适的步行。

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Vasque Breeze AT Mid GTX

Vasque Breeze AT GTX hiking boot

For stability and ultimate protection against jagged rocks, sharp sticks, and deceptively deep puddles, the Vasque Breeze AT Mid GTX is one heck of a go-to. We’ll be honest, after several weeks of testing, we’re still breaking them into that sweet spot, but these boots are great for more gnarly hikes.

这些都不是轻量级的靴子,你介意。在1磅每启动5.5盎司 - 与保护PU柄 - 你真的觉得引导你一步。但经过Vasque减轻网眼命中上点缀着磨砂皮过热。尽管如此,与GORE-TEX内衬防水加了一层,这双靴子做多保持热量比我们测试等。

But if protection is first on your list when shopping for hiking boots, these merit consideration.

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克里斯皮内华达GTXHunting Boot

crispi nevada gtx


Many hunters swear by Crispi boots, and the Nevada GTX is the brand’s cornerstone uninsulated boot. The full-grain leather boot has a GORE-TEX liner and burly Vibram outsole. It has a moderately stiff sole, which will provide significant support for those carrying heavy packs.

Consumers love the boots for out-of-the-box comfort, durability, and traction. Wereviewed the insulated version of the Nevadain 2018, and we loved them, particularly for their ability to stand up to remarkable levels of abuse. But for most hikers, the insulation will be too warm for summer use.

克里斯皮内华达GTXis an excellent, rugged boot. And for those who also cover big miles during mild-weather hunting, it’s a great single product that will span seasons. All that said, the Crispi Nevada GTX comes at a hefty price of $399, so these are a major investment.

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Choosing hiking footwear is an ever-complicated and personal endeavor. Boots built for durability and stability tend to be less forgiving than most footwear, and they require a more precise fit. Here are a few things that can help you find the best boot for your foot. And if you need more detailed info, check out our20 tips on buying the perfect boot

Know Your Size & Boot Fit

Remember those weird metal slide things that you’d step into for sizing? They’re still a helpful tool. Feet can change and grow as we get older, and getting precise measurements at your local REI or sporting goods store can help you choose the right pair. You might wear a 9 in one brand and a 10 in another, or need a narrow or wide size. Be open to trying something outside of your size range.


Avoid Hot Spots & Get Your System Down Early

Don’t try on boots with socks you wouldn’t wear while hiking in them. If you’re looking for a boot to get you through winter, try them on with winter-weight socks. And if you’re looking for summer support, put on your lightweight hiking socks. The biggest thing here is to try and avoid hot spots that can lead to blisters. You’ll want to nail down your system before heading into the woods.

Is the fit a bit off still? Another thing that can help correct fit is finding an insole that you like.SUPERFEETis a favorite, and the brand has a plethora of insoles to choose from for various scenarios. Additionally, you can trymultiple lacing systemsto get the fit of your boot just so.



总之,无论你走到哪里去,在你的靴子休息再走。穿他们周围的房子,商店,和之前一些地方短径hitting the big hills。Break-in time can vary from boot to boot. Read reviews. Know what your break-in goal is for your pair of hiking boots. Your feet will thank you in the long term.

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