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  • Writer's pictureCasey Wilson

I Tested And Ranked The Best Lightweight Hiking Boots For Men In 2024

These 15 pairs of men's hiking boots are popular for their lightweightness and durability. They provide superior weather protection, as well as support for challenging off-trail treks. Here are hands-on reviews.

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FYI, prices and ratings are accurate as of time of writing.


1. Columbia Men's Newton Ridge Plus II - Best Cushioning


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Highlight: Lightweight, durable midsole for long lasting comfort, superior cushioning, and high energy return.

Helpful review: "I bought these hiking boots for my trip to London England. When I got to change my shoes after a long flight, I was able to feel how comfortable these boots are on my feet. I’ve got peripheral neuropathy, and it’s painful at times while wearing different boots that I own. When I first tried out my new hiking boots, I was quite impressed with just how much comfort and grip that helps my balance. But, it’s the comfort of my boots that I really love. I walked the streets of London, Paris and Cardiff Wales with these boots. And I’m very happy to be wearing my new Columbia hiking boots, when I climbed up to the top of Cardiff Castle with very narrow steps. I’m very happy with my new boots, I love them." — Willie
Trending review: "This is my second pair. The first pair survived 4 to 7 miles a day on mostly city streets for nearly 2 years. The soles on the heels have worn down considerably over that time, but the rest of the boot is beautifully broken in, and the footbed is still super-comfy. I am using this pair just the same as I did the first, and so far (after about 60 miles intown), they're getting broken in and looking great." — Robert
Reassuring review: "Bought these for Burning Man and man did they deliver! I didn't have to break them in or anything. They kept my feet safe from the alkaline dust. Then just last week, I took them to Six Flags Magic Mountain where we put in a cool 21k steps in the rain! They never hurt my feet and kept them safe from the elements. Not bad for an $75 boot! I have a wider foot and the 8.5 fit me just fine. Will definitely buy again." — Danny L.

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2. Skechers Men's Relment-Pelmo - Best Air-Cooled Memory Foam


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Highlight: Relaxed fit.

Helpful review: "I’ve had these boots for 14 months and the left one just now got a small hole in the left side where the rubber meets the leather part. I’m a trucker that hauls steel on a flatbed and sometimes I need to get on top of the load to adjust a strap and these hiking boots work just fine. They aren’t too stiff and they bend really well. I sprayed them with extra waterproofing protection before I wore them for the very first time. They haven’t been penetrated by water, mud, or snow until the other day when the hole appeared. I’m ordering a new pair right now and will keep my older pair I have now for mowing the lawn or working around my property. Very Comfortable!" — Shane Lucas
Trending review: "These were a gift for my husband and he loved how light they were. He usually wears stiffer work boots but these were the most incredibly light weight but functional boot. These do not have a safety toe but he is able to work without that. The only problem is the wide is just not wide enough. My husband has worked in construction for years and has the feet to prove it. Unfortunately, he has broken his big toe several times and requires an extra extra wide. If these came in a 3E he says they would be best shoes ever. As they are they still deserve a 5 star for comfort." — Jennifer Winkelman
Reassuring review: "We are now buying a 2nd pair of these boots because my husband finds them very comfortable. He is on his feet all day everyday and his feet are nearly always sore, but these boots… they were comfy from day one until they started falling apart from being worn so hard. Skechers are nearly always very comfortable and these boots were no exception. They fit as expected and do not crowd your toes, even while wearing thick work socks." — Lisa

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3. Timberland Men's White Ledge - Best Ankle Boots


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Highlight: 100% waterproof leather.

Helpful review: "These are the most practical shoes I’ve ever owned, I’ve bought 2 pairs. I primarily use these fishing off the jetties and hiking. These things are great for taking a beating & keeping your feet dry! I’ve had my feet/knees entirely submerged in mud on one occasion and my feet were 100% dry. The grip is awesome for climbing over wet boulders & doing long hikes in tough conditions." — Chris
Trending review: "These boots are amazingly comfortable out of the box with minimal breaking in needed. I bought two pairs of these at a payless shoe store 20 years ago, and have been buying them ever since for an everyday comfortable around town pair of boots. Are there higher quality boots out there, of course... but at 80 bucks give or take a pair, I don't worry about damaging them or get salty when I tear a hole in a pair out hiking like I would with a 400-600$ pair of custom boots. I have fairly big wide feet and wear thick boot socks so I get the size 12 wide and they fit like a glove every time. If you're in the market, I definitely recommend trying a pair." — Pepperhead
Reassuring review: "We live on extensive rural acreage where the only pavement is indoors. Much of what I do is strenuous and stumbly... often on muddy or very wet footing. Traction and ankle support is essential. I believe these are my third pair of White Ledge boots. They fit true to size, with comfortable support, and each pair lasted longer than I expected, considering the abusive application" — David A. Buckley

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4. Merrell Men's Moab 2 - Best For Wide Feet


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Highlight: Waterproof membrane seals out water and lets moisture escape.

Helpful review: "Finally a hiking shoe that is wide in the toe box. This 2E size 9 is wider than many other name brands. Also lots of room in the instep for my high arches. Required no break-in time, they felt comfortable out of the box. Wore them for an entire weekend of camping immediately after receiving them. One night was raining steadily, while wearing a rain suit and walking around the campsite for hours, these kept my feet dry. Probably have about 10 miles on them so far, can't find any faults other than they can be a little hot in warmer weather." — Craig Sheppard
Trending review: "No complaints at all about this shoe! I knew that I needed some new trail shoes for my day on the South Rim Trail at Big Bend National Park. This trail is 12.6 miles with an elevation gain of 2800 feet. Earthtrekkers.com rates it as strenuous. These shoes were delivered to me in time for only a couple of shorter walks. Nonetheless, they gave wonderful, comfortable support on all parts of the trail, including on the extremely rocky Boot Canyon portion of the hike. I'll be buying more of these!" — Steve
Reassuring review: "Gave my husband a pair of Merrell shoes a few years ago to have something other than tennis shoes to wear with casual pants/ jeans. He refused to wear them for nearly a year. Once he decided to try them, he was sold. He loves their style and especially the comfort. I recently bought him hiking boots, then forgot that I did and bought these. Now he won’t wear the others because these are so much more comfortable." — C.L.A.

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5. NORTIV 8 - Best EVA Midsoles


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Highlight: Lightweight and Flexible EVA midsoles.

Helpful review: "I have fairly chronic pain from arthritis in my feet. I normally wear Red Wings for work but after a few hours my feet are aching. My wife and I are going on a small hiking trip with friends so I thought I should try some hiking shoes. When they came I figured I would wear them a bit to break them in and boy was I surprised! I can wear these shoes all day without pain! They are not perfect and probably will not last long for work, but for the money Ill just keep ordering more. I already ordered a second pair." — Steve Diny
Trending review: "I walk on average 6 to 7 miles a day. From the first day these boots were acceptably comfortable. Now, with more experience I find them exceptionally comfortable. They are also water proof which I have thoroughly tested by deliberately walking through puddles. All told these boots are great value for money. An extra, I am no longer a long distance hiker, being 80 years old, so how they would be on long hike I cannot attest to." — O. Legg
Reassuring review: "These shoes worked extremely well for me. I was about to leave for an 8-day trip to Colorado where I would be going on many long hikes and the Merrell Moab’s I have had for the last 4-5 years disappeared off the face of the earth. I bought these because they seemed to have good reviews, looked nice, and were a great price. I christened these boots with a 9-mile hike on my second day in Colorado and they worked great! I ended up hiking over 40 miles that week and they held up really well, never wore blisters despite being new shoes, and were VERY comfortable to wear for sometimes 10-12 hours and 10-12 miles at a time on rough, rocky terrain. I would recommend these shoes to ANYONE just getting into hiking and even to someone more experienced just looking for solid shoes at a great price. I would definitely buy these again!" — Isaac Nunn

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6. Columbia Men's Suede Newton Ridge - Best Long-Distance Boots


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Highlight: Lightweight cushioning.

Helpful review: "I got caught in a rainstorm that came earlier then was thought. This rainstorm was pretty heavy as it was the remnants of a hurricane recently here where I live in Maryland. I try to ride my motorcycle as often as possible including light rain during the year. I have about a half hour commute typically each way and today I got caught in BAD heavy rain and the temp was low 30s. With all the rain and traffic my boots were completely dry when I got home. I am so impressed that these boots got me through a tough storm and my feet were not super cold like they would have been if my feet actually got wet. Hats off to Columbia on these they just got tortured and survived. For the price I don't think I could ask for anymore . Perfect fit. Perfect price. Perfect protection." — Roadcomando
Trending review: "I was looking for some comfortable, lightweight hiking boots for relatively short day hikes or weekend camping or fishing trips. I wanted something with an aggressive tread pattern, waterproof uppers and that was also lightweight and comfortable. I considered several other brands and then found these. The reviews were very positive, so I ordered some in a 13 wide. I'd had good experience with Columbia jackets, but never their footwear. I was also a bit curious of what kind of quality I could expect for less than $100. It turns out these are exactly what I hoped for. They are lightweight and comfortable pretty much right out of the box and should break in a bit more with time and use. I love the red laces with the light brown color and they can be tightened up nicely around the ankles for additional support, if necessary. The tread pattern will provide plenty of grip in almost all conditions. I haven't had a chance to put their waterproofness to the test yet, but will update this review if they fall anything short of expectations. As for drawbacks, the insoles are pretty thin and ordinary and might need replacing before the rest of the boot gives out, if not sooner. Additionally, there is double-stitching in parts, but not throughout the entire boot, so I'll have to make sure it holds up and be quick with any needed repairs down the road. Overall, these are a great pair of boots for the money. You can certainly spend more on better quality boots that will take a long time to break in. If you're looking for boots you wear every day (or almost), that might be a good choice. But for the more occasional hiking boot that you want to be comfortable on the first hike and every one after, these are a good choice for all but the most demanding buyer." — Bill Jitsu
Reassuring review: "I use these boots for work. I'm a mechanic and walking around on concrete floors working on cars I needed something durable but not to heavy. I dislike steel toe boots so having these was a game changer. They fit absolutely perfect and so comfortable, I can move at an extreme fast pace and drive stick shift with ease like if they were a sneaker. The colors are great to choose from I have mine matching my uniform so I look professional. I have about these at work and other employees have now bought some as well. They are awesome.must have." — Chris

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7. Timberland Men's Mt. Maddsen - Best Anti-Fatigue Boots


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Highlight: Made specifically for people who spend long days on their feet.

Helpful review: "My feet stay dry and comfortable. They're great for walking quietly. Great traction in the winter. They slog through mud with no problems, the waterproofing is great for rinsing off. Bust up pallets, trek through a thick thorny berry patch, kick smoldering logs around the fire pit. They'll do whatever you want to do and look and feel great doing it. A pair will survive a year of mild abuse, 6 months of what I consider regular abuse. Boots are dead when the sole starts coming off and the seams are giving out. I feel that a man should own three pairs of boots, 1. A pair that they can beat to hell, 2. a pair that they can wear to dinner at the neighbors but also wear while helping a stranger whose stuck on the side of the road, 3. a pair for formal settings or just for looking good. These will work for options 1 or 2." — T.L.
Trending review: "I was looking for a replacement set of these exact boots FOR FUTURE USE, as the pair I bought ALMOST TWO YEARS AGO are still in great shape. I work on a farm, and wear them every day. EVERY DAY. They are much more comfortable than any boots I have worn before, they don't get too hot, I am in the dirt all day long (or the greenhouse), the rubber toes are still attached (!) and the strings still have not broken. Another thing I really like is that they support my ankles on uneven terrain, and I have not twisted my ankle even once while wearing them or rolled onto the side of my foot in the woods. I had to insert replacement arch support when I purchased them as I have very high arches, and the soles are about worn out, but all in all I would rate these a 10 out of 10. Putting another set in my cart now." — Dirk Knight
Reassuring review: "I have bad flat, wide feet. They usually hurt just standing for like 10+ minutes in one place or walking around after an hour. These boots are so comfortable that I got wore them for the first time on a weekend camping trip/festival. I stood and walked around in them all day and night and even fell asleep with them on overnight. I then wore them all day until Sunrise the next day. I drove home 3.5 hours in them. They are single the most comfortable boots I've ever owned by a country mile. They are possibly the most supportive shoes I've ever owned. Wow." — Brandon Ross

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8. Skechers Men's Verdict Boots - Best Value For Money


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Highlight: 100% Leather.

Helpful review: "I actually had the opportunity to try this shoe on at a Sketchers Outlet in Pidgeon Forge TN . They wanted $20 more tan the Amazon price and I gave them the chance to match the price, but they were having a "Buy one at full price, get the second for 50% off" sale and wouldn't match the price. The guy at the Outlet was very nice and said "you should get that at Amazon, I can't match it". The best part is that they come in a "wide" in my size. When I got them, they were comfortable and looked great. I use them as a "nice" pair of boots. Not for work, they don't have a composite toe, but look great. Frankly, I wear mostly Carthart and Deluth Clothes, and those brands look better with boots rather than sneakers. However, the quality is enough that you could wear them to work.. but they look too nice to ruin them. Full leather, nicely brushed, good color, will eventually developed a nice patina. Great for the working man who wants to look nice on a date, but is more comfortable in boots than sneakers. Sketchers is easily the most underrated shoe in the industry. I would rather wear Sketchers than Timberlands at twice the price. I just got them, so my review is about the new shoes. I don't much care for shoes that need to be "broken in" Look for other reviews as to how well they wear over time." — Aaron Mullins
Trending review: "My residence backs up to a cypress swamp here in Lutz, FL. The conditions during the summer get quite wet. These boots are 100% waterproof and well built. I replace them about every 2 years as I put a lot of wear and tear on them. Like them so much I bought a pair for my son. Upper separates from the bottom after a couple years but this is expected with the way I use them. Definitely recommend." — Kirk
Reassuring review: "I have bad feet so I have to have good shoes. I typically will go through a pair of shoes every 6-8 months. These boots last on average 10-12 months or more. Yes, on average. I love these boots so much I am on my 4th pair! The last pair lasted me 14 months of every day use. I am on my feet all day at work on concrete. These boots allow me to wear my cork insoles in them. I love these boots! I dread the day that Skechers stops making them." — Timothy Holzhauer

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9. NORTIV 8 - Best Mountaineering Boots


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Highlight: Flexible MD midsole reduces foot fatigue and absorbs shock..

Helpful review: "They are a little large but I wear a 7-1/2 and manufacturers don't seem to make many of that size and therefore boots/shoes in that size seem to vary in the fit. These boots lace all the way to the top through regular plastic oblong eyelets unlike my previous boots that had 2 rows of cleats on the top that you didn't have to thread the laces through. Lack of these cleats make it harder and takes longer to put on and take off the boots. There is no tab to grab on the back top of the boots to help pull them on. Otherwise boots are fairly comfortable (insoles seem a little thin) and should serve fine as "work boots" for occasional wear. If I were to wear these as everyday work boots I would consider some other boots. On the old Redwing Boots I had for years, the uppers were fine but the soles delaminated as did another pair of cheaper work boots that I had. Although the new boots look as if the soles are attached in the same manner as the old boots I had. Probably all boots manufactured in China are made this way but I hope the soles stay on these as goop and other glues could not repair and stop the delamination on the old boots and I had to discard them." — Gary in Richmond
Trending review: "To be clear, since there are multiple styles of boots in this listing and no obvious names or model numbers, I have the brown ones with yellowish detail stitching by the laces. These are my second pair of Nortiv 8 boots. The first pair had to be returned because the fit was so small and weird - normal length but very tight over the top of the foot. I took a chance on these based on reviews that said they run large. I wouldn't say they run big but they seem pretty normal, in my opinion, and similar to Keen (but not as wide in the toe), New Balance, Saucony, Hi-Tec, Sanuk, and some adidas (which are inconsistent) in size 11. Luckily for me, these are not tight on the top of my foot, unlike the other Nortiv 8 I tried, so I'm keeping them. the construction seems to be decent, and they appear to be reasonably comfortable. I work in bread sales, which entails 10-12 hour days in all weather (in the snowiest part of Ohio - look up "lake effect" snow if you're wondering what it's like), in and out of my truck and stores all day, with a moderate amount of walking and lifting. I couldn't find a waterproof pair of Keens or Merrells I liked in stock anywhere, so if these work out and I get half or a third as much wear out of these as I would those, I'll be happy, based on the low price. The jury is still out but I'm optimistic." — Sean
Reassuring review: "I saw the reviews and took a chance on these for our trip to Scandinavia - Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. We hiked volcanic beaches, waterfalls, and rode horses in the cold and rain and these boots held up marvelously. My feet stayed warm and dry. We walked/hiked 6 to 10 miles per day both inside and outside the cities. These boots remained comfortable throughout the journey. The memory foam is excellent. Plus - they look good! Highly recommended! Spend more on the name brands only if you insist on impressing everybody else with your labels. Buy them - You will not be disappointed." — Rick D.

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10. KEEN Men's Targhee 2 - Best for Big Toes


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Highlight: All leather is treated with a PFC-free water repellant, so you still get the same protection without the harmful chemicals.

Helpful review: "I have been using Keen Targhee boots for a decade because they are great boots but they are not perfect. 99% of the time the boots fit as ordered and will be comfortable for the entire day. Once in a while, I get a pair that fits a little too snug and I have to return them but otherwise fit is true to size. As a person who wears these boots for 12-18 hours a day, 365 days a year, at work delivering packages and on my off time, I can attest that they are quite comfortable and they are mostly well made. When I say mostly, it means that the only real problem I have with the boots is the rubber sole. Because the sole alternates between rubber and foam rubber in the design, there are times when the rubber separates from the foam and will flap around. Keen has a warranty but when I tried to contact customer service about the rubber separating from the foam, I was told it wasn't a manufacturing defect but normal wear and tear, improper care, misuse, accident, neglect, or the natural breakdown of the material. So in that aspect, having a one year warranty is nice but under theses circumstances it would have only been 30 days. For the price, I would expect the soles to at least hold up a little better than they do. If you wear your boots for 12-18 hours a day, 365 days a year, then these boots are great and will most definitely be a great choice for you. If you want to wear these boots with an extra pair of socks you should up size by at least a half, but ideally a full size, to make wearing them more comfortable. Unless Keen does something drastic and changes the shoe completely, I will continue to buy theses as they are really that good. Too bad Keen does not read these reviews as I would love to be a tester for their product line as the boots would really get put through the paces by me and my co-workers." — Ben
Trending review: "I have always worn Salomon’s, so this is my first time I’ve bought something else. I will say I am very impressed. My first impression was these things look like they’re build to last. When I put them on I was shocked at how comfy they are. I haven't tested them in water yet but so far the fit and comfort has been amazing. I bought these for an upcoming elk hunt I have in December so I will write a follow up review after putting some miles on them in the snow" — Austin B.
Reassuring review: "This pair is identical to the pair I have just worn out after several years. I am 71 years old and have some foot issues. I have found Keen products in general to be comfortable for my feet and these boots allow me to hike without limitation - at least as far as my feet go! If I am still mobile after I wear these out, I will probably buy another pair. Incidentally, I always wear inserts in the boots to cushion the bottom, and there is sufficient room so that the toe box is not too tight." — Bill B.

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11. Merrell Men's Moab 2 - Best Recycled-Material Boots


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Highlight: High-performance rubber sole with unmatched durability.

Helpful review: "Have yet to ever be disappointed with any Merrell purchase. I have all kinds of Merrell Boots and shoes. They last forever (with care). These are no exception!! Mainly bought for the color black! I have a wide foot, so the toe box could be bigger. I usually wear a 10.5, but 11's for boots just for that reason. Is great that the lacing on Merrill's allow for easy lace adjustment from the toe to ankle just to accommodate my foot! Can't beat that! And they hold up!! Unlike Keens and some other so called high end brands! Thanks Merrell!" — Hairybarry
Trending review: "These are a great hiking shoe. Bought the mid-cut ankle to help with an Achilles tendon issue and it has helped tremendously. Like all Merells they run a bit smaller than other brand - I need a 15 vs. a 14 for most shoes. Arch support is good as is. However, I have past knee issues and add gel inserts to all my shoes. There is plenty of room for that thanks to the removable insole." — LM
Reassuring review: "Have used Merrill for years during my archery hunting seasons. They have held up great so I purchased this pair. This hear when the temp dropped down in the mornings, I noticed these boots to have way to much air flow and my feet got cold. My older Merrill boots were all leather so that was the difference. If these are worn for hiking in warm weather, they would be great since they breath so well. They are also very light weight which I like when wearing them on walks or around outside the house. Just not made for the cooler days. Highly recommend them and they fit great. Put them on and away you go without breaking them in." — Gar

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12. Timberland Men's Flume - Best Arch Support


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Highlight: Premium full-grain waterproof leather uppers for durability.

Helpful review: "This is actually the first time ever purchasing hiking shoes. We just came back from Sequoia National Park and these shoes definitely served their purpose. The fit was just right. Since I do wear orthotics, the insole is easily removable and I was able to place my own orthotics along with my own insoles. If you do the same, you might want to get a half size larger, which I did. Otherwise, these shoes were perfect in the rain (definitely rain proof), snow (also snow proof), and kept my feet warm along the trails we did." — Victor B.
Trending review: "Husband has worn Danner boots since 1994! Price had gotten way too high and the last pair didn't wear well. They had always fit him excellent but the glue job for the soles was terrible... and the stitching, even worse! We don't know how these Timberland boots will hold up since he won't wear them until next Spring but they fit well and the price was great. We'll see how they wear then. They are nice looking." — D.T.
Reassuring review: "I wear these everyday as both a casual and active hiking boot. Very well constructed, incredibly comfortable, stylish (as I get compliments), and very durable. Spend a little extra the quality is totally worth it!!! Love these boots!!" — Michael

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13. Oakley SI Light Assault 2 - Best for Active Duty


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Highlight: Super lightweight.

Helpful review: "Honestly I was back and fourth on buying these and the garmons boots. Since I'm a cadet we do a lot of rucking so lightweightness really comes in handy in that. These are freaking light for a pair of boots. I didn't have to break them in much, but I did run a 4 mile run while wearing them. Overall I really like these boots and would get another pair." — Kody A. Purinton
Trending review: "About to buy my third pair of these. They are by far the best *lightweight* boots I have found in 13 years of wearing different boots for the Army, and I definitely think they are better than any heavyweight boot I've owned, though that is personal preference. If you prefer lightweight boots, look no further. The outsoles provide some moderate flex (like a running shoe) which makes them very comfortable to run and move quickly in. This does make the outsoles a bit soft (which causes them to be less durable) but the upper construction is second to none. My approximately 4 year old pair which has seen heavy field use still has no frayed or broken stitching or worn leather. The boots themselves still look fine, though the outsole eventually wore through, making them unserviceable, which is why I'm replacing them. They are breathable and and dry quickly. I can't speak to their performance in cold temps, however - they might be a bit cold for winter field use in cold regions. Other small problems: I recommend replacing the insoles, which are probably the weakest feature of the boot, but it's generally a good idea to chuck the insoles that come with boots to get an insole that fits your foot anyway. The laces tend to slip out of my boot somewhat frequently but eh, not a big deal." — T.J.
Reassuring review: "These are my favorite boots over my past 18 years. This is my fourth pair, third in coyote. They are one of the lowest price boots of high quality that I have found. The soles do wear out fairly quick as they are light rubber and foam, and there is no shank so if you step on something sharp it is going through to your foot. The eyelets on the fore foot are just holes in the leather so if the leather dries out (Atropia) the laces can rip through. All in all great boots, and I think I will buy them again if these wear out before retirement." — Alisia M. Wilson

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14. Timberland Men's Chocorua Trail - Best for Casual Wear


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Highlight: These boots add a rugged aesthetic to your casual, streetwear look.

Helpful review: "I work on my feet 8 hours a day. In 2010 I was suffering from Plantar Fasciitis, and wore Dr. Scholl’s arch support insoles with every shoe I owned, as recommended my foot doctor, and that worked well enough. One day, while shopping for hiking boots, I came across these ones, and noticed the great arch support they had, bought them, started wearing them to work, and never needed the Dr Scholl’s insoles again. They not only have great arch support, but also great ankle support. When they are new, I can stand in one place for a long time and my feet don’t hurt or tire. It actually feels like someone is holding my feet straight. The arch support holds well for over two years, the ankle support diminishes in a few months, but it is still noticeable over a year later. Overall, I need a new pair every two years or so. I do always own two pairs at a time, and I wear them all the time. My plantar fasciitis disappeared after wearing these boots. Still today, if I wear any other shoes, like my sneakers, and walk around for half an hour, my feet hurt, but with these boots, I can walk or stand all day, and feel no pain or tiredness. I highly recommend them if you have my foot problems. I also went on many hikes with these boots and they performed excellently, even after wearing them for months at work." — Runner
Trending review: "These are my go-to spring, fall, and winter boots. I have purchased six pairs and love them. Totally waterproof as I have walked in streams and rivers and mostly kept my feet dry (unless I go in too deep LOL). they are very comfortable boots. I was a logger for 25 years and wore many types of boots. none compare to these. Very rugged. I hike a lot and enjoy the flexibility at the ankles for uneven ground and rocky terrain, Built well. you can polish them and get a nice-looking dress boot if you like (I do). I highly recommend these boots." — Badaxed
Reassuring review: "There isn’t anything I don’t like about this boot. They are comfortable! I’ve hiked and portaged with them at the boundary waters in Canada. I wear these on our farm through all four seasons. In the winter I add a wool sole insert and don’t have to wear heavy snow boots. I keep the leather portion oiled. Every person finds a favorite item in life and I keep coming back to this “old friend”." — Greg Sparks

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15. XPETI Men’s Thermator - Best for Narrow Feet


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Highlight: Super aggressive X-grip rubber outsole with 7mm multi-directional lugs provides higher-traction grip while hiking.

Helpful review: "These are Awesome boots! Hoping they work well for my husband and stay waterproof as stated in the description for hunting season. Be aware- They do run at least a half size to a full size SMALL, for U.S. sizes! I had to return the first pair ordered and re-order a size larger to fit my husband's feet and allow room to wiggle toes a bit and wear wool socks for cold fall & winter temperatures! Other than that, they are the best boots on Amazon!" — Katrina wright
Trending review: "To be honest, I didn’t expect these boots to be so great. They are a bit stiff at first, but after only an hour of walking they broke right in. They have a foam sole that feels like you are walking in a cloud and very comfortable. They have great grip. I expected them to be more stiff because of the solid rubber bottom, but they feel awesome when walking around. The quality is great and I think they will hold up for what I need them for. I didn’t see any weak spots and the lace holders are sturdy. The left ankle support was a little stiff at first and rubbed into my leg, but I adjusted the lacing and that went away. I typically wear a size 10.5 but got the 11s and there is more than enough room for wool socks and comfortable room to move. I highly recommend these boots and I will definitely buy again when the time comes. Great boots and more comfortable than they look, for this price the least you can do is give them a try!" — Kandy
Reassuring review: "I put a ton of miles on every day for my job and most of them aren't very easy. I have to hike a lot of steep embankments and go thru boots pretty quickly with the number of miles I put on every day. A pair of boots has yet to wow me like these have. I bought these a few weeks before a trip to the Big Horn Mountains. We were gonna climb Cloud Peak and needed something that was warm and had some really good grip. Just from the looks of the tread on these guys I was hoping that these guys would be aggressive and not slip. Holy hell was I right. I felt like a mountain goat in these things. We got up about 5 am to start making our way to the summit from base camp. Everything was covered in frost and 90 % of our journey now was gonna be frost covered boulders. I never slipped once. Boulders and rocks would rotate under my feet but somehow these boots would stick like Gorilla Glue. I can't really explain it except that the rubber on these is so incredibly soft that it just latches on to everything. I took a chance at this price and I'm so glad I did. Buy these boots, buy them now. They got me up a frost covered mountain. I couldn't think of a better test or a better end result. Definitely buying a second pair just to know that I'll always have a pair of my new favorite boots around forever." — Chris

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