Mountain Equipment Company

Boots for hiking and backpacking











































































































































































Made for getting way out there

Tackle bucket-list backpacking trips or local day hikes with ease in burly boots from Scarpa, La Sportiva, Hanwag and more. Multi-directional lugs and technical soles keep you stable and supported as you navigate slick trails. Rubber toecaps stand up to rocks and roots along the way. GORE-TEX® waterproofing keeps puddles and streams on the outside, where they belong.

How to choose hiking boots

With so many types available, how do you decide which hiking boots are best for you? Start by thinking about what kind of hiking you plan to do. Day hikes from basecamp or multi-day backcountry trips? Well-travelled trails or rugged route-finding missions?

Durable day-hiking boots are stable and comfortable for logging lots of kilometers. Higher-cut backpacking boots offer the ankle support you need to carry a heavy pack over technical terrain. No matter which boots you pick, pair them with hiking socks to keep your feet blister-free and comfortable.

In between trips, give your boots a little TLC. Cleaning your hiking boots helps them last longer (and stay waterproof). If your boots are full-grain leather, you’ll also want to condition them to keep them supple.

Level up your hike

Start by packing the 10 essentials for every hike, including water, extra layers and a first-aid kit. Our handy day hiking checklist can help you remember everything. From there, the sky’s the limit. Our favourite extras to stash in our packs? Chocolate for the summit, a hammock for really soaking in the view, and a lightweight towel for drying off after a dip in the lake.