For bucket-list hikes and everyday adventures
Burly hiking and backpacking boots offer ankle support for carrying heavy loads over technical terrain. Rain boots block out storms and splashes so you can go about your rainy-day business. And insulated winter boots keep toes toasty on frigid commutes or snowshoe outings.
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Even the best boots can’t work alone
Merino wool or synthetic socks keep your feet cozy and blister-free all day. Insoles provide extra cushioning and stability, reducing muscle fatigue so you can enjoy a little more time outside. Traction devices bite into hard-packed snow and ice to keep you upright on slippery sidewalks and trails. And gaiters keep fresh powder or deep mud from sneaking in the tops of your boots.
After your boots keep you dry and sure-footed all day, give them a little TLC. Here’s how to care for hiking boots to help them last longer (and stay waterproof).