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Answer the call of the wild

Tackle bucket-list national park hikes or local trails with ease in rugged boots from Salomon, La Sportiva, Oboz and more.

Grippy soles keep you sure-footed on slick mud and loose gravel. Rubber toecaps stand up to rocks and roots, and GORE-TEX® waterproofing keeps you dry through puddles and stream crossings.

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. Short day hikes or multi-day backcountry trips? Well-travelled trails or rugged route-finding missions?

Durable hiking boots are stable and comfortable for logging lots of kilometers. Higher-cut backpacking boots are more supportive when you’re covering technical terrain and carrying heavy loads. For mellow hikes, you could also wear hiking shoes or even trail running shoes.

No matter which boots you pick, pair them with hiking socks to keep your feet blister-free and comfortable.

Après-hike essentials

After a long day’s hike, slide into slippers or booties. Cozy wool and synthetic insulation keep your feet toasty while you cook dinner or lounge around the cabin. In between trips, it’s a good idea to 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.