Backpacking Boots


La Sportiva




less than $100
$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$300 - $399.99
$400 - $499.99
$500 and above

Recent Backpacking Boot Reviews

Meindl Island Pro MFS

rated 4 of 5 stars Great boot, very comfortable, bulletproof. Very, very poor aftersales service. Had these for about 4 years and done many backpacking/trekking kms both in ANZ, Europe and Asia.  Extremely comfortable and supportive boots and fitted very well given that I have fairly aggressive orthotics and find getting a good fit a big challenge. I am 98kgs so a lot of weight to support when you add another 20kgs or so, but no issues at all with these boots in that regard. My only complaint about the boots is that… Full review

Asolo Men's TPS 520 GV

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Great until the sole split apart from the boot. If I pulled down where the sole material is missing, it pulls apart from the upper part of the boot. Unfortunately I have the same issue as others have with this boot. It was awesome while it lasted. I hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and out again with them years ago and did some minor hikes after. I was getting them cleaned up today and noticed the sole coming off the main boot. I was going to wear these on a hike to Mt. Everest Base Camp… Full review

Vasque Montana

rated 5 of 5 stars This is my second pair of these boots. They require new soles every once in a while but are otherwise bomb-proof and work well with crampons. While you can use running shoes on well-worn hiking trails, these boots are good for rugged off-trail and winter backpacking in rocky terrain. I saw some people looking for this boot. As I understand it, Vasque was the exclusive distributor for Gronell until sales of this product dropped off for the cheaper / lighter boots in the late '90s. These boots go… Full review

Vasque Exodus

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Great at first, but didn't last! The boots fit well and were great—the first two times I wore them. I wore them on a 14-mile hike last weekend and the sole literally fell off one of the boots. It started to come off the back of the second boot, too. I hiked over two hours on a boot without a rubber sole! Full review

Lowa Trekker

rated 5 of 5 stars Don't go for lightweight boots. I got the earlier model in 1991 and they lasted almost 15 years. Don't make the mistake of buying a lighter LOWA boot. I replaced my old boots with the leather lined Renegade GTX, which resulted in blisters, wet feet, and sore foot soles. Holes have already appeared in the tongue after less than 400 miles. I regularly go on 20-mile day hikes and if you want a certain comfort level there's a price to pay in terms of heavier boots. After only a year I'm looking to buy… Full review

Zamberlan Men's 996 Vioz GT

rated 1 of 5 stars While these boots look and feel great, they have proven useless in my case. After only four walks, I looked at the soles only to see that great chunks of the sole on both boots had broken off. I cannot understand how a boot of this price can have such poorly constructed soles that they fall apart like this after less than a month. These are boots that are clearly well made in terms of the upper. One piece of hand made Italian leather. They look and feel great. However, there is clearly a problem… Full review

Esatto Women's Classic Hiker

rated 5 of 5 stars Your whole body will be in proper alignment. Weight is distributed evenly on hips, knees, and back. There are not pressure spots. Your ankle and feet are comfortable immediately after wearing, even for the first time. If price and lead time is preventing you from ordering your boots, then don't waste any more time—get on it and place an order ASAP. You will not be disappointed. Here is my story: Many sports related injuries, on the same leg have left me with almost an inch difference in length,… Full review

La Sportiva Men's Omega GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars Sturdy, but still relatively light, for heavier loads and rough country. I almost exclusively wear trail runners for hiking or backpacking, but for elk/deer hunting they simply don't work. I was looking for a sturdier boot for elk hunting, but still wanted them relatively light. I tried and returned several pairs of boots due to fit. I need a roomy toe box or it's a no-go. While if I ran in these La Sportivas, I would make the toe box even wider—I find it just roomy enough. Not so with the several… Full review

Meindl Island Pro

rated 5 of 5 stars Had mine nine years, re-soled once, uppers still in excellent condition. Never given me blisters, never leaked, always comfortable. Can't recommend these boots highly enough—no breaking-in period for my pair, always comfortable, never chaffed, rubbed or leaked, offer excellent ankle supper without being inflexible. The uppers have taken nearly 10 years of abuse and are still in superb condition (which warrants the re-soling cost) so including re-soling they've cost me around £30/year and I basically… Full review

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user rating: 5 of 5 (12)
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