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Recent Backpacking Boot Reviews

Asolo Men's TPS 520 GV

rated 1 of 5 stars These boots put my life in danger in the backcountry in winter. I guess these boots are hit or miss—mine missed. I see the 5-star ratings and I wonder how many of you have had the midsole delaminate and the tread sole come off. Not good. I think they should stop production and confirm that their adhesive and midsole material is not defective. I paid top dollar and got Walmart performance. Their boots were backpack specific, for trail only, and had a soft life. Never used for work or exposed to… Full review

Meindl Softline TOP GTX

rated 3.5 of 5 stars These are the most comfortable pair of boots (or any other shoes) I have ever worn. The Vibram sole is superb, and although they are full leather boots they are relatively light and breathable. They could easily receive 5 stars, the only reason they didn't is because of one problem that should have been fixed by the manufacturer under warranty. I’ve used these boots for three long distance hikes during a 6-month period, with an average pack weight of 36 pounds. The trails I’ve walked through… Full review

Pivetta P-5

rated 5 of 5 stars I wore a pair of Pivettas in 1973 while hiking 1400+ miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. They were the best boots I ever owned! Full review

John Calden Boots Men's Mountain Hiking Boot

rated 5 of 5 stars These boots are great for on-trail or off-trail hiking. I hike in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado in and around Durango and Silverton. I have never found a satisfactory pair of store bought boots. The most common problems have been heel slippage and black/blue toes. A friend of mine suggested that I contact John Calden. He  works out of Estes Park, Colorado, which is a short drive from Denver. I made an appointment with John at his workshop. He took a very careful measurement of each… Full review

Herman Men's Survivor

Would be nice if first star was pile of sh*t so I could pick it. What a crock. Bought three pairs for me, son, and wife and I have to say when I was a teen you had one of the best boots around. So I buy three pairs telling my family what a great boot you have, but you make my words sh*t like I lied to them because mine lasted one day. I was gluing them back so my son didn't see they were trash, but got caught. I guess what I am trying to say is you made me a liar to my family. So here's a big F… Full review

Limmer Men's Mid-Weight

rated 5 of 5 stars Heavy duty, will eventually conform to your feet, may outlast the wearer. I have over 500 GPS miles on these boots, including the 110-mile Tour de Mont Blanc. When you are out in the middle of nowhere, you don't want your GoreTex booties to rip, or your glues to unbind, or whatever miracle material du jour letting go.   I am 61, and old school on many things. If you are going from your Lexus to spend a few hours on the trail all plugged in to your fitbit and iPhone...these are quite heavy, and… Full review

Herman Men's Survivor

rated 5 of 5 stars Still wearing these lightweight Herman 8" Survivor camo boots, for 3 years. Guess I'm the lucky one, soles still attached. Did an 8-mile trail hike yesterday, lightweight and keeps my feet warm but not real sweaty even at 8 F. Got em at WalMart as a closeout and am tempted to get another pair online if I can find my size. Full review

Red Wing Irish Setter

rated 5 of 5 stars I have used Irish Setter boots for most of my 53-year life as an avid big game hunter. I learned of Irish Setter in my early years from my Dad and Grandpa who strongly recommended them. In all those years we had only one problem. I contacted the company and they were exactly as my dad said.... a company you can rely on...Problem solved. When you have to trust in your pair of boots ... you should never have to think about them. With these boots I am extremely familiar. I have purchased dozens over… Full review

Zamberlan Men's 308 Trekker RR

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Good boot overall. I would like to preface this review by stating that the quality of the boot manufacturing is great. The leather is thick and supportive, but softens where it needs to flex. I got these boots off steepandcheap.com for $150 USD. Break-in was not bad at all. I think I could have gone hiking in them right off the bat without much issue. There was a slight hot spot on my heels at first, but that very quickly resolved.  I think that my main complaints are too much of an issue with… Full review

Top-Rated Backpacking Boots

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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Fortress Peak GTX
$18
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Salewa Mountain Trainer Mid GTX
$24 - $249
Salomon Authentic LTR CS WP
$91
Salomon Authentic LTR GTX
$91 - $139
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
La Sportiva Thunder II GTX
$96 - $99
user rating: 4 of 5 (19)
Vasque Sundowner GTX
$120 - $220
Mammut Teton GTX
$125
Salomon Quest Origins GTX
$126 - $161
Vasque Eriksson GTX
$132 - $220
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Merrell Ridgeline
$135 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Vasque St. Elias GTX
$145 - $199
Scarpa Mistral GTX
$180
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Oboz Beartooth
$150 - $220
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Alico Tahoe
$150
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Daska Pass OT
$150 MSRP
 
AKU Zenith GTX
$156
Hanwag Altai GTX
$158
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Merrell Crestbound Gore-Tex
$160 - $230
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Red Wing Irish Setter
$160
Vasque Skywalk GTX
$160 - $200
Vasque St. Elias GTX Boot
$160 - $199
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX
$161 - $239
Mammut White Rose GTX
$170 - $249
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (6)
Keen Erickson PCT
$170 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
The North Face Dhaulagiri II GTX
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Oboz Wind River
$185
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Merrell Perimeter Gore-Tex
$175 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vasque Summit GTX
$176 - $219
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Fabric/Leather
$179 MSRP
The North Face Verbera Backpacker GTX
$180
user rating: 4 of 5 (16)
Alico Summit
$180
Timberland Classic 6" Premium
$180 MSRP
Alpina Helios
$184
Oboz Wind River II BDry
$185
 
Cabela's Meindl Air Active Backpacker Boots
$190
Salomon Quest Prime GTX
$190
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Pacific Crest GTX
$190 - $249
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Danner Talus GTX
$190 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Danner Expedition GTX
$190 MSRP
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Montrail Feather Peak GTX
discontinued
Ecco Biom Hike 1.6
$195
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Zamberlan 730 Gear GTX
$196
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Scarpa Kailash GTX
$219
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (47)
L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather
$249
Mammut Trovat Advanced High GTX
$199 - $248
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Salomon X Ultra Trek GTX
$200
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva Pamir
$200
Zamberlan 993 Trek Lite GTX
$208
AKU Superalp GTX
$210
Merrell Outbound Mid Leather Gore-Tex
$210 MSRP
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