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Recent Backpacking Boot Reviews

Salomon Men's Quest 4D 2 GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These boots are by far, the best hiking/light climbing boot I've owed. The rigidity of the boot is the right balance between comfort and support. With a medium weight sock they are warm enough for winter hikes or snowshoeing. The sizing is a bit large; you may have to go down a 1/2 a size. The only negative aspect of these boots is their traction. They are terrible on ice and quite slippery on smooth rock. The laces are very thick and difficult to keep tied, however the way they lock around your… Full review

Herman Men's Survivor

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Cheap boots. Don't waste your time and money. Chinese junk. I understand Herman Survivors are now built in China and owned by Wal-Mart. My own experience with them has been very poor. I purchased and wore them just six months and the sole of one of them came loose—literally fell off half way from front of boot to back.  I tried gluing it, but with the sole flexing and the heat (working in desert conditions) the glue did not work.  Someone told me the old company used to give you a life time… Full review

John Calden Boots Men's Mountain Hiking Boot

rated 5 of 5 stars There are very few craftsmen left in the world who can make a boot like John Calden. If you do a lot of backcountry hiking, your feet deserve a pair of these boots. I have kind of unusual feet. I wear a size 11, but my foot is very low volume. I have struggled with blisters for almost 30 years with store bought boots. I finally decided to find a craftsman out there to make me a pair of custom boots. I found John Calden after extensive research. I only wish I had found him earlier. He is one of a… Full review

Vasque Skywalk

rated 2 of 5 stars Soles rot. Soles fell off/apart after about three years of moderate use. Had soles replaced and now doing the same again. Have to revert to 43-year-old Red Wings which show no sign of sole failure and have had heavy heavy use. The Vasques are more comfortable on the feet and have Gore Tex=dry, but the sole failure is very bad. First time it happened caught by total surprise as ankle kept trying to angle funny. Caused to inspect and had simply oxidized to crumbly failure in many places esp. in the… Full review

Danner Mountain Light II

rated 2 of 5 stars Most uncomfortable boot I ever owned. I am 70 years old and have been hiking most of my life. I bought these boots for a hiking trip to New Zealand.  I heard these were a premier hiking boot and are waterproof. I have put 60 miles on them and they are still stiff and clunky. The heel pocket is too loose and the toe box is tight. It is difficult to get the laces tight enough around the ankle, so you don't get enough support.   Full review

Herman Men's Survivor

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Do not waste your money. My boots didn't even last a year before the soles fell apart and now absorb water rather than repelling. I cannot even walk on anything wet without my feet getting wet. I have had the boots for about 8 months and wear them a couple times a week. Boots suck, not the Survivors of old. Walmart now owns the company and makes the boots in China. Mine did not last more than 8 months before becoming unwearable...within 2 months the soles were falling apart. Shame. Full review

Lowa Men's Tibet Pro GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars The Tibet Pro GTX—about as good as it gets!!! Although touted as a heavier-duty backpacker's hiking boot, I purchased these as a replacement for a wonderful pair of 6" tall Mephisto GTX hikers that I used as everyday casual/sportswear boots as well as light on and off-trail hikers. These Lowa Tibet Pros might be a bit of overkill for my intended uses and I did also purchase a lighter pair of Dachstein hikers, but I am more than satisfied with the Lowas in every way! In short, these boots are beautifully… Full review

Merrell Men's Wilderness

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Excellent boot! [Revised Below.] I have been a backpacker since the early 1970s. I also grew up in the country and wore hiking boots every day. I walked to and from grade school and hiked around with my friends after school. I was in 8th grade when I took my first backpack trip into the Yosemite backcountry behind Half Dome. I have owned and worn out Pivetta, Lowa, Vasque, Asolo Sport Yukon, and Raichle boots. All old school leather boots with (Norwegian Welt Stitching) with the exception of my… Full review

Asolo Globaline Meridian

rated 5 of 5 stars I have put thousands of miles on in Asolo boots and will continue to use them in all conditions. I have several brands of mountaineering boots but seem to gravitate to my Asolos. I purchased these for winter backpacking and they serve me well in that case. Shoe fits like a glove. I would like to change the inserts to something other than what they come with however. Kept my feet warm in very cold conditions on long days in the snow and ice. Keeps feet dry and provides excellent ankle support. I… Full review

Top-Rated Backpacking Boots

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Merrell Glacier Shell Boots
$60
Salomon Authentic LTR CS WP
$78 - $129
Trezeta Juliette
$81
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (18)
Vasque Sundowner GTX
$100 - $220
Oboz Wind River II BDry
$111 - $185
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Pacific Crest GTX
$124 - $249
Vasque Eriksson GTX
$130 - $219
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Salewa Mountain Trainer Mid GTX
$131 - $239
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Merrell Ridgeline
$135 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX
$138 - $240
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (3)
Vasque Sundowner Classic GTX
$139 - $220
Mammut White Rose GTX
$149 - $249
Scarpa Mistral GTX
$179
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Oboz Beartooth
$150 - $220
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Asolo Synchro GTX
$150
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Daska Pass OT
$150 MSRP
 
AKU Zenith GTX
$156
Hanwag Altai GTX
$158 - $299
Mammut Teton GTX
$179
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Red Wing Irish Setter
$160
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
La Sportiva Thunder II GTX
$170
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vasque Summit GTX
$165 - $219
Scarpa R-Evolution GTX
$167 - $238
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (5)
Keen Erickson PCT
$170 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
The North Face Dhaulagiri II GTX
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Oboz Wind River
$185
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (18)
Asolo TPS 535
$174 - $249
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Merrell Perimeter Gore-Tex
$175 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Fabric/Leather
$179 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Alico Tahoe
$180
Timberland Classic 6" Premium
$190
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Vasque St. Elias GTX
$190 - $199
Vasque St. Elias GTX Boot
$190 - $199
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
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Scarpa Kailash GTX
$209 - $219
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Merrell Crestbound Gore-Tex
$199 - $229
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (47)
L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather
$239
user rating: 4 of 5 (14)
Alico Summit
$200
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva Pamir
$200 - $288
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Asolo TPS 535 V
$200 - $249
The North Face Verbera Backpacker GTX
$200
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Asolo 535
$215 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Mt. Crest GTX
$219 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Scarpa Bhutan GTX
$219 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (5)
Scarpa Mustang GTX
$219 MSRP
Asolo Attiva GTX
$220 MSRP
Scarpa SL Active
$224 - $299
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (68)
Asolo TPS 520 GV
$225 - $314
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