Backpacking Boots

Recent Backpacking Boot Reviews

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Esatto Men's Classic Hiker

My experience with Esatto Custom Boots was misleading and terrible. When boots first came back they were as big as gumboots (I actually did the measurements a little less (used a lightweight sock and angled the marker in on the outline) as I don't like a larger fitting boot). My Sorels (with removable liner) were smaller (see pics). I sent them back for resizing and within a few months got them back (this was with Alex). Still, the boots were not much smaller, still larger over my Sorel winter boots… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Esatto Men's Classic Hiker

I no longer wear any other shoe. I broke my sesamoid and have to wear orthotic inserts. Without the combination of the support of the boot and orthotic I can hike and walk 10 plus miles a day even on rocks. I would be a very sad person if I could not hike. It is a huge part of my time off. I have five pairs of Esatto's boots/shoes. Work, hiking, and casual. I do and will buy more of Esatto's footwear as long as they are in business. I have a great relationship with the company in my opinion. They… Full review

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Asolo Men's TPS 520 GV

Soles delaminate after only 250 miles. Don't buy these boots! I bought these boots four years ago and maintained them very well in a controlled environment. I've hiked in Cascade Mountains approximately 250 miles but during a hike in Grand Canyon in March 2019 both soles came off within 10 minutes time.   If you purchase these boots at a premium price save money to buy several rolls of Duck Tape to finish your hike.  You'll need it. Full review

rated 1 of 5 stars
Herman Men's Survivor

Soles of the shoes disintegrated after sitting in my closet for six months. I NEVER wore them. They were purchased to replace my old Merrels. Soles of the shoes disintegrated after sitting in my closet for six months. I NEVER wore them. They were purchased to replace my old Merrells.  Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Vasque Montana

These boots have held up for decades of hiking. These Vasque Montana Boots, Italian name Montagna meaning mountain, are a full grain leather boot with 3/4 shank which allows the toe to flex for comfortable hiking yet provide superior ankle support and adhesion to varied terrain. A tough durable boot, crampon-compatible. Up rock cliffs, slog thru rivers. The ultimate in foot protection with superior support on trails, rock ledges, wherever, all with carrying a full pack. I use Sorbothane Classic… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Herman Men's Survivor

Beautiful upper, loved the style...and...then the bottom fell off. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Asolo Yukon

I agree, BEST boots ever and BEST I've ever owned. I got some FOR SALE right now on E-Bay. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Merrell Men's Phaserbound 2 Tall Waterproof

Nice, lightweight, and WATERPROOF. OK, so I was skeptical, but I couldn't walk away from the sale price. This was a bargain! Qualifying Background Info: I've run the gamut of name brand, off brand, high rise, low cut boots over these past 46 years of backpacking and trail hiking—everything from one-piece leather French SuperGuide boots to American made sneaker company attempts at boots. I also wear several different styles Merrell shoes to the office every day of the week. So, since Merrell makes… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Alico Backcountry Boot

Best of Old and New Worlds. This boot, now renamed the Peak, is an excellent choice for someone looking for a very stable platform for both day hiking, as well as multi-day backpacking adventures. Although these boots are slightly on the heavy side (3 lbs. 4 oz. per pair), they are well worth it given the amazingly solid and supportive ride they give your feet. For reference, I have had Vasque Superhikers, Alpines, and Clarion GTX in the past, as well boots by Montrail (aka OneSport, at the time),… Full review

 
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AKU Cali
 
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AKU Red Hawk
AKU Tengu Lite GTX
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
AKU Utah
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
AKU Utah Top GTX
$221
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Alico Backcountry Boot
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Alico Cortina
user rating: 4 of 5 (16)
Alico Guide
user rating: 4 of 5 (17)
Alico Summit
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Alico Tahoe
 
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Alico Yoho
 
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Alpina Mount
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Alpina Nepal
 
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Alpina Triglav
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Altama Desert Mil Spec Combat Boot
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
Asolo 530
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user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Asolo 535
$215 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Asolo 555
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user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Asolo 650
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user rating: 4 of 5 (17)
Asolo AFX 520 GTX
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Asolo AFX 520 II GTX
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user rating: 2 of 5 (23)
Asolo AFX 530
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user rating: 3.5 of 5 (14)
Asolo AFX 535
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user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Asolo AFX 535 V
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Asolo AFX 556
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Asolo Classic
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (14)
Asolo Cliff
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user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Asolo Forclaz
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user rating: 3 of 5 (6)
Asolo Globaline Latitude
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Asolo Globaline Longitude
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Asolo Globaline Longitude GTX
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Asolo Globaline Meridian
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user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Asolo Globaline Parallel
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Asolo Khumbu
 
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Asolo Longitude GTX
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user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Asolo Mansfield
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user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Asolo Meridian
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Asolo MTF 650
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user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Asolo MTF 700
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Asolo Pinnacle
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Asolo Pinnacle AFX 556
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user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Asolo Poseidon
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Asolo Power Matic 100 GV
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (19)
Asolo Power Matic 200 GV
$275 - $345
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Asolo Power Matic 250 NBK V
$250 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Asolo Power Matic 400 GV
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user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Asolo Power Matic 500 GV
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Asolo Quartz GTX
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Asolo Rainier
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Asolo Ridge V
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