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

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
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

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Merrell Phaserbound 2 Tall Waterproof added Apr 24, 2019
$170
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Lowa Baffin Pro LL II added Nov 14, 2018
$395
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX added Oct 11, 2018
$230
 
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Wellco Black Work Boots added Oct 10, 2018
AKU Tengu Lite GTX added May 24, 2018
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Limmer Stock Boots added Apr 2, 2018
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Asolo Power Matic 100 GV added Sep 25, 2017
 
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Herman Survivor Big Timber added May 16, 2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Meindl Softline TOP GTX added Mar 11, 2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Alico Backcountry Boot added Sep 5, 2016
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Salomon X Ultra Trek GTX added Jun 1, 2016
$200 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Zamberlan 730 Gear GTX added May 30, 2016
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Belleville 310 added May 23, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Garmont T8 NFS added Dec 15, 2015
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Crispi Highland added Nov 12, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Lowa Hunter GTX Evo Extreme added Oct 19, 2015
$460
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Red Wing Irish Setter Black Bear added Oct 13, 2015
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Meindl Island Pro MFS added Sep 28, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Lundhags Syncro High added Jul 24, 2015
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX added Apr 5, 2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Merrell Crestbound Gore-Tex added Mar 29, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Danner Mountain Assault added Oct 24, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Timberland Earthkeepers Intervale Waterproof Hiking Boot added May 27, 2014
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Scarpa SL Active added Mar 12, 2014
$225 - $325
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Bates Hot Weather Combat Hiker added Dec 23, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Vasque St. Elias GTX added Sep 14, 2013
$149 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Zamberlan 1050 Trek Magic GTX RR added Jun 15, 2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Blackhawk! Warrior Wear Boots added Jun 11, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
AKU Utah Top GTX added Apr 23, 2013
$221
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Bates GX-8 Gore-Tex Side Zip added Apr 6, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Bates Delta-9 Gore-Tex Side Zip added Apr 6, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Zamberlan 960 Guide GT RR added Apr 5, 2013
$360
user rating: 3 of 5 (5)
Crispi Nevada GTX added Nov 10, 2012
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Lowa Ticam GTX added Aug 28, 2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
La Sportiva Omega GTX added Jun 8, 2012
$240 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Asolo Khumbu added Apr 10, 2012
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kayland Vertigo added Feb 14, 2012
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Scarpa Kinesis Pro GTX added Feb 10, 2012
$262 - $349
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Crispi Hunter GTX added Dec 14, 2011
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Pacific Crest GTX added Nov 22, 2011
$249 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Oboz Beartooth added Oct 21, 2011
$200 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (6)
Keen Erickson PCT added Sep 14, 2011
$170 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fabiano Moutain Master 772 added Apr 14, 2011
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Cabela's Meindl Perfekt Hiker 7" added Apr 10, 2011
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Zamberlan 996 Vioz GT added Mar 26, 2011
$305
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Zamberlan 1009 Vioz Top GT RR added Mar 26, 2011
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Lowa Mega Camp added Mar 24, 2011
$375 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Vasque Zephyr GTX
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva Pamir added Mar 2, 2011
$289 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Vasque Bitterroot GTX added Mar 2, 2011
1 2  3  4  5 Next »