Backpacking Boots

Recent Backpacking Boot Reviews

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 the rigidity and ankle support to adhere to varied terrain. The Vibram soles are labeled Vibram Montagna Block. My last pair of Vasque Montana boots lasted for decades of extensive hiking when I was younger. A tough durable boot, crampon-compatible. Up rock cliffs, slog thru… 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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Meindl Super Perfekt

I have put over 300 kilometers on these boots, which are four months old and for which I paid a king’s ransom, and they are the most uncomfortable boots I have ever worn. The foot bed is like cement. After an hour of walking in them my feet are aching. Why are they made so hard and inflexible? Typical German overengineering. I walked the Camino Frances (800 Kms) in another model of Meindl boots and they were great, but I wore them out. Thought this time I’d try the Super Perfekt (supposedly… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
EMS Men's Arete GTX

EMS Arete GTX—Made by Zamberlan for EMS in 2004 and 2005. A rare and awesome hardcore hiking and mountaineering boot. Gore-tex lined. The fit is perfect for my size 11 (45) normal width feet. I have purchased two pairs on Ebay through the years and they are often mis-advertised and usually quite reasonable. These were about $250 when new 15 years ago. I have owned many similar boots in the past, La Sportiva Glaciers, Asolo, Vasque, Lowa, etc. The EMS Arete GTX is without question the best boot… 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
$350
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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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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Asolo AFX 556
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Asolo Classic
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (14)
Asolo Cliff
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Asolo Forclaz
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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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Asolo Globaline Parallel
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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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Asolo Pinnacle
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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
$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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