Backpacking Boots

Recent Backpacking Boot Reviews

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

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
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

user rating: 4 of 5 (13)
Esatto Classic Hiker reviewed Aug 25, 2019
$899 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (13)
Vasque Montana reviewed Jun 23, 2019
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user rating: 4 of 5 (18)
Asolo Yukon reviewed May 9, 2019
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Merrell Phaserbound 2 Tall Waterproof reviewed Apr 24, 2019
$170
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Alico Backcountry Boot reviewed Apr 1, 2019
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Meindl Super Perfekt reviewed Mar 15, 2019
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
EMS Arete GTX reviewed Mar 6, 2019
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user rating: 4 of 5 (12)
Hanwag Alaska GTX reviewed Mar 3, 2019
$370
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Meindl Softline TOP GTX reviewed Jan 11, 2019
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Lowa Baffin Pro LL II reviewed Dec 29, 2018
$395
user rating: 3 of 5 (31)
One Sport Moraine reviewed Dec 29, 2018
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user rating: 5 of 5 (18)
Limmer Standard reviewed Dec 22, 2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Meindl Makalu reviewed Oct 31, 2018
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX reviewed Oct 11, 2018
$172 - $230
 
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Wellco Black Work Boots reviewed Oct 6, 2018
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Lowa Tibet GTX reviewed Dec 10, 2018
$395
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
U.S. Military Mickey Mouse Boot reviewed Jun 21, 2018
AKU Tengu Lite GTX reviewed May 24, 2018
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Limmer Stock Boots reviewed Apr 1, 2018
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Meindl Island Pro MFS reviewed Mar 23, 2018
 
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Vasque Exodus reviewed Feb 21, 2018
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user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Lowa Trekker reviewed Jan 31, 2018
$320
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Zamberlan 996 Vioz GT reviewed Jan 29, 2018
$305
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
La Sportiva Omega GTX reviewed Dec 29, 2017
$240 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Meindl Island Pro reviewed Dec 8, 2017
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Meindl Borneo Pro MFS reviewed Nov 25, 2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Meindl Perfekt reviewed Nov 14, 2017
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Filson Uplander Boots reviewed Oct 18, 2017
$300 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Asolo Power Matic 100 GV reviewed Sep 25, 2017
user rating: 4 of 5 (16)
Alico Guide reviewed Sep 7, 2017
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (21)
Vasque Sundowner GTX reviewed Sep 6, 2017
$155 - $219
user rating: 4 of 5 (29)
Danner Mountain Light II reviewed Aug 14, 2017
$380
user rating: 4 of 5 (79)
Asolo TPS 520 GV reviewed Aug 17, 2019
$315 - $330
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Garmont T8 NFS reviewed Jul 5, 2017
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (8)
Scarpa Attack reviewed Jun 30, 2017
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Altama Desert Mil Spec Combat Boot reviewed Jun 28, 2017
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Danner Mountain Assault reviewed Jun 21, 2017
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Zamberlan 1006 Vioz Plus GT RR reviewed Jun 6, 2017
user rating: 4 of 5 (17)
Alico Summit reviewed Jun 1, 2017
 
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Herman Survivor Big Timber reviewed May 7, 2017
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Pivetta P-5 reviewed Mar 5, 2017
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user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Limmer Mid-Weight reviewed Jan 14, 2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Red Wing Irish Setter reviewed Jan 6, 2017
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Zamberlan 308 Trekker RR reviewed Dec 25, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (13)
Raichle Montagna reviewed Dec 21, 2016
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user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Scarpa Escape GTX reviewed Dec 19, 2016
$299 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Vasque St. Elias GTX reviewed Jan 31, 2019
$100 - $199
user rating: 4 of 5 (17)
Asolo AFX 520 GTX reviewed Mar 29, 2018
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user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX reviewed Sep 21, 2016
 
user rating: 2 of 5 (9)
Rugged Outback Waterproof Hikers reviewed Jul 28, 2016
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