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Top-Reviewed Footwear for Hiking, Backpacking, and More

Proper, comfortable footwear can make the difference between outdoor adventure and outdoor agony. Save yourself the blisters. Find our top hiking, backpacking, and climbing shoes and boots, plus trail runners, sandals, and water shoes below.

Browse thousands of independent footwear reviews and ratings by real hikers, backpackers, mountaineers, climbers, paddlers, and trail runners to select appropriate, dependable, field-tested shoes for your next trip. And don’t forget the wicking socks, gaiters, insoles, and booties. Your dogs will thank and reward you.

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Mountaineering Boots

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Backpacking Boots

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Hiking Boots

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Trail Shoes

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Approach Shoes

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Trail Running Shoes

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Barefoot / Minimal Shoes

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Climbing Shoes

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Water Shoes

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Winter Boots

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Ski Boots

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Winter Traction

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Gaiters and Overboots

Reviews and product information will point you to quality outdoor footwear, but ultimately the most important aspect is a good fit. Here are some tips to help you properly fit hiking and backpacking boots:

Need more help? Read our Guide to Outdoor Footwear and The Wet Foot Test: Find Your Foot Type.

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Trailspace reviewers are outdoor enthusiasts like you: hikers, climbers, paddlers, backcountry skiers, and trail runners who share our experiences with the gear and clothing we rely on to get outside. Learn more about Trailspace