The 10 Best Hiking Shoes on Amazon
An essential part of partaking in any sort of outdoor activity is a pair of shoes that will protect your feet from the elements while delivering maximum comfort. The wrong footwear can cause injury if it hasn't been designed to support your feet and stabilize your steps on harsh or slippery terrains. So investing in good hiking shoes is smart if you’re planning on spending any time in nature this year — whether that's heading out on a daily trail run or wandering closer to the waterfall for a better Instagram angle.
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And judging by Amazon’s best-seller lists for men's and women's hiking shoes, you can’t go wrong with brands like Merrell, Columbia, Keen, and Salomon. In recent years, brands have been moving away from the traditional bulky, leather design, instead using materials that are more lightweight and breathable. Although, Danner's cult red-laced hikers made the list, too, so there's something to be said for a classic.
When it comes to features, comfort should be at the top of your list — air-cushioned heels and shock-absorbent soles will usually deliver the best results in that department. If you're worried about rain or a slippery stream crossing soaking your socks, opt for a waterproof pair. And if you are in the market for winter or fall hiking boots, try a pair that reaches above your ankles.
Below, check out the best-selling hiking shoes for both men and women on Amazon.
Columbia Women's Newton Ridge Plus Hiking Boot
Crafted from waterproof full-grain leather, these boots will keep your feet warm and dry while the cushioned heels and molded foam midsoles will provide you with maximum comfort. One reviewer said, "These boots held up against all different types of climates and weather and water on my road trip and they still look great!"
To buy: amazon.com, from $52
Merrell Women's Siren Edge Hiker
These brightly hued hiking shoes feature a breathable mesh lining, odor-controlled footbeds, and air-cushioned heels to add stability to your strike. Note, however, that many reviewers say this shoe runs a little more narrow in sizing than Merrell's typical fit.
To buy: amazon.com, from $60
Ahnu Women's Sugarpine Hiking Boot
These waterproof boots are not only perfect for hiking, but they're lightweight enough to serve as your trail runners, too.
To buy: amazon.com, from $94
Salomon Women's X Ultra Mid 2 GTX Hiking Shoe
Conquer any trail in these lace-up, waterproof hiking shoes that deliver superior grip. They've got 290 five-star reviews, one of which leads with, "Salomons fix all my foot problems. Best hiking boot for wide feet with excellent arch support and supreme comfort right out of the box for miles on end."
To buy: amazon.com, from $140
Danner Women's Mountain Light Cascade Hiking Boot
These iconic hikers may be dubbed “mountain boots,” but we’d also wear them in the city with a pair of jeans and a suede moto jacket.
To buy: amazon.com, $360
Adidas Outdoor Men's Ax2 Hiking Shoe
Adidas' outdoor arm offers excellent footwear for those who’d much rather exercise in nature than on a treadmill. This shoe can be multipurpose, too, as one reviewer pointed out: "I really like these shoes for all around wear. I have had trouble finding a comfortable shoe that could be used for everything from walking to running to bicycling."
To buy: amazon.com, from $59
Merrell Men's Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot
Crafted from suede leather and breathable mesh, these boots feature shock-absorbent, air-cushioned heels.
To buy: amazon.com, from $91
Keen Men's Targhee II Hiking Shoe
If you don't need the ankle support of a mid-height hiker, these waterproof shoes from Keen have extremely well-lugged outsoles perfect for the harshest terrains.
To buy: amazon.com, from $92
Timberland White Ledge Men's Waterproof Boot
Reviews for these cushioned, waterproof hiking shoes could not be better. They from “these shoes saved my feet” to “nothing else compares in comfort.”
To buy: amazon.com, from $79
Quicksilk Men's Waterproof Hiking Boot
For the price point, these boots are a good pick for exploring the outdoors in cold weather and more stylish than a traditional hiking shoe.
To buy: amazon.com, from $30