Hiking has become a popular social-distancing activity and centering exercise. If you have just picked up hiking, you may still be on the hunt for the perfect hiking shoe. Finding the perfect hiking shoe is essential if you want to be focused on the trail rather than your foot pain. The best hiking shoes provide comfort and stability whilst not weighing you down. It is important that you purchase a hiking shoe that correctly fits your needs, whether it be a wide shoe, a narrow shoe, a lightweight shoe, etc. This compiled list of the best hiking shoes is sure to have the perfect shoe for any hiker. With these shoes on your feet, you’ll never want to stop trekking the trail!
1. Columbia Women’s SH/FT Mid Breeze Hiking Shoes
If you are looking for a stylish shoe that is comfortable and fits around your foot perfectly snug, these shoes from Columbia is just the thing for you! This shoe’s style is reminiscent of Yeezy’s. They are fashionable enough to wear around town and are able to pass as regular shoes, however, they are also able to be worn out on the trail without fear of blistering up your feet from uncomfortable rubbing. This shoe is made of stretchable fabric that will conform to the shape of your foot. They are also super soft and light. The best hiking shoes around for style and comfort can be yours for the price of only $89.99.
2. Ariat Terrain Boot
This hiking boot from Ariat has a whimsical style. These shoes offer a lot of support and traction that will allow you to hike up steep hills with ease. The shoe comes up to the ankle which will prevent any dirt and brush from getting into your shoe. Also, coming in a variety of colors, this shoe is sure to fit any person’s style. A boot of this style usually costs upwards of $100, but if you are on a budget these shoes do the job just as well at the small cost of $94.95.
3. Adidas Terrex Folgian Hiker Hiking Shoes
Adidas is commonly known for their running shoes, but they also have great options for hiking shoes too. These shoes offer flexibility for your feet. If you are looking for a hiking boot that doesn’t feel confining or constrictive on your foot, this shoe is perfect for you. Be able to grip your foot on rocky terrains and maintain style while doing it for only $120.
4. Bearpaw Corsica Hiking Boot
Many people choose to hike in their everyday shoes because hiking shoes are typically costly. Especially if you are not a regular hiker, it may seem pointless to spend a lot of money on a shoe you will hardly wear. You don’t have to break the bank to get nice hiking shoes though. The lowest-priced and best hiking shoes on this list come from Bearpaw. At only $49.99, you do not need to sacrifice comfort on the trail. These boots offer traction and ankle support, and they are made in the style of a classic hiker’s shoe. These shoes aren’t as lightweight as some of the other options, but its weight adds additional stability that comes in handy when hiking some trails.
5. Columbia Women’s Ivo Trail™ Breeze Shoe
For hikers whose feet become easily hot and sweaty, these shoes from Columbia allow for ventilation that will make hiking less uncomfortable. These shoes can pass as running shoes and are very light-weight and trendy. These are the best hiking shoes for flatter trails since they do not offer much ankle support. These shoes come in a variety of colors and cost $60.00.
6. North Face Hedgehog Fastpack II WP
The North Face is known for its outdoor products and its no wonder why. These hiking shoes are of the best quality, as they are light-weight, supportive, comfortable, fashionable, breezy, and suitable for any terrain. This list of best hiking shoes would definitely be incomplete without this hiking shoe on the list. If you are looking for a dependable hiking shoe that will last you a long time then this is the shoe for you. It offers everything you could possibly want from a hiking shoe. Bring these home to you at the price of $120.
7. Merrell Moab 2 Waterproof Women’s Hiking Shoes
Sometimes trails are more than just dirt and rock. If you encounter a trail that has water, you need a shoe that won’t get all soggy. This hiking shoe from Merrell will withstand water whilst also performing the main functions that every good hiking shoe should, which is to provide comfort, support, and traction. Additionally, these shoes come in a range of wide sizes, making them perfect for someone with a wider foot. It is hard to come across shoes that come in wider sizes and, oftentimes, people with wider sized feet feel excluded. They feel as though they have no choice but to sacrifice their comfort, but no sacrifice will have to be made with these. Get these shoes for only $125 and you won’t be disappointed!
8. Salomon XA Pro 3D V8 Women’s Trail-Running Shoes
If you have a narrow foot and are looking for a shoe that finally won’t plop around while you are wearing it, these shoes from Salomon are the best hiking shoes you could possibly purchase. Priced at only $130, these shoes are light-weight and can be worn as hiking shoes or running shoes. Therefore, it goes without saying, these shoes are truly versatile! They are a great investment since they are able to be worn regardless of what fitness endeavor you choose to pursue. So what are you waiting for ? Go get yourself a pair of these shoes now!
These are the best hiking shoes if you want to feel stylish and comfortable whilst on the trail. Hiking is truly a cinch with any of these options! Which will you try out for size? Let us know down in the comments!
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