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Teva Grandview GTX Boots

The Teva Grandview GTX boot uses waterproof leather and a quick-drying mesh upper with a Gore-Tex liner to keep the elements out. For comfortable support, it’s designed with a wider toe box, soft knit lining, EVA foam footbed, and a universal heel lock system that helps keep the heel securely in place. It also uses a stabilizer shank in the midfoot and Vibram Mega Grip outsoles for optimal traction when traversing wet and dry surfaces.

What the critics are saying: “I LOVE these Teva boots! They are true to size, light and comfortable. No break-in required. I’ve only had them for 1 week and already feel like I’m walking on pillows with every step. The color and design are as in the picture and the Gore-Tex was worth it. Can’t wait to pack them up for my next camping trip! ”


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Ariat Field Boots

Some of the highlights of the Ariat Terrain boot include a full-grain leather upper with Corduraor print details, moisture-wicking linings and ATS technology for all-day comfort. Padding around the collar combined with shock-absorbing EVA midsoles and flexible Duratread outsoles also make this hiker a great option for all kinds of outdoor adventures.

What the critics are saying: “I bought these boots for hiking and durability on the farm. I took them with me when I went non-technical canyoning in Utah and let me tell you they didn’t let me down. Descending into the canyon was terrifying, but these boots offered great grip and didn’t miss the ankles. Excellent support, surprisingly light and extremely comfortable. Excellent shock absorption and sole support. I didn’t get too hot or uncomfortable (and this was my first time wearing / breaking them !!!). These are my most reliable pair of boots, which feels like a second skin (more protective).


Ariat terrain boot, women's hiking shoes

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Xpeti Thermator Mid waterproof hiking boot

Perfect for wearing on cold weather excursions, the Thermator mid from Xpeti is waterproof inside and out and features 200 grams of Thinsulate insulation for warmth as low as -13 degrees Fahrenheit. Meanwhile, its outsoles are designed to take on snowy and rugged terrain and its EVA midsole should help you go the distance.

What the critics are saying: “I tried and returned two other brands that didn’t match. These Xpeti boots are exactly what I was looking for: sturdy but light, warm, waterproof and comfortable. I hiked in the snow and crossed streams and my feet were kept warm, dry and comfortable. But make sure you get a size bigger because they are narrow. “


XPETI Thermator Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot, Women's Hiking Shoes

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Keen Targhee II Medium Hiking Boots

Earning hundreds of five-star reviews, the Keen Targhee II Mid has a waterproof leather upper with webbing and mesh for ventilation and a waterproof, breathable membrane. Other notable components of this boot include a dual density foam footbed, torsionally stable ESS shank, compression molded EVA midsole, and a rugged outsole with multi-directional lugs. A special design also helps prevent heel slippage.

What the critics are saying: “I love these boots. I took half a size up and the fit was perfect. There was no break-in time at all; I wore them on a 7 mile hike right after I got them and my feet were completely comfortable on the mountain trails. Thanks to the onions, I have a hard time finding shoes that don’t hurt, but these let me forget that the onions are there. I wish I could wear them with everything.


Keen Targhee II Mid Hiking Boots, Women's Hiking Shoes

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Hi-Tec Red Rock Mid Waterproof Boot

Not only will the Hi-Tec Red Rock boot keep you dry with a waterproof upper and Dri-Tec membrane, it’s also designed to provide top notch support. The collar is designed with ample padding to cushion the ankle while a molded EVA footbed helps soften your every step. You can also count on this pair to firmly grip the ground and reduce impact to minimize strain on your body.

What the critics are saying: “These felt great right out of the box! They are very spacious. My toes didn’t feel tight or crushed. I wore them for the first time on a hike in the snow and the shoes sure got wet, but my feet stayed dry! Super impressed with this as I thought they would soak up. I wore a pair of knee high socks and wool socks over these socks and they didn’t feel tight. “


hiking shoes for women, Hi-Tec Red Rock Mid Waterproof Boot

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Bearpaw Corsica waterproof hiking boot

Customers praise the support and glove-like fit offered by the Corsican hiker at Bearpaw. The boot uses a weather-resistant upper and liner, a padded memory foam footbed, and an EVA midsole to help keep you light on your feet. The collar and tongue also feature plush padding and the sturdy outsole is designed to make you feel confident when hiking in all kinds of conditions.

What the critics are saying: “I bought these shoes to hike the Rockies. Over the years, I have noticed that I need more support as I get older. These shoes provided just that. I feel a lot more supported in my ankles, especially when going through big rocks and rough terrain. I should have bought them sooner.


Bearpaw Corsica Waterproof Hiker Boot, women's hiking shoes

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Skechers Trego Rocky Mountain Boots

Another fully waterproof design, the Trego Rocky Mountain boot from Skechers is for the hiker with wide feet or sweaty feet. The shoe incorporates the brand’s signature Relaxed Fit design with a breathable fabric lining, an air-cooled memory foam cushioned insole and a shock-absorbing midsole. A padded tongue and collar and rubber outsoles with all-terrain traction complete the sleek silhouette.

What the critics are saying: “I love these bad boys. They are completely waterproof. I liked the color so much that I bought them even though I thought they would get muddy and disgusting very quickly. But guess what? They are super easy to clean! They held their color better than I expected. The ankle support is good, comfortable and stable. I wore them for a little over a mile over muddy, rough terrain the first time I took them out of the box with no issues with no break-in time. Excellent value for money. “


hiking shoes for women, Skechers Trego Rocky Mountain Boot

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The North Face Ultra Fastpack IV Mid FutureLight Hiking Shoes

Why not love The North Face Ultra Fastpack hiking shoes? The popular outdoor brand equips this top-notch style with an exclusive Futurelight membrane and mesh upper for comfortable performance on wet trails. Plus, it features energy-returning midsoles, Vibram outsoles, and a midfoot shank to provide support and reduce fatigue over rough terrain.

What the critics are saying: “These boots are exactly what I needed for walking outside in the cold and wet weather. They fit well and are flexible like a walking / running shoe, but are waterproof and warm. There is no real break-in required. I walked five miles the first time I wore them.


The North FaceUltra Fastpack IV Mid FutureLight Hiking Boots Women Hiking Shoes

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On the Cloudrock waterproof boot

The Cloudrock waterproof boot from On does it all. The sporty, sock-like style seals in water but lets moisture out of the foot and is designed for the Speedboard to provide balance over rough terrain. To top it off, the boot is designed with midfoot support, high energy return cushioning and grippy Cloudtec soles to help you walk further.

What the critics are saying: “These are the best extreme hiking, climbing and scrub boots you will find. Completely waterproof, you can walk through streams without getting your feet wet, spill hot coffee on your feet without getting burned, walk through different types of dirt, rock and sand, and the boots hold up perfectly. They are easy to clean and also don’t smell after a big adventure. Excellent support, excellent grip, impressive waterproofness, super light and comfortable. Perfect boots! “


On the Cloudrock waterproof boot

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