8 of the best hiking boots for wilderness adventures

There are few feelings more invigorating than heading out into the wild in search of adventure and breathtaking beauty spots but, when it comes to hiking, there are few things more important to get right than that of your footwear because it can make or break your trip. There are some high-quality hiking boots on the market and we check out 8 of the best pairs for wilderness adventures below:

Merrell Moab Speed Mid GTX Hiking Boots ($160)

This lightweight and protective hybrid hiking boot gives you confidence on any trail and boasts some top-notch features that set it apart from the crowd. The Merrell Moab Speed Mid GTX Hiking Boots ($160) have a GORE-TEX® breathable waterproof membrane that seals out water while allowing water vapor to escape so your feet stay dry and the EVA foam insole adds excellent cushioning and has a 50% recycled top sheet. ($160)

Naglev Unico Hiker Boot ($230)

The Naglev Unico Hiker Boot ($230) have a one-piece Kevlar® upper and seamless construction which leaves no weak points in the upper and the interior wool sock liner wicks moisture away from your foot for comfortable, dry all-day wear. These top-quality boots have a soft, supportive midsole and footbed that molds to your foot over time for a custom fit and an abrasion-resistant rand that’s flexible and protects from oil, grease, and water. ($230)

Danner Trail 2650 Mid Hiking Boots ($180)

These Danner Trail 2650 Mid Hiking Boots ($180) have an upper made from combining a hardy leather with a lightweight textile to deliver a robust pair of hiking boots with modern performance and timeless durability. The removable ortholite footbed offers three layers of varying density that are combined for maximum cushioning and support. ($180)

Lems Boulder Hiking Boots ($81)

Boasting Lems’ custom Natural-Shape last which is designed to fit the natural shape of your foot, these Boulder Hiking Boots ($81) are going to offer impeccable comfort whatever terrains you encounter out in the wild. The LemsRubber air-injected rubber outsole is softer, lighter and more flexible than traditional rubber and is responsible for the unparalleled comfort on offer here. ($81)

Rhodes Dolomite Hiking Boots ($161)

The Italian Dolomites are the home of alpine footwear, and also the namesake of Rhodes’ first Italian-made boot, the Dolomite Hiking Boots ($161). Handcrafted in Italy by a sixth-generation family-owned manufacturer, it’s a rugged everyday boot that symbolises what Rhodes is all about: comfort, longevity, and craftsmanship. ($161)

ROA Andreas Hiking Boot ($293)

The ROA Andreas Hiking Boot ($293) is a rugged, uncompromising and top-performing hiking boot through and through. The build guarantees sure footing in technical terrain as well as protection for your feet whatever the weather. It also mixes materials and plays with design to give the boot a decidedly stylish aesthetic that’s also at home on city streets. ($293)

Forsake Halden Hiking Boots ($105)

With a fresh style update to the classic hiker, the Halden Hiking Boots from Forsake ($105) layers in waterproof capabilities with a protective and comfortable sole for a durable, all-terrain adventurer. They have a dual density footbed and compression EVA midsole that are ideal for all-day wear and the composite shank protects your underfoot while keeping you stable on the trail. ($105)

Danner Pub Garden Hiking Boots ($124)

We’re big fans of Danner here at Coolector HQ and they’ve added another boot, the Pub Garden ($124), to their collection as a true jack-of-all-trades. Each pair is crafted from a sleek and hardy, waterproof leather upper and detailed with clean lines and an understated design, the Pub Garden is just as hard-wearing as it is stylish. As a one-man army that’s ready to tackle everything in sight—from the home gardening project to the local watering hole, this striking beast is built for versatile performance at every turn. ($124)

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