8 of the Best Men’s Hiking Boots for Summer Adventure

When hiking or walking in the wilderness, there are few things more important than getting your footwear right and this means investing in a quality pair of hiking boots. The digital shelves of Huckberry are positively chock full of first class men’s hiking boots and we take a look at some of the best for every budget and type of hiking adventure.

Check out our pick of 8 of the best men’s hiking boots for summer adventures below:

Adidas Terrex Free Hiker – $200

When you’re in the wilderness on the search for adventure and on your feet all day, comfort will be key and supportive shoe is nothing less than a necessity. The Terrex Free Hiker from Adidas ($200) fuses adidas Primeknit textile uppers to keep things lightweight with their Boost midsole that cushions and delivers energy. This is finished off with a Continental rubber outsole that grips a variety of surfaces with ease. ($200)


Danner Trail 2650 Mid – $135

From the base of California to the tip of Washington stretches 2,653 miles of some of the most pristine wildlife in America and is also the iconic hiking route known as the Pacific Crest Trail. As a lightweight, all-terrain hiking boot, these awesome looking Danner’s Trail 2650 Boots ($135) are a nod to this historic trail and will provide you with the confidence and tools you need to tackle a beast like the PCT. Even if you settle for a few miles at a nearby park, the Trail 2650’s from Danner are crafted from a robust leather upper, plenty of cushion, and unparalleled traction to ensure you’re well-equipped for everything your hiking adventures can throw at you. ($135)


Naglev Unico Hiker – $161

Premium outdoor footwear that expertly combines the support of a hiking boot with the agility of a trail runner, all wrapped up in a understated, simple, minimalist design. The Unico Hiker from Naglev ($161) is billed as “outdoor multisport footwear,” and we couldn’t agree more here at Coolector HQ. The six generations of shoemaking expertise that went into this versatile shoe is reflected in the materials used, attention to detail in the design, and function, each of which has been carefully considered and integrated into the shoe in a way that unites the form and function seamlessly and effortlessly. ($161)


On Cloudrock Waterproof Boots – $230

On Running has developed a specific shoe for each of our exercise requirements – namely, a high quality active daily shoe, a pleasingly-cushioned urban runner, and a robust as hell trail runner. And now hikers can rejoice because On Running have answered the call of the wild with the Cloudrock Waterproof Hiker Boots ($230) – which is the final piece of their active shoe puzzle. Born in the Swiss Alps and perfected after endless hours of field testing, these waterproof hiking boots make use of their patented On Running cushioning for a completely supportive boot that protects your feet when you need it most out in the wild. ($230)


Danner Pub Garden Boots – $143

It’s high time we give Danner another, well-earned hat tip as they added another boot, the Pub Garden Boots ($143), to their line up as a true jack-of-all-trades piece of footwear. Constructed of a sleek and no-nonsense, waterproof leather upper and detailed with understated lines and a minimalist design, the Pub Garden is just as robust as it is stylish. As a one-man army that’s ready to tackle everything in sight – from the hiking trails to the local watering hole, this eye-catching beast of a hiking boot is built for versatile performance at every turn. ($143)


Lems Boulder Boot – $125

Lems has significantly improved their signature Boulder Boot with an even more robust and hard-wearing leather material. Now, it’s stain- and moisture- resistant so it’ll hold a clean and classic look for many more trails — and puddles that you find underfoot. But what we love the most about the Lems Boulder Boot ($125) is its weight and versatility. At a featherlight 9.9 oz., the Boulder Boot is the ideal travel ally, as the heel and toe can be completely folded together to save space which makes it great for stuffing into a pack during a hike and wearing around the campfire afterwards. ($125)


Merrell Jungle Mid XX Waterproof AC+ – $71

Used consistently by hikers, explorers, and adventures, Merrell has been a leader in top class outdoor footwear since they first hit the scene back in the early 80s. Their cornerstones of comfort, design, robustness, and functionality are in full effect with their Range AC+ all-purpose shoes. The Jungle Mid XX Waterproof Range AC+ from Merrell ($71) is perfectly suited for summer day treks when you need your feet to be comfortable, cool, and well-ventilated, yet these hybrid shoes still perform like a quality, technical hiking boot. But Merrell didn’t stop there – these waterproof boots can easily flex as a comfortable alternative to urban sneakers with a contemporary design and lightweight construction. ($71)


Danner Vertigo 917 Boots – $165

Boasting a full-grain leather upper offers a classic look with superior waterproof protection and durability, these Danner Vertigo 917 Boots ($165) are going to deliver all the protection you need for your summer hikes. They have a new last – based on the original 971 – with added footbed allowance for extra stability and enhanced underfoot support. They have a lightweight Vibram® SPE midsole enhances rebound, comfort and support underfoot—created with a unique co-polymer blend of natural and synthetic rubber paired with EVA. These boots have 100% waterproof and breathable, GORE-TEX® liners ensure your feet will stay dry while allowing sweat and moisture to get out. ($165)

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.