Ratings Overview - Hiking Boots

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 Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX
The Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX, winner of our coveted Editors' Choice award, can do it all. In addition to exhibiting some of the latest and most significant innovations, Saloman had crafted a midweight...  read more >
$230

Editors' Choice Award
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80
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Stability - 9 of 10
9
Traction - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 4 of 10
4
Water Resistance - 9 of 10
9
Durability - 8 of 10
8

 Scarpa Zodiac Plus GTX
The Scarpa Zodiac Plus GTX is part of a new line up in Scarpa's catalog this year, including the Zodiac Tech GTX. The Zodiac Plus excels in mountain terrain where excellent traction and stability...  read more >
$250

Top Pick Award
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79
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Stability - 9 of 10
9
Traction - 10 of 10
10
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Water Resistance - 8 of 10
8
Durability - 7 of 10
7
The Tor Ultra Hi WP

 HOKA ONE ONE Tor Ultra Hi WP
The freshest addition to our stockpile of hiking boots is the HOKA ONE ONE Tor Ultra Hi WP, and boy are we glad we bought it. As we've come to expect from this company, the substantially cushioned...  read more >
$230

Top Pick Award
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78
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Stability - 8 of 10
8
Traction - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 9 of 10
9
Water Resistance - 5 of 10
5
Durability - 6 of 10
6
St. Elias GTX - Women's

 Vasque St. Elias GTX
The Vasque St. Elias GTX is a modern take on a traditional backpacking boot made out of full-grain leather and a stiff insert for stability. Much like its predecessors, the St. Elias provides...  read more >
$200

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Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Stability - 8 of 10
8
Traction - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 3 of 10
3
Water Resistance - 8 of 10
8
Durability - 8 of 10
8
Lowa Renegade GTX Mid

 Lowa Renegade GTX Mid
The Lowa Renegade GTX Mid is a popular hiking boot for many good reasons. It has comfortable, wrap around ankle support, and is a good choice for thru-hiking and day tripping alike. It has more...  read more >
$230

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Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Stability - 9 of 10
9
Traction - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 5 of 10
5
Water Resistance - 9 of 10
9
Durability - 7 of 10
7

 Salomon X Ultra Mid 2 GTX
If you are a backpacker who wants the comfort of a light trail runner, but can't bring yourself to forego the stability and structure of a hiking boot, then the Salomon X Ultra Mid 2 GTX is the...  read more >
$165

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73
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Stability - 7 of 10
7
Traction - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 9 of 10
9
Water Resistance - 7 of 10
7
Durability - 6 of 10
6

 Adidas Terrex Scope High GTX
The Adidas Terrex Scope High GTX is a lightweight hiking boot that is built to ascend rocky terrain in the mountains or at the crags with stability, support and the stickiest rubber that we tested...  read more >
$225

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Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Stability - 6 of 10
6
Traction - 10 of 10
10
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Water Resistance - 8 of 10
8
Durability - 6 of 10
6
HOKA ONE ONE Tor Summit Mid WP

 HOKA ONE ONE Tor Summit Mid WP
The Hoka One One shoes and boots are luxuriously comfortable. In both their popular running shoes as well as their hiking footwear, they employ thick cushioned soles that give the user a stable...  read more >
$180

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Comfort - 10 of 10
10
Stability - 6 of 10
6
Traction - 5 of 10
5
Weight - 10 of 10
10
Water Resistance - 5 of 10
5
Durability - 6 of 10
6

 Keen Targhee II Mid
The Keen Targhee II has been a favorite of our testers for years now, and has a strong following among the hiking community. It is a previous winner of the Best Bang for Buck Award, and though it...  read more >
$135

Best Buy Award
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70
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Stability - 7 of 10
7
Traction - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Water Resistance - 6 of 10
6
Durability - 7 of 10
7

 Asolo Power Matic 200 GV
The Asolo Power Matic 200 GV hiking boot is the most cumbersome and most rugged model we tested in our review. This boot is built with a full-grain leather upper, has superior stiffness and...  read more >
$325

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Comfort - 6 of 10
6
Stability - 9 of 10
9
Traction - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 2 of 10
2
Water Resistance - 9 of 10
9
Durability - 10 of 10
10
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 Keen Targhee III Mid
Keen boots are popular among day hiker and backpackers alike for their excellent value and budget-oriented performance. The Targhee III is a new generation of boot that builds on the award-winning...  read more >
$145

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Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Stability - 6 of 10
6
Traction - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Water Resistance - 6 of 10
6
Durability - 6 of 10
6
Arc'teryx Bora2 Mid Leather

 Arc'teryx Bora2 Mid
Of all of the different boots that we included in this review, the Arc'teryx Bora2 Mid stands out with its double boot system. Integrating a removable inner neoprene bootie, and shaping the upper so...  read more >
$350

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66
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Stability - 8 of 10
8
Traction - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 3 of 10
3
Water Resistance - 7 of 10
7
Durability - 5 of 10
5

 La Sportiva Trango TRK GTX
The La Sportiva Trango TRK GTX is a newer addition to the La Sportiva line, and puts some of the advanced technologies and climbing prowess typically only found in their mountaineering boots in a...  read more >
$220

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65
Comfort - 6 of 10
6
Stability - 8 of 10
8
Traction - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 5 of 10
5
Water Resistance - 5 of 10
5
Durability - 5 of 10
5

 Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator Mid
The Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator Mid hiking boot is the least expensive hiker in our review and provides a comfortable, cushioned walking experience for the day hiker or casual backpacker. They are...  read more >
$110

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Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Stability - 6 of 10
6
Traction - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Water Resistance - 3 of 10
3
Durability - 5 of 10
5
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