The one thing that each passionate backpacker or
hiker requires, is a good pair of hiking boots. There are so many types of boots available on the market, that selecting a proper pair may be a little confusing.
In hiking boot reviews 2015, I’ll talk about things to look for when purchasing walking boots, after which I will briefly review a few of the top-selling new
When purchasing hiking boots I suggest not getting too cost sensitive. Slightly more pricey boots could very well be worth the additional cost.
to consider if you are looking for a new pair:
- The primary factors when purchasing hiking boots is the comfort level, weight and toughness. Because of
- Make sure there is
double stitching on all the seems that you can see. This aids in toughness.
- Boots with deeper thread have a tendency to provide you with improved grip.
- The material around the ankle ought to be well padded, this helps reduce chafing.
- Hiking boots which come higher than the ankle, can help save you from
twisting an ankle.
- There should not be holes above the feet, the boots should have metal hooks instead.
- Keep in mind that you might be
putting on thick socks underneath your boots and you might get some inflammation of your feet. Because of this you might like to think about purchasing a size or half a size
bigger than you typically use.
advancements in the designs and materials, utilized in hiking boot production, there are far more boots that excel in all three of these aspects.
GTX Boots from Vasque
Here we have light hiking boots, with a weight of just 2 pounds, 9 ounces per pair. Don’t be misled however, it is a tough pair of boots. The Breeze’s quality is actually
superior because of the reinforced stitching and Nubuck leather panels.
The boots are available in two designs: non-GTX and GTX . That is a reference to the Gore-Tex
liner that makes the pair waterproof, but still lets them breathe. If you hike in a warm climate it might be somewhat uncomfortable, you will be better off going with the non-
The Breeze uses a rigid, plate-reinforced sole. In addition the insole of the Breeze is well-padded improving comfort during off-road walks.
speaking the Breeze GTX is my top pick as best hiking boots of 2015, since they’re tough, offer excellent support and great grip.
Hi-Tec Men’s Midland
If cost is a
significant concern for you I would suggest the Midlands, they are a respectable pair of inexpensive backpacking boots. These are Suede hiking boots, as a result they are much
more comfortable, but a little less rugged than standard leather boots.
Underneath, the outsole is made of sturdy carbon rubber MDT. In my opinion this bottom sole,
provides you with pretty good grip. The boots can be purchased in a non-waterproof and waterproof model. The waterproof one uses additional Suede and much less fabric.
Personally I wouldn’t suggest these boots for use in snow or very wet conditions.
The metal parts on the Midlands are manufactured from brass, that doesn’t rust.
With the Midland boots Hi-Tec builds on their track record for inexpensive, quality boots.
Asolo Stynger GTX for Women
The thing I
don’t like about most women’s hiking boots is that they’re men’s boots, which have just been modified a bit. That’s not the case with the Asolo Stynger, these boots where
designed exclusively for women. That’s why they have a sleeker less masculine look. Don’t be misled though, the Asolo Styngers have similar features the most heavy duty products
With a weight of just 2lb 7oz for both boots, the Asolo Stynger GTX lets you to walk further, with less effort. Because of it’s Gore-Text liner these hiking
boots will keep your feet dry even in difficult circumstances. The clever lacing system will keep your feet more stable, making your hikes safer.
These Asolo Styngers
work best on feet with medium high arches and more narrow heels. Owners reported shorter break-in time and fewer blisters than with other boots.
In order to make the most from your hiking boots, utlize these
- Use water and a brush to clean your boots after every walk.
- Take out the insole inserts to get the boots dry
- Store them at room temperature.
- If hiking boots spring a leak go to your local shoe shop and get them
to do a waterproof treatment.