i put the best hiking shoes for 2022 to test

And here are the winners...

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With over 3 months of rigorous testing & battling extreme weather conditions in over 12 countries, our ultimate list of hiking boots for 2022 is out now!

Price: $230  Available at REI & Dick's Sporting Goods

mid-calf boot, gore-tex, deep lugs

Salomon Quest 4 Gore-Tex

Men's Leather Hiking Boots


Perfect for long expeditions and tough conditions, these shoes have excellent grip and supportive. The updated chassis targets delicate spots & wraps the foot for extra support which is noticeable in every stride you take!

Altra Lone Peak Hiking Boots

Best Lightweight Men's Hiking Boots

Price: $150  Available at REI & Altra

over the ankle | Non-waterproof | medium lugs


Altra EGO™ midsoles have amazing responsiveness. It allowed our toes to relax & spread out naturally. Not to forget the balanced cushioning works great on & off trails.

Altra Lone Peak 6 Trail-Running Shoes

Best Trail Running Shoes

Price: $140  Available at REI & Altra

SNEAKER | Non-waterproof | medium lugs


The men's upgraded Altra Lone Peak 6 shoes will optimize your trail-running experience as they provide excellent padding from underfoot rocks while you navigate new and old cherished trails.

Hoka Speedgoat 5 Trail-Running Shoe

Best (extra cushioned!) Trail Runner

Price: $155  Available at REI & Hoka

SNEAKER | Non-waterproof | medium lugs


Worked magically for my trails and many others I met on the Himalayan hikes. These have crazy good cushioning. Remember Bacordo used them for his Pacific Crest Trail too?

Merrell Moab 2 Mid Ventilator Hiking Boots 

Best wide-fit hiking boat

Price: $155  Available at REI & Merrell

Mid-calf boot | Non-waterproof | Deep lugs


Suede leather built for performance mashed with protective rubber toe caps & breathable mesh lining, this is a show stealer. I personally love it for a comfy footbed & Vibram.

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