Find Your Hiking Footwear

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The boot style will ride high on the ankle and keep your feet right where they should be even on treacherous, rocky terrain. Boots also provide the best protection from the elements. Most are made from rugged, waterproof material that will get you through any trail and any season.

Merrell Moab 2 Mid Boot

  • GORE-TEX® waterproof membrane, exceptional breathability and waterproof performance
  • Protective rubber toe cap
  • Merrell air cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability

Keen Targhee II Mid Boot

  • Non-marking rubber outsole
  • Waterproof nubuck leather upper
  • Dual density compression molded EVA midsole

Columbia North Plains II Boot

  • Scratch rubber toe cap for durability and protection
  • Techlite™ lightweight midsole for long lasting comfort, superior cushioning, and high energy return
  • Omni-Grip™ non-marking traction rubber outsole


Hiking shoes look and preform much like boots but will be cut down on weight and support. Shoes stop at the ankle and so hikers that need full support passed the ankle are going to want to go for a boot. Most shoes will be able to withstand the elements with many fully water proof or water resistant options. Durable leather, suede or Gore-Tex construction will keep you on the trail all season.

The North Face Hedgehog

  • Waterproof GORE-TEX® membrane
  • Rustproof hardware
  • PU-coated leather

Keen Targhee II

  • Dual density compression molded EVA midsole
  • Torsion stability ESS shank
  • Waterproof nubuck leather upper

Merrell Moab 2

  • M Select™ DRY seals out water and lets moisture escape so you stay dry when you’re on the move
  • Merrell air cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability
  • Protective rubber toe cap

Athletes: Hillary Allen, Alex Johnson, Daniel Woods, Victor De Le Rue


When we say sandals, remember, never hike in flip flops. Look for a sandal that wraps around the entire foot. This gives you the support to conquer most terrain. If all you bring on your hike is sandals make sure you know the trail and weather conditions before hand, trying to walk through mud on in sandals is no fun at all. Sandals have definitely been a breakout player in the hiking game in the last few years and can provide you with a cool and comfortable hiking experience.

Chaco Z/Cloud 2

  • Polyester jacquard webbing upper wraps around the foot and through the midsole for a customized fit
  • Toe loop for secure fit
  • Antimicrobial application for odor control

Keen Newport H2

  • Multi directional lug pattern for increased traction
  • Non-marking rubber outsole with razor siping
  • Secure fit lace capture system

Teva Katavi

  • Supple suede
  • Quick-drying mesh
  • Casual comfort that performs

Trail Running

As stated before, weight matters, especially in hiking. Now, more and more hikers have been turning to technical lightweight material for all their gear. Trail running shoes offer just that: a light, durable and supportive shoe that can get you down the trail fast. As the name suggests, these are built for running on rugged terrain. These offer great breathability with an increase grip to give you traction when you need it.

Salomon Speedcross 4

  • Sensifit system works to cradle the foot providing a precise and secure fit
  • Minimalistic and strong lace for one-pull tightening with easy-on, easy-off
  • Provides excellent cushioning and anatomically designed support

Brooks Mazama

  • Allows the heel and forefoot to move independently for a powerful push-off
  • Dynamically adapts to every step and stride
  • Includes directional lugs for uphill and downhill traction

Merrell Trail Crusher

  • Metal eyelets for secure lacing
  • Reflective details for increased visibility in low light
  • Merrell air cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability

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