The top 5 hiking shoes are here for people who love hiking


TOP 5 BEST UNISEX HIKING SHOES

Imagine the view from the top when everything seems to be going uphill. Close your eyes and reminisce how badly you miss the mountains. The cold breeze that hits your face, the trail you walk through is enough to captivate you. 

A walk on the mountains walks the soul back home. Well, our soul’s journey should not be a torturous experience for our feet and ankles. The climb is tough, the view is mesmerising but something that can ruin all of this is poor quality hiking shoes. 

Well, in search of the best mountains and the calmest view, people often tend to forget about shoes. SHOES?? Well yes ‘shoes’ or I must say ‘hiking shoes’ while you are climbing a huge rock is one of the most important things people generally don’t pay attention to. 

 

Life is better in hiking shoes, which is why you are in dire need of the best hiking shoes for your journey to the hills. You wouldn’t want to sprain your ankle while you are trekking with your friends, right?

Well, if your ankles mean something to you then, you must consider these 5 unisex hiking shoes which aptly fit well on any terrain.

 

1)La Sportiva Saber GTX

Looking for grippy and waterproof hiking shoes? Then, LA SPORTIVA SABER GTX will be a dream pair for you.

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~PROS

The Saber GTX Hiking Boots from La Sportiva (available in men’s and women’s sizes) are known for their lightest weight. 

After putting them to test on muddy spring trails, cold high-desert snowscapes, hot canyon hikes, and around town over a year. 

They performed admirably in every situation and showed little wear and tear. These boots will appeal to both new and experienced hikers because they are trail-ready right out of the box, requiring almost no break-in time, and they are remarkably lightweight. 

 

~CONS

Well, perfection is an unattainable quality, which also applies to hiking shoes, and when it comes to LA SPORTIVA SABER GTX thin sensitive sole and lack of arch support create problems for many. 

Reports of laces ripping after use, an aglet being susceptible to falling and breaking, doesn’t fit right for many. 

 

  • PRICE AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

This piece is easily available on amazon, Ubuy, and other shopping sites. 

Not every impressive material empties your pocket, just like LA SPORTIVA GTX which provides you comfort for $169 ( or more).

 

2)SALOMON QUEST 4d GORE-TEX 

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Hiking with a heavy backpack, but don’t want to miss the comfort? Worry not pal! We have SALOMON QUEST 4d GORE-TEX for you. It’s tough like its name, which makes it perfect for you. 

 

~PROS

Hikers with a heavy pack will benefit from these versatile boots. They have the widest toe box of any boot tested, as well as reliable traction and top-notch underfoot cushioning. 

Ample toe and heel protection, solid traction and support, breathable and waterproof materials, and gusseted tongue help to add to your ankle stability, grip, and comfort. 

The new Quest pairs also had the widest toe box of any of the boots (tested) which means they’re likely to fit most foot shapes right out of the box. 

 

~CONS

BUT, these lag when it comes to being lightweight. They’re heavy and can feel stiff until they’ve been broken in.

 

  • PRICE AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

You can order these from amazon at a pocket-friendly amount of $230 (or more).

 

3)THE MERRELL MOAB 2 MID WATERPROOF HIKING SHOES

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Should hiking be necessarily long tough journeys, what if we plan to walk through short trails? Well, MERRELL MOAB 2 MID WATERPROOF HIKING SHOES are a reliable choice for people who plan to hike short distances.

 

~PROS

 For budget hikers these are a no-frills, reliable option, which is adequate in all ways that matter: They are waterproof, provide adequate ankle support for moderate-length hikes, have an easy-to-use lacing system, and are reasonably breathable. They are also passably comfortable. 

 

~CONS

But these shoes do have a few features which don’t make them everyone’s favourite because their traction is inferior to that of the other picks, they aren’t the best choice for long treks. They don’t support rocky, steep, or wet terrain, well. 

 

  • PRICE AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

These budget-friendly shoes are available on Amazon, REI, backcountry for $135 (or more). 

For a wide smile on our hikers’ faces, amazon provides these wanted pieces for $123.

 

4)FORCLAZ 500 HIGH

Forclaz 500 high stands to be a favourite hiking shoe for many hikers. 

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~PROS

Its extreme lightweight, almost half a kilogram, gives you unimaginable comfort while trekking, it is super breathable and waterproof which makes your feet dry, even after long hours of trekking, you wouldn’t feel your feet be much sweaty, durable cushioning and good traction is what we need in hiking shoes and is also what these shoes give us. 

 

~CONS

These shoes become extremely slick on paved surfaces that have slush on them. They also show a lot of dust. However, a quick wipe will take care of that.

 

  • PRICE AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

 These are available at Decathlon stores for ₹1999.

 

5)TERREX SWIFT R3 MID GORE-TEX HIKING SHOES

It’s tougher than it sounds and swifter than it looks.

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~PROS

These Adidas hiking shoes can handle muddy patches as well as rocky terrain. As you push forward, the ContinentalTM Rubber outsole provides the durability and stability you require. 

GORE-TEX ensures that any splashes or unexpected changes in the weather won’t ruin your fun. Lightweight cushioning and rubber outsole make it even more impressive. 

 

~CONS

Lack of water resistance and easily broken lace loop are some problems faced by the customers which make it go slightly off-beat.

 

  • PRICE AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

 You can easily get these at Adidas stores at a price of ₹16,999.

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