Good Hiking Boots?

Good Hiking Boots?

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    Good Hiking Boots?

    Anyone have a link to what you'd recommend for a good compfy hiking boot?
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    When I was a Boy Scout I had some Vasque back packing boots. They were a little pricey but well worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcp1810 View Post
    When I was a Boy Scout I had some Vasque back packing boots. They were a little pricey but well worth it.
    I'll second vasque. I used to live in hiking boots. I destroyed a few pair in my day. Not a slam on the company, but 4-6 days a week in them and none will stand up to it. I think mine were superhikers. If you are doing light hiking look into the light weight boots or shoes. Weight on your feet is worse than weight on your back if you don't need it. And technically, most hikers don't need the really heavy boots that you see some folks wearing. My last few backpacking trips have been done in tennis shoes. And one of the trips was 64+ miles in 5 days. If you get shoes or boots make sure they have some type of dense material in the bottom or good soles. What sets tennis shoes and hiking boots apart is you don't get the rocks pocking the bottom of your feet with sturdier boots.

    Vasque, Asolo, Scarpa, Lowa, Danner are all good. Make sure they fit well and try them on with weight if you are going to backpack. Good socks are a must too. Smartwool and thorlo are good.
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    If you have good ankles, I would try good quality tennis shoes. Outside of travel on snow or scree, boots are not needed and are usually considerably heavier. Back when I was a climber, all I ever wore on approach hikes was tennies. Good tennies have good traction on most surfaces, I even climbed in them on occasion.

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    I have always liked Timberland. The Gor-Tex membrane makes the leather models super comfortable. I wear the waterproof Classic Trekker Chukka for everyday and Chocorua Trail Hiker in woods and brush.
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    I like my Merrell Moab for summer hiking/backpacking.
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    I would have to reccomend danners if your doing any heavy hiking. They are a little heavier but they have outlasted most everything else I've tried.

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