When it comes to men’s hiking boots, we can’t help but be biased on a few select brands. We know that for the hiking “elite”, this is a debatable topic to discuss.
You may like a different brand of boots than what we listed here, and we understand that. I guess that’s why I titled the article as the brands we love and not necessarily the world’s best brands. We have our own criteria, and you’ll probably have criteria of your own as well.
In any case, let me start off by saying that we chose these brands because of 3 reasons. First is, of course, quality, so that the boots can last you for years. Second is comfort, to keep you painless as you rack up the miles of hiking. And third is price, although we’re going to list some pricey brands as well because in our opinion, they are worth the extra dollars for their quality.
Just keep in mind that all men’s hiking boots won’t last you forever. If you hike with any quality boots extensively, it will probably take only 3 to 5 years before they’ll need a replacement. Of course, this will also depend on the terrain that you usually hike and for how long and far you hike.
Anyway, without further ado, let’s start our list.
Merrell men’s hiking boots are probably one of the most well-known brands in making boots. While some may argue that their lightweight variants are not the best quality compared to higher-end brands, many of their waterproof ones can stand the test of time. Not to mention that they are considerably cheaper than most boots especially for beginners.
Keen boots are probably one of the cheapest ones out there but not necessarily a brand known for its quality compared to other boots. Still, we’ve had mixed reviews on Keen and many do love their line of boots. It’s definitely worth a try and we just love them because they’re very good for short hiking trips.
Danner hiking boots are probably on the pricier end of boots but they are loved by many. If you’re looking for quality, this brand is definitely the way to go. Just look for their lightweight boots and your hiking miles will feel like a charm.
Scarpa is a brand that I’ve only known recently, but I’ve got to say that if you’re looking for comfort and durability, you can never go wrong with these boots. They also have a line of lightweight brands for long treks.
You can definitely feel the Salomon boots’ support as they mostly are a comfortable, tight fit around your feet. Still, these boots are very comfortable and sturdy, even though as far as we know, they are not known to be on the lightweight kind.
All in all, when buying men’s hiking boots, you really have to consider your own fit and preferences. These listed brands are merely suggestions, but they do provide you with a good starting point on planning your boot purchase.