Hiking Boots

How to Break in Your Hiking Boots

First, you should start by thinking about this question in a different way. It’s not about breaking in the boot to fit your foot, but breaking in your foot to fit the boot.

The Best Apres Boots of 2014

Whitney Dreier lists some of this year's best après boots—as warm as they are stylish.

Quick Fixes for Hikers: Repair a Separated Sole

Don’t let a minor malfunction ruin your big trek. Learn to patch a sleeping bag, glue together a boot, and make four more simple repairs that everyone should know before setting foot on the trail.

Patagonia P26

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Summer Buyer's Guide, including the Patagonia P26 hiking boots.

Danner Crater Rim

Trail shoes still fall into two basic categories: (1) heavier-duty, backpacking-boot-inspired high-tops that can handle off-trail travel and have serious ankle support, and (2) lighter-weight low and...

Oboz Beartooth

It’s hard to imagine needing beefier boots than these. Likewise, it’s hard to imagine them ever wearing out.

Crispi Monaco GTX

Enough protection to wear well into winter, but they’re a bit warm for quick midsummer jaunts.