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Thanks to these boots, hiking went from painful to pure bliss

The Moab Vent is one of the best hiking shoes, according to adventure guides. “It is a little sturdier than a trail runner, with a stiffer sole, and great traction,” wrote Dave Logan, owner and head guide for Four Seasons Guides.

Now’s a great time to save a few bucks on hiking gear

Keen's Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain describes how he got into the shoe business.

Outside contributor Wes Siler called these the best hiking boots he’s tested. “If you need ankle support and weather protection, then you’ll find more of that in these Altras at less of a weight penalty, and with more comfort, traction, and support, than you will in just…

The iconic leather hiker is now better than ever

The Mountain Light Boot is an iconic hiker for good reason: The one-piece leather upper is ultra-durable and the entire shoe has Dri-Lex waterproofing so your feet will stay dry during nasty trail conditions. Plus, every shoe is handmade in Portland, Oregon.

These aren’t the sleekest boots, and we’re perfectly fine with that. One of our testers covered thousands of miles in these kicks and she loved the nylon shanks in the outsole as well as the stiff rubber over the toe.

These were our favorite hiking boots of 2017. “We adore this everyhiker’s companion because it does damn near everything well,” wrote our testers. “In short, La Sportiva packaged all the best features into a workhorse shoe that’s exactly what most of us want.”…

Elise Wortley is replicating the achievements of historical female adventurers, wearing only the gear that would have been available to them at the time

Kicks to keep feet fresh no matter what your mileage

The Moab shoes have been around for years now, garnering love and a cult-like following from hikers across the country. This low-volume option for women is completely waterproof and has a Vibram outsole for extra grip and durability.

We included these shoes in our 2018 Winter Buyer’s Guide roundup of the best winter hikers. “We loved the speed-lacing setup, which was a breeze to cinch and take off, as well as the rubber heel rand, which totally eliminated blisters,” we wrote. The boot’s Gore-Tex membrane keeps your…

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