Mens Hiking Boots"
great boots, will not wear anything else. feet keep dry all day long no matter how wet you get them. hold up and wear good. would suggest getting superfeet insoles for them, n…
- Alex, 01/15/12
If there is only one piece of gear I could save from a fire, it would be by Asolo boots. I have hiked hundreds of miles in these boots, and they are built to last. They have…
- Jeremy, 01/27/12
You absolutely should not skimp when it comes to boots for hiking and backpacking. A good, well-made pair of boots is going to cost a little more than bargain priced boots, bu…
- Scott, 04/08/13
For being on the least expensive end of Lowa's boots I am ver impressed with their quality. I have had two other pairs of more expensive Lowa boots and know how great of a pr…
- Adam, 01/31/14
Recently used this boot climbing the Blue Hill North Skyline trail. No problems, blisters or complaints. True to size and well made. Biggest test was climbing down the rock…
- Bob, 04/08/13
These boots are perfect for what I needed them for; warm weather backpacking/hiking.
- These boots are very breathable with side vents and vented tongue. Keeps my feet dry i…
- Francis, 09/04/13
I have been backpacking since 1975 and found the perfect boot for me 15 years ago, the Asolo 535. I then migrated to the Asolo 520 and Powermatic. I regret ever trending awa…
- John, 12/18/10
Heavy, Don't Breathe, Awesome Lacing System
I really wanted to want these. They're really hardcore.
BUT - since I'm a fair weather (summer) packer I need boots that breat…
- Sean, 04/25/10
I've had these boots for a few months now and have put around 85 miles on them. They are holding up extremely well so far. Possibly the most comfortable pair of shoes I own,…
- Caleb, 06/24/13
I've been an Asolo fan when it comes to boots, but I can see why Backpacker magazine ranked these boots so high. Very breathable for a Goretex boot, minimal break-in period, f…
- Shawn A, 09/06/13
After breaking these in (which takes a while) they remain very strong and sturdy yet comfortable. Even tho they took some time to break in, I did not get any blisters because…
- Christopher, 01/27/14
The Merrell Wilderness is one of my all time favorite products. A piece of great all season footwear that with proper care will last you a lifetime. Once broken in, it is th…
- Eric, 02/24/13
got them a month ago and cant stop wearing them. they fit like a glove and still look and feel new even after too many miles on trails to count. easily just as good a boot as…
- tracy, 07/19/13
I took a while to write this review because I wanted to make sure I provided an honest critique of this product. They are a tool that should provide the user many hours of out…
- Craig, 10/14/13
lake Preston SD
Traveled the camino de Santiago in Spain. Wonderful support for rough terrain, and supportive for urban settings. Would have seriously injured my ankles without them. Walked 1…
- Albert J., 07/05/13
These boots are solid! For my break in hike, I climbed Mt. Rainier, worked amazingly well, never got wet even in sloppy snow starting at sunrise. Not entirely good for keeping…
- Jeremy, 02/12/12
I did Kilimanjaro and Mt. Everest Base Camp in these with no problems! Keeps feet warm and feels like you've had them forever as soon as you put them on! Great ankle support a…
- ART, 10/25/12
The Lowa Focus is a versatile shoe, it is perfect for day hikes and steep climbs. And it looks great with jeans for a walk around town!
Ps I tried the Lowa Renegade, which…
- Alwin, 11/29/13
My husband and I have been married for almost 5 years now. Since we have been married these are the only shoes he wears when outdoors.
I always wonder what the big deal was.I…
- Cathy, 08/01/10
I can't say enough good about this pair of boots. They are great. Little to no break in time and very comfortable. I owned a pair of Fugitives before this which I also loved b…
- ALFRED, 04/05/10
Wore these for a week in Aspen, put 70 miles on them including 2 peak climbs. TERRIFIC boots, great grip, excellent support / feel balance, keept me dry and no break-in requi…
- mary, 09/04/13
These are good for hiking challenging trails and lightweight backpacking. Still waterproof after three years of abuse.…
- Yevgeniy, 04/13/13
New York, New York
I bought these for Law Enforcement Special Operations after seeing how popular they got after being mentioned in the Bin Laden raid book. I wasn't sure what to expect but I ha…
- Elliot, 01/17/14
Never again! I've never had a pair of gortex boots that won't allow my feet to breathe. After seven months the rand blew apart and my toes get wet! I wont even send them to D…
- Brian, 08/27/12
COMFORT: Vasque has somehow eliminated that "new boot" feel that requires a couple miles to break in. These are extremely comfortable from the get-go, I don't want to take t…
- Ryan, 05/09/11
This is my second pair of Scarpa boots and the Kinesis Pro GTXs, although expensive, are worth every penny. My last pair of Scarpas were 13 years old so it was time to put th…
- BRANDON, 02/17/14
So far I am satisfied with this boot-It is durable*, waterproof, breathable and has a good grip for a non-vibram outsole.
*Watch the metal hooks on the laces, as they tend to…
- Eugene, 11/06/12
New York City
I took a chance and took the FSN 95's right out of the box on a 20 mile weekend trek and came away with happy feet. Great foot support on tough rocky terrain and absolutely w…
- Brian, 06/25/12
About Men's Hiking Boots for Backpacking and Day-hiking:
If you go out hiking in the wrong pair of boots, you're gonna have a bad time. For real though, when it comes to hiking and backpacking, you're most important piece of gear is the footwear you wear. Especially if you're a dude. Why's that you ask? I'll tell you. Before I do though, I should note that this may not be true for all you men out there, but a bunch of you will probs be able to relate to it.
My girlfriend loves the outdoors. She loves to go hiking, backpacking, and all that other fun stuff. What she doesn't like to do is carry a heavy pack loaded down with gear. That means that the major hauling responsibilities are put on my shoulders, literally. In order to man-up and carry all our camping gear, I need to be hiking with the best boots I can get.
I still can't stress how important wearing the right hiking footwear is. If you're a guy that's going to be carrying a bunch of weight, and doing some serious backpacking, I'd highly suggest rocking out to a pair of boots with a stiff sole and good ankle support. If you'll be in wet conditions, you should for sure think about some waterproof boots. Going to hike in some dry and arid conditions? Think about wearing a pair of boots with some solid ventilation. If you'll be out for an extended hiking or backpacking trip, it's going to be a good idea to go about a size up from your normal shoe size. The reason for that is because your feet will start to swell after a few days on the trail, and you'll need the extra space in your boots for your now enlarged feet.
Either way, if you don't want to take any of my advice here, that's totes cool. Just keep in mind that the boots you wear on your feet will result in how you feel about your entire trip. I promise that.