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Best Hiking Boots, Just in Time for Spring!

Choosing a good hiking boot is no small matter. When deciding which hiking boots will work best for you, there are some essentials to consider. First, the most important features are comfort and durability. You may be wearing them for a long time, and they will be the only thing protecting your feet and ankles from the terrain. 

The midsole provides your feet with a buffer from shock and determines how flexible your boot will be. Look for midsoles made from EVA and polyurethane, as these materials provide cushioning and strength. You want to ensure that your boots hold up to wear and tear, so resilient materials like full-grain leather are essential.

Here is a list of five great hiking boots that are guaranteed to provide comfort, durability, shock resistance, and great water resistance to keep your feet comfortable and dry for the long haul.

CAROLINA CA4534 
These leather waterproof boots by Carolina feature 5.5 inch aluminum toe caps and abrasion-resistant heel and toe guards. With quality construction and use of superior materials, these boots can withstand just about anything. As is the case with Carolina’s boots, the rubber outsole binding of the boot was constructed with super strong cement. Inside the boot, your foot will be supported by a well-cushioned insole with a removable EVA footbed and dual density EVA midsole. The boot is fully waterproof, keeping your foot dry and protected no matter where you go.

KEEN 1007023 
The Keen Pittsburgh boot offers a slip-proof and water-resistant outsole. The boot is fully lined with further waterproof material that provides extreme comfort and support. With Keen's patented Keen Dry waterproof breathable membrane, you are provided the breathability and waterproof protection you need for an extreme, or even a short, hike. These boots also feature an EVA Heel Cushioning Insert and a contoured heel lock to protect your feet from whatever terrain you encounter.

DR MARTENS R16277001 
Dr Martens have a reputation for lasting forever, and for good reason. These sturdy boots feature full grain leather construction and an abrasion-resistant steel toe. These Dr Martens provide a Sympatex waterproof barrier, which makes them waterproof, windproof, yet still completely breathable. The boot's interior includes a Smarmask polyurethane insole, which offers flexibility and durability to keep your feet comfortable all day.

CAROLINA CA4531
This 7" boot provides all the great features that can be expected in a Carolina boot, including a rubber outsole binding constructed with cement for flexible comfort. This boot provides an aluminum toe cap, abrasion resistance in the toe and heel, and a comfortable cushion insole with a removable EVA footbed. The boots are lined with both 400 grams of Thinsulate to moderate the temperature, as well as waterproof Scubaliner to keep them dry. 

DANNER 17602 
The Danner Corvallis GTX is a five-inch boot with leather uppers and a slip-resistant 90-degree heel. They feature a non-conductive electrical shock resistant sole and heel for safety. These boots have excellent traction, and are lined with Gore-Tex to ensure comfort and to keep your feet dry in all kinds of conditions. The Corvallis is built with 5" full-grain leather for comfort and durability and offer wider speed laces for a more secure fit.

Now that you have the information, get yourself a pair of great hiking boots and really enjoy the great outdoors.

March 15, 2016 by Veronica S.