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Best Footwear Recommended For Hiking In 2022

Hiking is a pure and vigorous pursuit of adventure, enthusiasm, and thrill known to be one of the most rewarding experiences of one's life. Imagine nature's serenity and peace flows into you like the sunshine into trees. Isn't it enticing? Yes, this is what hiking lets you experience. 

But many hikers have said enough that one can only proceed with hiking trails if they are fully prepared for everything and anything. Out of a pile of things to do before you head for hiking, one essential thing that can make or break your trail is hiking footwear. 

People often commit cliched mistakes while purchasing hiking footwear and then regret losing their precious bucks. Thus, we have put together an extensive guide to choosing the right hiking footwear with years of true testing and contemplation. 

Read to know the best recommendations for hiking footwear for the year 2022 and beyond. 

What To Look For While Buying Hiking Footwear?

Not every or any footwear would help you accomplish the hiking trail. It would be best if you kept in mind certain factors while buying hiking footwear. Read through and feed these factors to make a wise purchase. 

  • Size, fit, and comfort

First and foremost, what should be in the shoe selection checklist is a perfect fit and size. Choose something that makes your feet happy because only then your hiking expedition will carry through comfortably. An ideal fit hiking footwear would be the one that supports the arch, wider or smaller foot size, cushioning, midsoles, and toe protection. 

  • Material quality and durability

The fabric of hiking footwear determines its durability and reliability. Don't let the lower price trick you into purchasing something that isn't appropriate for this adventurous trail. 

  • Water-resistant

Hiking takes you on a journey of exploring several places with varied conditions. Therefore, when hiking takes you to wet and muddy lands, waterproof footwear turns to be a life-savior. So, while buying hiking footwear, always go for water-resistant hiking footwear. 

  • Price

Don't confuse quality with price, thinking that the costliest shoe pair will always be a perfect fit. So, before knowing the price, determine if the shoes will be appropriate for your hiking trail or not. Once you are satisfied with the quality, only then see if it fits in your budget or not.  

Hiking Footwear For Men

    Salewa MS Wildfire

    Offering outstanding edging performance, this incredible Salewa creation is highly professional and comfortable hiking shoes. 

    Salewa MS Wildfire hiking footwear offers an array of impeccable features that includes a versatile POMOCA Speed Mtn sole for grip, traction, and sure-footed climbing precision on technical mountain approaches, scrambles, traverses, and effortless climbs. 


    • Breathable mesh lining to cater to warmer conditions
    • Climbing lacing enables perfect wrapping fit, especially from the forefoot.
    • Designed to enable seamless 3F system that includes flexibility, firm and fit ankle and heel support
    • Ortholite footbed provides supreme cushioning and high comfort.
    • Exa shell technology enables enhanced torsional stability.

    Salewa MS Wildfire Edge Mid Gortex

    Whether you are a climber, alpinist, or scrambler, Salewa MS Wildfire Edge Mid Gortex hiking footwear is your go-to unique technical solution that provides enhanced climbed performance. It stands to be the best all-in-one shoe that allows a comfortable and precise walk or climb every season. 

    Out of the plethora of features, having the Salewa Switchfit system makes this hiking footwear stand out from the rest. This smart system makes the shoes highly adaptable while you switch from hiking to climbing. It is lightweight hiking footwear embedded with an array of excellent features, which all together enable good edging performance. 


    • Breathable and waterproof Gore-Tex extended lining protecting the feet from precipitation and groundwater effectively.
    • Works on 3F system enabling flexibility, firmness, and a perfect fit
    • Anti-debris stretch gaiter provides protection against snow, trail debris.
    • MFF+ Footbed
    • Anti-rock heel cup

    Salewa MS MTN Trainer L

    Another masterpiece recommended for hiking footwear offering perfect protection, comfort, traction, and weight. The Salewa MS MTN Trainer L footwear is designed to provide optimal technical functionality without any compromise to comfort while hiking.

    This footwear's versatility makes it a perfect fit for men who wish to go mountaineering and hiking. They are the ultimate professional hiking shoes that have been designed for adventure-junkies. 


    • Blight TPU Midsole adds cushioning and ergonomics to the sole 
    • 360° protective rubber band accompanied by a breathable mesh lining provides maximum breathability depending on the climate changes 
    • 3F system enables incredible flexibility, correct fit, and maximum support while you are hiking or trekking.
    • Includes self-cleaning Vibram Mtn Trainer Evo outsole that results in premium traction and stability on rugged terrain.

    Columbia Men's Funnison Li Omni-Heat

    Another impeccably designed shoe that fits aptly for being the best hiking footwear. Especially suitable for winter wear, the boots effectively keep your feet warm, providing excellent comfort.

    Being feature-rich footwear, Columbia Men's Gunnison Li Omni-Heat has a waterproof leather upper, superior midsole cushioning, advanced outsole traction, and thermal-reflective lining, enabling a comfortable ride in rugged conditions. 


    • Waterproof leather
    • Techlite lightweight midsole provides superior cushioning, high energy return, and long-lasting comfort.
    • Omni-grip non-marking traction rubber
    • Waterproof seam-sealed construction
    • Omni-heat reflective lining

    Hiking Footwear For Women

      Salewa Women's Rapace Goretex

      Rapace Gore-Tex stands to be one of the best creations by Salewa in women's hiking footwear. The shoes are designed to provide optimal functionality and secure grip, making them perfect for mountaineering.

      Embedded with multiple features, the shoes are highly reliable, long-lasting, and durable. They will be your trustworthy partner throughout the hiking journey.


      • The midsole has SALEWA's Blight TPU technology that ensures firm ergonomic hold 
      • 3F System enables great support and enhanced ankle mobility
      • Climbing Lacing
      • MFF+ Footbed
      • Vibram
      • Gore-Tex comfort lining makes it adaptable to weather
      • Waterproof and breathable 
      • Cleansport NXT
      • Flex Collar

      Salewa WS Alp Trainer Mid Goretex

      Another edge performing women's hiking footwear that has become a popular people's choice. Salewa WS Alp Trainer Mid Goretex is well-built with suede leather with an upper protective rubbing edge.

      This hiking footwear is known to be the best alpine fit with the 100% blister-free guarantee.


      • 3F System provides firm heel and ankle support
      • Cleansport NXT
      • MFF Footbed
      • Climbing Lacing
      • Vibram
      • Gore-Tex

      The North Face Women Hedgehog Trek GTX

      A perfection in hiking footwear is what The North Face Women Hedgehog Trek GTX can be called. They provide a firm grip, extreme comfort, cushioning, and impermeability while you hike on rugged terrains.

      It is a perfect choice if you are heading to a place where it rains often. The shoes embed an array of features, yet it is highly lightweight that provides ultimate protection and mobility for smooth hiking trails.


      • Gore-Tex membrane ensures ventilation and resists water keeping your feet dry
      • Vibram outsole
      • Ortholite insole ensures premium comfort and padding for relentless hiking
      • Heel stability technology enables walking on uneven terrain

      RaidLight Revolutiv Women's Shoes

      If hiking takes you to harsh and rough conditions, RaidLight Revolutiv Women's Shoes footwear would be a smart pick. Embedded with an array of exceptional features, the footwear also has a tendon wrapping system that provides extreme support and versatility for a seamless hiking experience.

      It stands to be your perfect partner for the most challenging hiking terrains.


      • Dual-density midsole
      • Sensor3 footbed 
      • Regular fit and asymmetric toe profile
      • Dynamic Sensor sole 
      • Asymmetric toe cap
      • Anatomic heel support
      • Speedlace lock
      • Gaiter Attachment System on the front of the foot
      • NFC technology for additional information

      Adventure HQ - Your One Stop Shop For All Hiking Essentials

      With decades of experience and excellence in the adventure industry, we prepared this handy guide of recommended hiking footwear. Being the leading customer-oriented platform of adventurous goods, we offer solutions that perfectly fit your requirements. 

      Our in-house hiking products are known for their long-lasting quality and unbeatable perfection. It won't be much saying that "Once an Adventure HQ partner is always an Adventure HQ partner." 

      We support you throughout your buying journey and help you make the right choices. Our consistent endeavors to make travelling and adventure trails comfortable for travel souls have helped us pioneer the industry. 

      So, to purchase the best hiking essentials, knock on our door!

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