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Best Hiking Boots Brands

Best Hiking Boots Brands Keep Your Feet Safe, Warm, Dry, Clean, And Comfy

Which are the best hiking boots brands for you?

Hiking boots are generally considered one of the most important items of hiking equipment because they protect your feet from harm and you will usually be wearing them throughout the duration of your hiking trip.

It is highly recommended that you do not purchase hiking boots that you have not tried on or had fitted properly as the risk of pain and discomfort that could result is not worth it.

When choosing the best hiking boots brands for you, the most important factor to consider should be a comfortable fit. You should also consider two other major factors: the type of terrain over which you will be hiking; plus your own weight and whether you will be carrying a heavy load.

Choosing hiking boots will often be a compromise between the features associated with winter and high level hiking boots like: crampon compatibility, ankle support, shock absorption, warmth and waterproofing; and those associated with summer and low level walking such as: flexibility, lighter weight and breathability.

There are a wide range of hiking boots available from both specialist footwear manufacturers and from general outdoor equipment manufacturers.

If you don’t know much about hiking boots and want to find out more, then read our guide here or take a look at the following video:

Which Are The Best Hiking Boots Brands For You?

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Lists Of Best Hiking Boots Brands

Specialist Footwear Manufacturers

Take a look at the following list of best hiking boots brands available on the market where the brand specializes in outdoor footwear:

    AKU Logo

  • AKU – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US – AKU is an Italian footwear company located in the Montebelluna mountain and sporting footwear industrial district. AKU is considered one of the leading European bands in the outdoor market. AKU main products are hiking boots and hiking shoes. AKU also offer a range of top quality accessories such as socks, insoles and laces to go with the AKU footwear. Find out more …
  • Asolo Logo

  • Asolo – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US – Since they began in 1975, Asolo walking boots and shoes have achieved an important worldwide leadership position in creating technical footwear for mountaineering. The goal of Asolo is to produce great footwear for all of your outdoor needs, for all conditions, for all altitudes: from light walking to hiking, from backpacking to the most dangerous climbing, be it on ice or on a mixed terrain. They also have some sandals. Find out more …
  • Brasher Logo

  • BrasherBrasher merged with Berghaus in Spring 2015 – Brasher specialised in outdoor walking footwear & socks for men, women and kids. The Brasher motto was “Live To Walk.” Brasher boots and Brasher shoes were a comprehensive range of leather and fabric boots and shoes designed with the Brasher core values in mind to ensure you enjoy every walking moment in the great outdoors: out-of-the-box comfort, lightweight, fit for purpose, and engineered to last. Find out more …
  • Chaco Shoes, Boots And Sandals Logo

  • Chaco – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US – Chaco footwear was founded in 1989 in Colorado, USA. Chaco is best known for its product line of Z strap sandals, usually referred to as Chacos, originally intended for use by whitewater rafting guides. Chaco creates quality products that can be repaired or resoled, products that can last as long as possible without the need to throw it away. Chaco footwear is available for men, women and kids, in a number of styles: boots, shoes, sandals, flips and reversiflip, and has collections for hiking, water and lifestyle. Additionally, Chaco have a range of belts, and dog collars & leashes. Find out more …
  • Hanwag Logo

  • Hanwag – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US – The Hanwag boots company is based in Germany, in Vierkirchen near Munich and have been making boots since 1921. Hanwag boots are high quality boots, providing excellent stability and a long lasting great fit, are made for both men and women, and are categorized for either: Mountaineering; Climbing; Hiking; Everyday Outdoor; or Hunting. Find out more …
  • Lowa Hiking Boots, Shoes And More Logo

  • Lowa – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US – Lowa is a German based company that have been making outdoor footwear since 1923. Lowa have earned our reputation for constructing the world’s most comfortable and durable outdoor footwear. Lowa have a wide range of boots and shoes in the following categories: Alpine; Backpacking; Trekking; All Terrain Collection; Outdoor-Fitness/Speedhiking; Travel; Cold Weather Boots; and Kids. Find out more …
  • Meindl Shoes And Boots

  • Meindl – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US – The Meindl company is a German based footwear manufacturer and well known for its high quality products for hiking and hill walking. Meindl have been a shoemaker for more than 300 years and have received numerous national and international awards that confirm their level of quality and innovation. Meindl produce a range of footwear products: Mountaineering/Trekking shoes; Sport/Casual shoes; Kids; Comfort fit®; Loafers; Brogues; Hunting; Winterboots/Crosscountry; Socks; and Accessories. Take a look at Meindl if you want quality hiking boots, hiking shoes or hiking sandals. Find out more …
  • Scarpa Footwear Logo

  • Scarpa – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US – Scarpa footwear is inspired by a passion for the mountains and a proud history of artisan craftsmanship. Scarpa is an Italian word meaning literally “shoe” and the roots of the Scarpa footwear company go back as far as 1938. Scarpa make footwear (boots and shoes) for a range of outdoor activities and classify their footwear on the website as: Lifestyle, Alpine Trail, Approach, Trek, Mountain, Climb, and Ski. Find out more …
  • Teva Sandals, Shoes And Boots Logo

  • Teva – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US – Teva is a footwear and accessories brand based in the US which began in 1984 when a young Grand Canyon river guide created the world’s first sports sandal. Today Teva produce a range of products for men, women and which includes sandals, shoes, boots and flip flops. Teva have a wide range of products for various activities including: Action Outdoor; After Sport; Casual; Hiking; Multisport; Outdoor Comfort; Water Sports; and Winter Recreation. Find out more …
  • Vasque Footwear Logo

  • Vasque – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US – The Vasque footwear brand was established in 1964 and is a division of the Red Wing Shoe company in the USA. Vasque are dedicated to producing functional, innovative and aesthetic footwear, both boots and shoes, that performs to the highest standards. Vasque offers various outsole systems, and components aimed at a variety of outdoor activities, including: Performance Hiking, Hiking, Backpacking, Trail Running, and Winter Hiking. Find out more …
  • Zamberlan Hiking Boots And Shoes Logo

  • Zamberlan – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US – Zamberlan began an Italy in 1929 manufacturing quality boots and shoes. Zamberlan put great efforts, skills, knowledge and passion every single day in to achieving a top quality product. Check out their wide range of boots and shoes. Today Zamberlan distributes their product worldwide in more than 40 countries. Their product range includes footwear for: Adventure Travel; Alpine activities; Climbing; Backpacking; Light Hiking; Speed Hiking; Trail Hiking; Mountain Walking; Fell Walking; and Field Boots. They also have a range of Care Products & Accessories. Find out more …

General Outdoor Equipment Manufacturers

There are also some great hiking boots available from brands that make a wide range of outdoor equipment:

    Berghaus Logo

  • Berghaus – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US – Berghaus produce a wide range of outdoor clothing and equipment for men, women and kids. They produce high quality clothing and equipment for various outdoor activities including: climbing, hiking and trekking, walking, biking, running, travel, skiing and snowboarding. Berghaus produce backpacks, boots, shoes, jackets, trousers, fleeces, baselayers, etc. Find out more …
  • Logo For Columbia

  • Columbia – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US – The Columbia Sportswear company is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of outerwear and sportswear. They produce high-quality performance products for men, women and kids, that keep you comfortable and protected, no matter where your excursions take you. Their sportswear and clothing ranges have products designed for hiking, camping and skiing. Columbia products include jackets, fleece, shirts, pants (trousers), baselayers, shorts, footwear, hats and headwear, gloves and mittens, scarves and neck gaiters, bags and backpacks, sleeping bags, watches, sunglasses, tents and socks. Find out more …
  • Gelert Logo - Gelert Tents, Sleeping Pods, Sleeping Bags, Clothing, Backpacks, Boots & More

  • Gelert – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US – Gelert is a quality, value for money camping and outdoor clothing company. They are well known for their tents, sleeping bags, rucksacks (backpacks), outdoor clothing (jackets, fleece, trousers) and walking boots. They also offer a wider range of walking camping and outdoor equipment. Find out more …
  • Haglofs Logo

  • Haglofs – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US – Haglofs is the largest supplier of outdoor equipment in the Nordic region with a wide range of products, and they operate on a worldwide basis including the whole of Scandinavia, Europe and Japan. They design products for trekking, mountaineering, skiing and intense outdoor sports and includes: clothing (Jackets, fleece, trousers, shorts, vests, gloves, hats, etc.); footwear (shoes and boots); backpacks/bags; sleeping bags and accessories. Find out more …
  • Hi Gear Tents, Boots, Backpacks, Jackets And Camping Gear Logo

  • Hi Gear – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US> – The Hi Gear brand appear to be exclusive to Go Outdoors. Hi Gear appears to have once been owned by a company called Steiners who supplied retailers. Steiners went out of business and the brand was bought by Gelert who supply Go Outdoors who have a range of product under this revived Hi gear brand name. The Hi Gear product range includes: Clothing (Coats & Jackets, Fleeces, Legwear / Trousers); Footwear (Footwear Accessories, Gaiters, Walking Boots, Walking Shoes); Tents (Backpacking, Canopies & Windbreaks, Carpets & Groundsheets, Family, Festival & Adventure, Pop Up, Tent Accessories); Sleeping (Air Pumps, Airbeds, Pillows & Liners, Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Mats); Furniture (Accessories, Camping Storage, Chairs & Beds, Tables); Cookware (Pots & Pans, Stoves, Utensils); Lighting (Headtorches, Lanterns, Torches); Rucksacks / Backpacks (Backpacks, Daypacks, Rucksack Accessories, Travel Pack); and Travel Compasses & Navigation, Coolbags, First Aid Kits, Hydration, Survival Equipment, Travel Packs, Walking Poles). Find out more …
  • Logo For Hi-Tec

  • Hi-Tec – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US – Hi-Tec Sports was founded in 1974 and its motto is “Inspired by life”. They are a global company manufacturing a range of footwear and clothing for outdoor activities and sports. With regard to hiking and walking, Hi-Tec offer a range of walking boots, shoes and sandals and clothing like coats and jackets, trousers, baselayers and socks. Find out more …
  • Highlander Outdoor Logo

  • Highlander Outdoor – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US – Highlander Outdoor manufacture outdoor and military products that “perform their task exceptionally well, as well as truly doing the job it was designed for without any loss of performance.” In terms of hiking, Highlander produce a range of equipment including: backpacks, daypacks and hydro packs; walking poles; hiking gear such as boots, baselayers, jackets, trousers, gaiters, hits, gloves, socks. They also produce tents, camping accessories; sleeping bags, mats, air beds and accessories; and travel luggage and accessories such as first aid kits, water filters, mosquito nets, etc. Find out more …
  • Jack Wolfskin Jacket, Backpack, Tents, Shoes, Gloves, Hats, Slippers And More Logo

  • Jack Wolfskin – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US – Established in 1981, the German based Jack Wolfskin company produce outdoor apparel, footwear and equipment for outdoor activities, leisure and travel for men, women and children. They produce: Apparel (Jackets; Pants/Skirts; Fleece; Shirts & jumpers; Functional shirts & underwear; Socks; Accessories (Headgear, Scarves, Gloves, Belts, Miscellaneous (Gaiters & Suspenders); and Care products); Footwear (Trekking & hiking shoes; Insulated shoes; Winter Boots; Active Trail shoes; Hut shoes / Slippers; Accessories & care products); and Equipment (Rucksacks; Bags & travel bags; Travel accessories; Tents & accessories; Sleeping Bags; and Mats). Find out more …
  • Karrimor Backpack, Jacket, Hiking Boots And More Logo

  • Karrimor – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US – Karrimor was originally a British brand of outdoor equipment established in 1946. The company diversified into backpacks in 1958 and made its reputation during the where during the 1960s and 1970s. As of 2004, the Karrimor brand was owned by Sports Direct who continue to sell Karrimor branded products. The Karrimor products are available for men, women and kids. The product range includes: Footwear (Boots, Sandals and Shoes) and Clothing (Base Layers, Fleeces and Softshells, Hats and Gloves, Jackets and Coats, Socks, Trousers and Shorts, T Shirts and Shirts, Clothing Accessories). There are also a variety of Rucksacks, or Backpacks; and Camping gear of interest to hikers includes Tents, Sleeping Bags and Mats, Cooking and Accessories. Find out more …
  • Mammut Jackets, Trousers, Backpacks, Shoes, Gloves And More

  • Mammut – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US – Mammut was founded in 1862; the Mammut Headquarters have been based in Seon, Switzerland since 1992; and the Mammut Sports Group AG is active worldwide. Mammut is a pioneering enterprise, developing, producing and distributing alpine, outdoor and snow sports products for men and women. The Mammut product range is categorized on their website as: Apparel (Jackets & Vests; Pants & Shorts; Shirts & Pulls; Baselayer; and Accessories (Headgear, Gloves, Gaiters, Belts & Braces); Footwear (boots and shoes); Backpacks; Ropes; Climbing Gear; Avalanche Safety; Sleeping Systems (sleeping bags, mats and pillows); and Headlamps. Find out more …
  • Logo For Merrell

  • Merrell – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US – Since Merrell was founded in Vermont in the USA in 1981, they have been creating quality performance footwear for outdoor enthusiasts and are today a global enterprise. Merrell produce a wide range of footwear (shoes, boots and sandals) for men and women and they also have a kids range. Merrell also produce a range of clothing which includes jackets, coats, trousers, shorts and other items. Find out more …
  • Mountain Warehouse Logo

  • Mountain Warehouse – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US – Mountain Warehouse are a UK based company that have been developing outdoor gear for all the family since 1997. Amongst the outdoor equipment they offer are hiking boots, hiking jackets, walking poles, fleece jackets, base layers, trousers and shorts, tents, sleeping bags, rucksacks (backpacks) and other camping gear. They also offer gear for travel and other outdoor activities such as running, cycling, fishing, equestrian sports and skiing. Find out more …
  • New Balance Shoes For Walking And Hiking Logo

  • New Balance – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US – New Balance is a US based footwear and apparel manufacturer founded in 1906 and is one of the major sports footwear manufacturers of the world. New Balance aim to produce superior footwear by manufacturing it to fit all widths and sizes, because a better fit produces better performance. New Balance have a range of shoes and boots for running, walking, cross-training, hiking/multi-sport and sports. They also have a range of apparel such as shorts, pants, jackets and tops for activities like running, tennis, fitness, team sports, casual, military training and yoga, plus a range of accessories such as socks, insoles, sports monitors, hats & gloves, sports bras, bags, sunglasses, laces, underwear, compression & braces, hydration, safety, shoe care, headbands & wristbands. Find out more …
  • Regatta Clothing And Equipment Logo

  • Regatta – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US – Established in 1981 in the UK, the Regatta clothing and equipment company produce high quality and great value outdoor and sports gear for the whole family. Regatta products are considered good value and are often very durable and suitable for harsh conditions. Regatta clothing is some the most popular in the leisurewear and workwear markets, with products including: Jackets; Fleece and Hoodies; Softshells; Bodywarmers and Gilets; T-Shirts and Tops; Legwear (Gaitors, Overtrousers, Shorts, Trousers); and Accessories (Hats and Caps, Gloves and Mitts, Socks). Regatta also has a range of Footwear (Boots, Sandals, Shoes) and equipment in the form of Rucksacks (Backpacks). Find out more …
  • Rohan Clothing And Footwear Logo

  • Rohan – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US – Founded in 1972, the Rohan clothing, footwear and luggage company is a British designer and supplier of outdoor products. The Rohan design philosophy is based on creating gear to suit the needs for any journey. Rohan make performance clothing to shoes and luggage to keep you protected and comfortable in the world’s wildest places with a range of products that is all you need and nothing you don’t. Rohan design and manufacture a comprehensive range of lightweight, packable, easy to care for clothing which offers protection in all the world’s climates and includes: Jackets, Trousers, Waterproofs, Insulation, Fleece, Base Layers, Shirts, T-shirts and Tops, Shorts, Footwear, Socks and Accessories (Caps, Hats, Gloves, etc). They also offer shoes, sandals, boots and rucksacks (backpacks). Find out more …
  • Salomon Footwear, Clothing, Backpacks And More Logo

  • Salomon – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US – Salomon or Salomon Group is a sports equipment manufacturing company that started in France in 1947. In 1997 it became part of the Adidas group and then was sold to Amer Sports of Finland in 2005. Today, Salomon products are sold in more than 160 countries and the brand is a global icon. Salomon roots lie with skiing but today Salomon make products for a number of sports activities and are categorized on their website as Trail Running, Hiking, Active Wear, Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing and Snowboard. With respect to hiking, Salomon categorize their products as: Footwear (boots, shoes & sandals), Clothing (jackets, midlayers, tees, bottoms and baselayers), Bags & packs (backpacks and belts), and Accessories such as Headwear (caps & hats), Footwear (quick lace kit), Bags (rain cover), and Socks. Find out more …
  • The North Face Logo

  • The North Face – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US – The North Face is a very popular American brand which was established in 1968. The North Face specializes in outdoor clothing , footwear and equipment for hiking, climbing, mountaineering, skiing, snowboarding, and endurance athletics and they also sponsor professional athletes. Their range of clothing and footwear includes: Jackets; Gilets; Midlayers; Fleeces; Tops; Trousers; Shorts & Skirts; Dresses; Baselayers; Footwear (Boots, Shoes and Sandals); and Accessories (Hats, Beanies, Headwear, Scarves, Neckgaiters; Gloves; Socks; Gaiters, Belts, Water Bottles). Their range of equipment includes: Urban Bags; Technical Backpacks (Rucksacks); Travel Bags; Sleeping Bags; and Tents. Find out more …
  • Timberland Boots And Shoes Logo

  • Timberland – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US – The Timberland brand name was created in 1973 and the company are US based. They manufacture outdoor and casual wear that focuses on footwear. Although the main products of interest with respect to hiking are the hiking boots and hiking shoes, there are also a few other products available from Timberland suitable for hiking such as sandals, socks and jackets. Find out more …
  • Trespass Clothing, Footwear And Equipment Logo

  • Trespass – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US – The Trespass Clothing, Footwear And Equipment brand was established in 1984 and the Trespass company is headquartered in Scotland in the UK. Trespass produce performance outdoor clothing for men, women and children, from entry level to more advanced, and their product range represents stylish designs as well as excellent value for money. With regards to hiking, the Trespass product range consists of: Clothing (Waterproof Jackets, Waterproof Trousers, Soft Shell Jackets, Walking Trousers, Fleece, Gilets, Ponchos}; Base Layers (Thermal Underwear, Active Layers); Accessories (Hats, Gloves, Socks, Gaiters); Footwear (Walking Boots, Trail Shoes); Bags (Backpacks & Daypacks, Rucksacks, Hydration Packs, Dry Bags, Waist Bags); Equipment (Walking Poles, Compasses, Torches, Water Flasks, Eating & Cooking, Health & Hygiene, Safety Equipment, Umbrellas, Fleece Blankets). Find out more …
  • Vango Tents, Sleeping Bags, Backpacks And More Logo

  • Vango – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US – Vango is based in Scotland in the UK and has been developing camping equipment since 1966. Vango is known for great design and durability of products and the Vango product range includes: Tents; Vehicle Awnings; Sleeping Bags; Rucksacks / Backpacks & Luggage; Footwear (Boots and Shoes); Camping Furniture; Outdoor Essentials (Acrylics, Adaptors, Airbeds, Awning Spares, Compasses, Cookware, Cutlery, Drink Bottles, Flasks, Hydration Packs, Kettles, Lanterns, Lights, Mallets and Peg Extractors, Pegs, Poles, Pumps, Ropes, Rucksack Accessories, Sleeping Accessories, Sleeping Mats, Stoves, Tent Preparation and Servicing, Torches, Walking Poles, Water Carriers); Trangia Burners, Stoves and Accessories; Cooking fuel; and Wayfayrer ready to eat food. Find out more …
  • Vaude Tents, Backpacks, Sleeping Bags And More Logo

  • Vaude – Shop at – Amazon-UKAmazon-US – Vaude is a German company founded in 1974 producing outdoor equipment in three business segments: Mountain Sports, Bike Sports and Packs ‘n Bags. Vaude stands for “quality gear that you can absolutely rely on.” The Vaude product range is extensive and includes: Clothing such as Jackets, Trousers/Pants, Headgear, Gloves, Socks and Gaiters; Boots and Shoes; Backpacks and Daypacks; Tents; Sleeping Bags and Pads; and Accessories like Bottles, First Aid Kits and Rain covers. Find out more …

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