Whether you’re taking an evening stroll you’re planning a serious overland excursion to the world’s more extreme environments, the right footwear is essential. Swide brings you the top 10 hiking boots for 2013.
Top 10 hiking boots
A good pair of hiking boots should be the first things on your equipment list for any outdoor excursion, particularly if you’re heading into the unknown. Swide has the top 10 hiking boots of 2013.
From the company that revolutionised hiking boots in the nineties here is the0r latest offering that sits in a milder price bracket without losing the famed Meindl toughness and comfort. The weight is good considering the materials and they are a fine looking leather pair of hiking books that will suit the gentleman with a more classic taste in his country wear.
Hi Tec Harmony
Something that Hi Tec do very well is light, sturdy, walking shoes for ladies. These waterproof shoes have breathable mesh worked into the uppers to keep your feet cool when your on the trail. Traditional metal hook lacing holes attached to side overlays give extra security and firmness.
A sturdy, robust all-weather shoe that will give optimum grip and keep your feet dry whether your traversing creek beds in a downpour or scaling the side of a mountain in a monsoon. GORE-TEX® lining means the foot can breath for hours so no dreaded white foot at the end of the day.
Scarpa SL Activ
An upgrade of an iconic model the Scarpa SL Activ incorporates Scarpa’s innovative ActivFit technology, combining four elements; last, sole, ergonomic design and footbed. ideally suited to hill walking on rugged terrain all year round, the Scarpa SL Active is also compatible with crampons, for shorter summit trips and easy glacier crossings.
Salomon 3D Lady
At this moment it seems Salomon can do no wrong and the 3D Comet Lady has great heel stability, cushioning and mid-height support make this light weight boot ideal for 1-2 day hikes. A three-layer chassis gives extra protection to the feet.
The North Face Havoc
Multi-use light, functional hiking shoes that have enough rubber to cross over into trail running territory when needed. Waterproof, breathable and with sufficient exterior toughness to protect the feet you can find a million uses for these shoes.
Karrimor KSB Tour II eVent
The Karrimor KSB Tour II eVent is a completely waterproof and breathable walking boot, that uses the eVent membrane system to keep you comfortable while walking all day. The boots allow perspiration to evaporate out of the shoe, while keeping water from rain and precipitation away from your socks and feet. This makes it totally comfortable, meaning you can concentrate on the walking, rather than the boot. Excellent value for money.
An excellent hiking shoe that has all the performance trimmed down to its bare bones. One of the best on the market just does the simple things well. The mid-cut, lightweight boot has a breathable membrane and first class traction.
The most popular of all in the Meindl range, a company with over 300 year’s experience in the field of footwear manufacture. While other companies experiment with new hybrid fibres, Meindl are content to fall back on their superior craftsmanship and construct ruddy, comfortable hiking boots from the best in leather. Great grip.
Berghaus Explorer Ridge
A very strong shoe that will inspire confidence in you stride in all kinds of extreme environments. Built to last 3 or 3 seasons of the hardest walking. Multi directional grip and support and key features as is the mid sole and sole’s layered construction.