Hiking Shoes & Boots
There is nothing like getting out there and experiencing nature first-hand on a scenic hike-but knowing a great hike starts from the ground up is important. Ensuring you have the right hiking shoe for your next adventure is crucial to enjoying and completing all your trail excursions.
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How to find the Perfect shoe
When searching for the right hiking shoe for your next excursion, the number of options can often be overwhelming. It is important to understand what to look for in your shoe based on what type of trail you are exploring and what you want out of your next hiking shoe. If you are looking to explore all day on technical terrain, you will want to find an agile hiking shoe that this ready to keep up. If you are planning on a more leisurely outdoor adventure, a hooking boot with added ankle support may be the right fit for you.
Here is our breakdown of the best hiking shoes and hiking boots for each type of hike;
For more leisurely hikes, try the Lone Peak Hiker.
For the more challenging routes, try the Olympus 5 Hike Low GTX.
For all-day excursions, try the Olympus 5 Hike Mid GTX.
HIKING MEETS ALTRA COMFORT.
One of the most important features to consider when choosing hiking shoes or boots is comfort. Comfort that keeps up, lasts all day, and keeps you going through any terrain is ideal for most hikers. Altra makes comfort the priority in all hiking shoes and boots with multiple levels of cushion and our signature FootShapeTM construction for wherever your next adventure takes you. Taking on more technical terrain? Try something with a little more cushion underfoot. Looking to move quickly through the trails? Try out an option with a little less cushion that still offers all-day comfort.
HIKING FOR ALL FEET.
Flat feet? Wide feet? Altra’s variety of hiking shoes and boots are made for all feet. With wide size options in many of our shoes, you will find our signature comfort fits any foot while offering the room you need to spread out comfortably on all terrain.
WHAT TYPE OF FOOTWEAR IS BEST FOR HIKING?
Footwear that is designed for both performance and comfort is best for your hiking adventure.
IS IT OKAY TO WEAR RUNNING SHOES FOR HIKING?
Running shoes are great for hiking if they are designed for the terrain. Trail running shoes are equipped with a grippy outsole for traction on the trails and can make a great hiking shoe.
ARE HIKING SHOES OKAY FOR WALKING?
Yes! Even though hiking shoes are designed for more rugged terrain, they can be great for a casual stroll as well.
ARE ZERO DROP SHOES GOOD FOR HIKING?
Yes! Zero drop shoes, which Altra refers to as Balanced Cushioning provide a more stable platform for your feet to move naturally with each step of your hike.