Hiking boots must be strong enough to endure the rugged conditions in hiking, camping, and even hunting. Strong or sturdy boots need not be heavy to avoid too much pressure on the feet especially in long miles of walking. Lightweight hiking boots are the best boots to use in long hikes. If you are looking for one then you can start shopping for it on your local hiking or backpacking shops. You can also check several hiking boot reviews that focus more on the lightweight boots and lightweight hiking shoes.
The Montrail Blue Ridge GTX, Vasque Breeze GTX, Timberland Cadion Waterproof Mid Gore-Tex XCR, Danner Radical 452 GTX, and the Columbia Frontier Peak GTX are just some of the most commonly available lightweight hiking boots and the list toppers in most hiking boot reviews. These lightweight hiking boots are all available in widths that can fit the men and women alike. Lightweight boots are slightly taller than the mid-cut hiking shoes. This design gives more ankle support and at the same time lighter weight to keep you going in long hiking trips. These lightweight boots have leather uppers that are designed with mesh stripes for ventilation making them comfortable to wear even in hot weathers.
According to some hiking boot reviews from the users, the Montrail Blue Ridge GTX fits well those hikers that have narrow or medium feet. This Montrail hiking boot has an all-leather uppers and only available in medium width designs for the sizes of both men and women. A pair of this boot costs at around $180 depending on the dealer. Another hiking boot, the Vasque Breeze running at around $150 has ventilating mesh on the uppers. It also uses a breathable Gore-Tex XCR for waterproofing. This boot is also available in two widths but this boot attracts more women users because of its good ventilation.
The Timberland Cadion Waterproof Mid Gore-Tex XCR is a medium width hiking boot that offers extra strength, waterproofing, and lightweight. This boot uses a fabric that is made of Swiss nylon, Schoeller material, polyester, Lycra, and Coolmax. These materials make this boot very light and the Gore-Tex XCR keeps it waterproof even when submerged in the water. This boot has received several praises from hiking boot reviews and was awarded with the Backpacker Magazine 2006 Editor’s Choice award. This Timberland boot is available at around $140 in local and online stores. The Danner Radical 452 GTX ($130) and the Columbia Frontier Peak GTX ($120) also show some good reviews because of the comfort that they offer. The Danner is now only available for men and the Columbia is now phased out and replaced by the Titanium Daska Pass hiking boots.