5 hiking boots to try this summer

As we start to enjoy longer days, it’s a great time of year to get outside and explore the many wonderful hiking trails that our country has to offer. If you’re in need of some new footwear for your adventures, check out our top five picks for hiking boots to try this summer.

Walking boots for summer

Walking boots for summer

However, before you go on your next hike, you need to make sure you have the right gear including a good pair of hiking boots.

There are a lot of different hiking boots on the market and it can be tough to decide which ones are right for you. That’s why we’ve put together a list of five hiking boots to try this summer for you to read.

Dolomite steinbeck gtx 2 0

Dolomite Steinbeck GTX 2.0

If you’re looking for a boot that is both comfortable and stylish, then the Dolomite Steinbeck GTX 2.0 is a great choice. This boot is made with Italian craftsmanship and it shows in the quality of the materials and construction. The Dolomite Steinbeck GTX 2.0 is also waterproof and breathable, making it a great choice for hikes in all types of weather.

With this shoe's new Michelin All Terrain PLUS sole designed specifically after those found in vehicles such as trucks or Jeeps because they provide better traction under any condition; whether wetter than usual today--or colder than yesterday afternoon!

KEY FEATURES

  • Upper: Perspair® Woven fabric - Stretch fabric
  • LINING: Gore-tex Extended Comfort Footwear - Gore-tex elastic laminate
  • SOLE: Moulded Eva - Michelin® All Terrain bottom - OCX rubber compound
  • FOOTBED: Climafresh Ice Capsule
  • Weight: 500g (one boot)
Asolo TPS 520 GV Hiking Boots

Asolo TPS 520 GV Hiking Boots

Made of one-piece full grain water resistant leather upper that offers comfort and protection while the GoreTex Performance Comfort Footwear lining guarantees waterproofness and breathability keeping your feet dry on long hikes. A co-injected two density polyurethane midsole coupled with the high tech Asolo/Vibram Tripe Power Structure out sole which offers three shock absorbers at points of the shoe which have the greatest impact on the ground means you are getting a strong, sturdy and in incredibly comfortable ride, no matter the conditions.

Key features

UPPER: Water-resistant full grain leather 2,6-2,8 mm

LINING: Gore-Tex Performance Comfort Footwear

LASTING BOARD: Asoflex 00 MR

ANATOMIC FOOTBED: Lite 2

SOLE: Triple Power Structure Evo Asolo/Vibram rubber - midsole in dual-density PU

FIT: Man

WEIGHT: 830 (g) (1/2 pair size 8 UK)

La sportiva tx5 gtx hiking boot

La Sportiva TX5 GTX Hiking Boots

The TX5 GTX boots are the perfect choice for any outdoor enthusiast. Whether you're hiking through mountains or exploring ruins, these durable shoes will keep your feet dry and comfortable thanks to their water resistant GORE-TEX membrane that works in tandem with high quality leather uppers plus rubber toe caps which protect against bruises from stones while allowing ample space between each lugs' bulky design offers protection at all angles!

A mid-cut boot, underneath the shoe sits a Vibram thick mega-grip outsole that is made to offer the best traction and stability on any terrain, giving you confidence with each step.

Key features:

  • Mid cut design for stability
  • Upper: Nubuck + protective rubber rand and toe cap
  • Lining: Gore-Tex Extended Comfort
  • Waterproof GORE-TEX membrane
  • Lugged outsoles for added traction
  • Sole: Vibram MegaGrip
  • Weight: 530g pair
Addidas terrex swift r2


Adidas Outdoor Terrex Swift R2 Mid GTX Hiking Boots

The lightweight, breathable build of these hiking shoes will keep your feet dry. The GORE-TEX® lining means you can move swiftly through the mountains or tough terrain with ease and comfort thanks to its rugged Traxion outsole which has a Continental™ Rubber base for added traction on any terrain - wet or dry!

Key features

  • Ripstop mesh upper for breathability and light weight
  • TPU overlays for durability and added support
  • Lace Bungee stows laces to help avoid tangling; Hook eyelets
  • Moulded TPU toe cap for durability
  • GORE-TEX® lining for waterproof, breathable performance
  • Traxion outsole for optimal grip in all directions; Continental™ Rubber for extraordinary grip even in wet conditions
  • Weight: 415g
Scarpa rush mid gtx

Scarpa Rush Mid GTX

The Scarpa Rush Mid GTX walking boots have been designed to provide you with the comfort and support that you need when out on the trail. The upper of the boot is made from an all synthetic fabric, which is combined with a Gore-Tex Extended Comfort membrane to keep your feet dry even in wet conditions and breathable in warmer weather. The Scarpa Free-dome Super Gum outsole provides excellent traction and stability on all types of terrain, making these boots ideal for use in all seasons.

Key features:

Upper: Fabric with Welded PU

Mid Sole: 3D EVA-CM

Lining: Gore-Tex Performance Comfort

Sole: Scarpa Free-dome, Super Gum

Weight: 370G pair

What hiking boots are you wearing this summer?

No matter which pair of boots you choose, make sure to break them in before you hit the trail. This will help prevent any blisters or discomfort while you’re hiking. You can read our top tips for selecting a pair of hiking boots here.

What about you? what’s your favourite pair of hiking boots? Let us know on Instagram @beoutsdebeactive

Want to find more routes to walk this summer? Here's some of our latest hiking routes for your to try out:

Charing Village

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Penarth to Lavernock