Best Hiking Boots – 2012

    Let’s skip the fanfare – here is our list of the best hiking boots:

    1. Asolo TPS 520 GV

    2. Asolo Fugitive GTX

    3. Danner Mountain Light IIĀ 

    4. Lowa Renegade II GTX Mid

    5. Vasque Breeze GTX

    6. Asolo FSN 95 GTX

    7. Salomon XA Pro 3D

    8. Merrell Wilderness

    9. Salomon Quest 4D GTX

    10. Keen Oregon PCT

    Other hiking boots worth mentioning:

    11. Lowa Zephyr GTX Mid

    12. Asolo TPS 535

    13. Merrell Outbound GTX

    14. Zamberlan 760 Steep GT

    The difference in quality and value in the top ten hiking boots is minimal. You can feel confident buying any hiking boot from this list that best fits your foot and your style.

    Obviously it is difficult to make a list of hiking boots that perfectly suits a vague word like “best”, so we’ve tried to consider a broad range of criteria like quality, popularity, value, availability, etc.

    Also see our list of best hiking boots for under $150 or our hiking boot reviews.