The 12 Best Hiking Boots and Shoes of 2019

Treat your feet with these trail runners and mid-cuts.
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You don't need much gear to start hiking. But there is one thing you absolutely need: a good pair of shoes. If you're planning on going light and fast and carrying little, a pair of lightweight trail runners will keep you nimble. If you crave stability or plan on toting a bigger load, go for a pair of mid-cuts. Whichever way you decide to go, there's a great pair of shoes or boots for you below.

Hiking Boots

From lightweight hikers to burlier boots, these will protect and support you on the trail.

Trail Runners

Go light-and-fast with these minimalist models.

Honorable Mentions

Meet our favorite shoes and boots that didn't make the magazine.