24 Best Hiking Boots For Women — At All Price Points

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Best Hiking Boots For Women

We may think we can hike in any old sneakers, but that’s simply not true. Choosing the best hiking boots will keep us safe and comfortable on all sorts of rugged terrains, and will work with our hike versus against it.

But wearing the right pair of hiking boots can mean difference between blisters and happiness. And it’s all about finding shoes that work for your feet and hiking expertise level. The best hiking boots for women, in particuar, come in the form of all styles and looks, so it's a good time to go shopping. 

1. Vivobarefoot Women's FG Leather Walking Shoes

Stylish update for their original barefoot hiking boot, Tracker Hi is a lightweight boot ready to tackle the toughest terrains and the coldest weather. No compromise on any front: style, weather or terrain. 

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2. The Original Muck Boot Liberty Alpine Waterproof Hiker Boot

Neoprene padding in the tongue and shaft snugs the fit of a waterproof boot, made with a molded footbed and grounded by slip-resistant lugs.

(Nordstrom, $154.95)

3. Timberland Courmayeur Valley Water Resistant Hiking Boot

Take on the trail with style and confidence in a sturdy lugged-sole boot featuring a water-resistant finish and comfort-cushioned footbed.

(Nordstrom, $159.95)

4. Schutz Emanuela Platform Hiking Boot

A chunky braided harness and bright laces highlight a leather hiking boot with a logo pull tab and snow-crushing lugged platform sole.

(Nordstrom, $244.95)

5. Sorel Lexie Wedge Waterproof Boot

Expertly crafted for both style and function, this sleek wedge bootie pairs waterproof full-grain leather and rugged coated canvas for a striking mix of texture and color. A supportive arch and molded footbed provide comfort, and color-pop laces add extra panache.

(Nordstrom, $169.95)

6. Columbia Women’s Newton Ridge Plus Waterproof Amped Hiking Boot

Built waterproof and stylish, this comfortable suede hiking boot is inspired by classic mountaineering boots. Features a combination of full grain leather and suede, waterproof seam-sealed bootie construction, and techlite lightweight midsole for long lasting comfort, superior cushioning, and high energy return.

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7. Vivobarefoot Magna Trail Women’s Hiking Shoes

A multi-terrain vegan hiking boot designed to give you the most with the least, the Magna Trail lets you feel the ground, connecting you to nature.  

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8. Lamo Taylor Hiking Boot

The Taylor from Lamo is a gorgeous, yet sturdy hiker boot with a cow suede upper and lined with premium faux fur. It also features a soft furry collar around the ankle for a chic look.

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9. XPETI Women's Thermator Mid High-Top Waterproof Hiking Outdoor Boot

Waterproof mesh upper and Hydroshield Membrane keeps feet dry and warm during walks through mud and snow. Rubber Toe Cap protection and Rubber Outsole for optimal trail grip.

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10. Clorts Women's Hiking Boots

Suede leather and waterproof nanofiber membrane for excellent water resistance and air permeability, the upper insole further increases breathability. Padded collar and tongue for a supportive and snug fit. Soft insole for arch support, the lining protects your feet against rubbing.

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11. Vivobarfoot’s Tracker FG Women’s Boots

Tracker is a barefoot hiking boot made from high quality leather. It is designed for wild and rough terrains, with our firm ground sole. This minimalist walking boot has a waterproof lining and thermal protection to keep feet a comfortable temperature and ready to explore nature.

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12. Merrell Women's Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot

This 100 percent suede leather/mesh has a rubber sole and removable insole. Merrell air cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability and 5mm lug depth.

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13. Kodiak Women's Surrey II Hiking Boot

These cute but sturdy hiking boots are made of waterproof leather and sealed seams, waterproof membrane construction, and removable leather memory foam insole.

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14. Oboz Sapphire Mid B-Dry Hiking Shoe

Three core components make up the B-DRY waterproof system starting with proprietary tape-sealed polyurethane film bootie. Hydrophobic upper materials keep the shoe watertight while textile lining wicks sweat away.

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15. Marc Fisher Inka Hiking Boot

Whether you're going glamping for the weekend or just going uptown, this lugged-sole hiking boot is a chic way to finish off your cold-weather looks.

(Nordstrom, $249.95)

16. Spring Step Micha Faux Fur Lined Hiking Boot

Take on the trails with this water-resistant boot that's set on a shock-absorbent crepe lug sole and lined in plush faux fur.

(Nordstrom, $89.95)

17. Franco Sarto Rosella Waterproof Boot

Fluffy faux-fur trim adds to the winter-ready look and feel of a hiker-inspired boot grounded by a sturdy lug sole.

(Nordstrom, $169.95)

18. Clarks Orinoco Faux Shearling Trim Waterproof Hiking Boot

Get your closet ready for practically anything with this waterproof, hiking-inspired boot topped by snowy faux shearling that lines the inside for warmth.

(Nordstrom, $129.95)

19. Keen Targhee II Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot

A durable lace-up hiking boot offers excellent traction and features a waterproof KEEN. Dry lining to keep feet free from uncomfortable moisture.

(Nordstrom, $139.95)

20. Very Volatile Tonkin Hiker Boot

Faux-fur trim at the cuff and tongue adds to the cold-weather appeal of a good-looking hiker boot grounded by ripple-textured treads.

(Nordstrom, $99.95)

21. Naturalizer Varuna 2 Waterproof Lace-Up Bootie

Faux shearling lines the cuff and tongue of a chic, winter-ready hiking boot crafted from soft suede and grounded by a lugged sole.

(Nordstrom, $174.95)

22. Merrell Women's Siren Hex Q2 E-Mesh

The Women's Siren Hex Q2 E-Mesh features engineered mesh upper, bellows tongue keeps debris out, kinetic Fit™ Tri removable contoured insole provides light support to all three arches of the foot. Q FORM™ 2 dual-density midsole with heel-centering technology provides gender-engineered alignment, and Merrell Air Cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability.

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23. Bearpaw Inka Genuine Sheepskin Footbed Boot

Plush lining offers extra comfort and warmth to your feet in these laced-up boots, made from genuine sheepskin footbed and wool blend lining. Cozy, soft, and super-durable because of the heavy-duty rubber sole.

(Macy's, $59)

24. Bearpaw Women's Maria Lace-Up Boots

Perfect for cold, snowy days, the 8-inch tall Maria boot has a cow suede upper with colorful, textured wool fold-down collar that softens the profile of this updated lace-up. Plus, the pop of color will add some brightness to an otherwise dreary day as you plow through slush.

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her.


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