These boots…

Trying to find a boot that is tall enough to prevent dirt, keep stickers from invading my socks, and that fits well is no easy challenge.  Most tall boots I’ve tried are sloppy in the heel area or too spacious for my foot. The best hiking boot is the one that fits your foot the best. But let me just say my feet would be destroyed and covered in blisters if it weren’t for my Merrell’s. I’ve been in pursuit of the perfect boot for many years. The best fitting, most comfortable boot I have ever worn is my Merrells.

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I got these boots a few years ago on a sale rack. They have been amazing and together we have traveled hundreds of trail miles. They have seen the beautiful mountains and waterfalls that surround Bowman Reservior in the Tahoe National Forest, they have gone quail hunting with me, and saved my ankle from being crushed during my Sage Hill hike.
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I also bought a pair that I am very pleased with for my friend and they are still his favorite hiking boot AND day shoe.
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These boots are durable and comfortable and have taken a beating over the years and are still in excellent condition. Although it may seem like a pricey boot, for the quality you cannot beat them. They range from $100-$200 for women’s and $100-$300 for men. These boots grip the trail, help you slow down and stop and will be comfortable enough for you to wear while backpacking the mountains or just going for a day hike. I spray mine with some waterproof, so I can trudge through little creeks and streams without worrying about getting my feet soaked, but I wouldn’t go swimming in a lake with them… they’re not that waterproof. Trust me I’ve tried it. So to all my friends that go hiking with me, save you Nike shoes for the gym and get some real trail shoes!

What is your best pair of hiking boots? Share your stories and thoughts with me below!

Happy Trails!

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1 Response to “These boots…”


  1. 1 drew April 7, 2013 at 11:46 AM

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