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The 3 Best Hiking Shoes 2021 has to Offer

In this article, you will find our top 3 picks and brief reasons why they topped our list.

1. Salomon X Ultra 3 GTX

This is an overall well-performing and efficient shoe for long trail hikes.  We loved its tread design, the stable chassis, waterproofing, the cushioned interior, toe cap, and single-pull laces.

The price of this shoe is reasonable, considering its features. Plus, its durability is undoubted.

The only fault we found in this product is that wearing this during warm weather may cause discomfort because it is of Gore-Tex material. But this will come in handy if it’s a cold season.

2. Altra Lone Peak 4.5 

This shoe is a crowd-favorite among those who decide to take on the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail.

It has a simplified lacing system, excellent traction, and is lightweight yet durable.

What amazed us was the fact that it was so light, but it provided maximum protection. The cushioning was thick enough to protect the feet from any discomfort when there is any underfoot impact.

What we didn’t like was the wide fit. If your feet are narrow, this shoe will make it difficult for you if you plan to go on a technical trail.

3. Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator 

If you are on a tight budget, this hiking shoe would best suit you. There may be other shoes that can do better, but considering its price, it can do a lot more than what other hiking shoe brands have to offer.

This shoe is not the most ideal for technical hiking or running trails because of its poor traction, especially when the trails are muddy or rocky. You may want to note that this shoe is not waterproof.

However, the good thing about it is that it is lightweight and comfortable to wear because of its cushion. If you are just a beginner in hiking, then you should try this shoe and get a feel of it.

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