Waterproof Walking/Hiking Boots Recommedations

Hi, I like to walk and hike a lot for excersise and enjoyment. I have good running shoes, winter boots, hiking boots etc. Im looking for a brand that would be easy on the feet on roads and trails in wet and colder weather. Im looking on Amazon at duck boots, ankle high, and thats what Im thinking of buying. Any brand recommendations ? TIA


  • NYactor1
    NYactor1 Posts: 9,642 Member
    Keens are by far the best I have found...Merrill's are a close second...
  • LoneWolfRunner
    LoneWolfRunner Posts: 1,160 Member
    Not familiar with Keens, but definitely second Merrells
  • jim_just_jim
    jim_just_jim Posts: 148 Member
    Thanks !
  • allangirl
    allangirl Posts: 56 Member
    Asolo or Salomon boots are excellent boots. I prefer Asolo.
  • NYactor1
    NYactor1 Posts: 9,642 Member
    Asolo or Salomon boots are excellent boots. I prefer Asolo.

    I was looking at these the last time I went for shoes...both brands look great...although a bit $$ lol
  • scare006jack37
    scare006jack37 Posts: 26 Member
    My favorite shoes are Teva for rafting sports. They also have hiking shoes which I've crossed rivers with.The Teva site lists water secure winter boots too http://www.teva.com/men-boots/
  • mustgetmuscles1
    mustgetmuscles1 Posts: 3,346 Member
    New Balance. I try to buy U.S. made when I can and New Balance make some good ones.
  • SusanUW83
    SusanUW83 Posts: 152 Member
    Don't recommend duck boots -- they are rubber so become a feet sauna if you are exercising. You want boots that are breathable/waterproof with goretex. Merrills have a lot of options. Keens are sized European so are harder to fit for some feet, in my opinion.
  • Most major brands have lightweight, but sturdy, hiking boots treated with Gore-Tex. There isn't one brand that stands above the rest, since different manufacturers use different forms to shape their boots. That means that different boots will fit different feet best. I'd recommend going to an REI, if there is one near you, and trying on different brands of boots to see what fits best. I just did 220 miles with a 45-pound pack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, without a blister, through lots of rain and stream crossings. My boots worked so well because I spent a couple of hours last year trying different brands to get a good fit.
  • MyOwnSunshine
    MyOwnSunshine Posts: 1,312 Member
    Another vote for Merrills.
  • epido
    epido Posts: 353 Member
    I love my Keens! They are the most comfortable hiking boots I have ever owned.
  • UtahWI
    UtahWI Posts: 257 Member
    Merrell is my favorite. I have them with and without Goretex, love them.
  • Julieboolieaz
    Julieboolieaz Posts: 643 Member
    I also recommend Keens! Love them!! (If you have the $ the Asolos are great too!).
  • hearthwood
    hearthwood Posts: 794 Member
    I would definitely go to a store and try some on first, before I would order on-line. My hiking boots, I get 1 size bigger than my normal shoes. Reason--on long hikes, your feet will swell and it's no fun to lose toenails, which happens when you're doing a lot of up and down hills. I also wear my water proof hiking boots in the winter, they're great in snow.
  • AleciaG724
    AleciaG724 Posts: 705 Member
    Ducks are way too heavy, you'll want to go and try some hikers on at a store like REI. You'll be amazed at how light weight and comfortable they are! I have Merrill and my husband has Keen. We love them!
  • dbmata
    dbmata Posts: 12,951 Member
    Get some Whites. Another option is Cruz.
  • DM01234
    DM01234 Posts: 317 Member
    I've used Merrells in the past and have loved them.
  • zeeland5
    zeeland5 Posts: 7 Member
    I love my Asolo TPS520GV. Not super warm, but totally comfortable and water proof. 4 years of use, at least five days a week. Re-soled after three.
  • EvgeniZyntx
    EvgeniZyntx Posts: 24,208 Member
    Look into overboots. They allow you to use regular boots and then have and extra layer for ice or water - I've used these in extreme conditions - two week ice hike in the Zanskar mountain range in India.