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Danner Explorer

Natural leather hiking boots tend to all have two things in common; they look great and they cost a lot. The Men’s Explorer boot by Danner is pretty much the perfect example of this fact. They look fantastic but they also cost a whopping $200-300. Curiosity recently got the better of me, however, and I… Read More »

Lowa Renegade GTX

Handcrafted in Slovakia, as opposed to China, Lowa hiking boots are well known for their quality craftman ship. First established almost 90 years ago, the company is also well known for their innovative sole technology. One of their most popular boots is the Lowa Renegade. It’s a non descript, mid weight hiking boot designed for… Read More »

Asolo Fugitive GTX

The Asolo Fugitive is not a new boot. In fact, at almost ten years ago, it’s a decidedly old one. Despite this fact, however, it remains as popular as ever. And it has a particularly loyal following among soldiers. Being both the curious, and the sceptical type, I decided to try a pair of Fugitives… Read More »

Hi-Tec Bandera

Currently on the market for just fifty dollars, the Men’s Bandera promise big name quality at a bargain basement price. Hi Tec are well known for the quality of their hiking boots but can they deliver at this price point? Surprisingly, they can. Comfort Like most Hi Tec boots, the Men’s Bandera score highly in… Read More »

Columbia Newton Ridge Plus

I’ve been a fan of Columbia boots for some time now and I was eager to try the Newton Ridge. Made from a combination of leather and synthetics, Columbia promised an ultra lightweight boot that costs less than a hundred dollars. To get to this price, sacrifices would obviously be necessary. How do they fare… Read More »

Salomon Quest 4D GTX

Coming in at just under $200, the Salomon GTX are designed for the serious long distance hiker. They’re tough, stable, and offer some of the best traction that I’ve experienced. At this price point, there’s no shortage of competition however. Are they the right hiking boots for you? Comfort The first thing that you’ll notice… Read More »

Timberland White Ledge

A regular best seller on Amazon, the White Ledge series are a good example of what makes Timberland so popular. They’re well designed, made from top quality leather and once you get past the break in period, very comfortable. Are they the right boots for you? Read on to find out. Protection The first thing… Read More »

Keen Targhee II

A regular best seller on Amazon, the Targhee II are one of Keens most popular hiking boots. They’re light, comfortable and offer a surprising amount of stability. And if you’re looking for a pair of waterproof hiking boots that won’t slow you down in warm temperatures, they might just be the perfect choice. Comfort Arguably… Read More »

How to Take Care of Boots

Buy a solid pair of hiking boots today and you can expect them to last you at least two years. There is however a catch; you need to know how to look after them. How you clean and store your new boots will go a long way towards determining just how long they can stay… Read More »

Merrell Moab Ventilator

One of the more interesting boots currently on the market, the Merrell Moab Ventilator is designed primarily for hiking in warm weather. The entire boot is ridiculously light and breathable and will keep your feet cool even in the height of Summer. This functionality does however come at a cost. In creating an ultra light… Read More »