The Average Price of Hiking Boots, Shoes, and Sandals

Posted on 07 November, 2021 by Danny McLoughlin

We analyzed the MSRP (manufacturers suggested retail price) and lowest available prices of more than 8,000 shoes to understand the average cost of hiking shoes, boots, and sandals by brand, year, and more. 

Top average hiking footwear price statistics for 2021:

  • The average MSRP price of a pair of hiking shoes is $177.67 while the average available lowest price is $122.66 
  • The cheapest piece of hiking footwear was the Teva Hurricane Drift which was available for $40.00
  • The average US adult labors for ​​15.79 hours at work in order to afford each piece of hiking footwear they buy. 

The average price of hiking footwear by type

  • Mountaineering boots are 128.06% more expensive than hiking boots
  • Mountaineering boots are 245.45% more expensive than hiking shoes
  • Mountaineering boots are 385.25% more expensive than hiking sandals
  • Hiking boots are 51.47% more expensive than hiking shoes
  • Hiking boots are 112.77% more expensive than hiking sandals
  • Hiking shoes are 40.47% more expensive than hiking sandals

The average price of hiking footwear by release year

  • The average MSRP price of a pair of hiking shoes is $177.67 while the average available lowest price is $122.66 
  • On average, hiking footwear released in 2021 is 14.88% cheaper than the average price of hiking footwear
  • Hiking footwear released in 2021 is 2.36% cheaper than hiking footwear released in 2020
  • Hiking footwear released in 2021 is 7.50% cheaper than hiking footwear released in 2019

The average price of hiking footwear by waterproofing

  • Waterproof hiking footwear is 44.54% more expensive than hiking footwear with no waterproofing
  • Waterproof hiking footwear is 23.72% more expensive than water repellent hiking footwear
  • Water repellent hiking footwear is 16.83% more expensive than hiking footwear with no waterproofing

  • Popular brands vary wildly in their average lowest available price of shoes, with the least expensive option being an average of $93.65 and the most expensive costing an average of $300.00
  1. Apl - $300.00
  2. Arcteryx - $179.29
  3. On - $160.48
  4. Dynafit - $151.25
  5. Newton - $151.07
  6. Vivobarefoot - $147.14
  7. Mizuno - $147.03
  8. Hoka One - $144.14
  9. La Sportiva - $143.63
  10. Salomon - $143.51
  1. New balance - $117.16
  2. Salming - $116.88
  3. Asics - $116.06
  4. Skechers - $114.94
  5. Vibram Fivefingers - $111.11
  6. Merrell - $109.57
  7. Xero Shoes - $104.00
  8. Under Armour - $101.53
  9. Puma - $98.60
  10. Reebok - $93.36
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.