Who should buy the New Balance 1400 Hiking Boot

The New Balance 1400 Hiking Boot is best recommended for:

  • high-mileage day hikers and backpackers
  • trail enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers looking for a reliable hiking boot

Effectively watertight

The New Balance 1400 is the worthy successor to the 1569. When it comes to progress, New Balance knows a thing or two. 

Case in point: The 1400 improves over its predecessor—the 1569—in certain areas, the most noteworthy of which are as follows: improved heel counter and enhanced water protection.

1400 Hiking Boot delivers extra heel support 

The New Balance 1400’s rear part has a broader stitched-on overlay, which provides extra heel support. Its cut-out section is flexible, too, promoting rearfoot mobility.

Adventurers in droves find the New Balance 1400 astonishingly comfortable, using such terms as “extremely” and “infinitely” to get the message across.

Unruly lacing issue

To an owner, the 1400’s shoestrings come undone too often. Another reviewer said that the boot does not have good traction on any snow or icy surfaces.

However, with more streamlined leather upper, the 1400 is less of a dirt magnet than the first iteration. This means that the featured hiker is more resistant to wear and tear and easier to clean.

Keeps moisture at bay

Besides being lined with a waterproof membrane, the seams of the boot’s upper are sealed shut, giving trail-goers bolstered defenses against wetness. 

There is also the 1400’s gusseted tongue, which fences out not only moisture but also intrusive debris (think sand and mulch). Experienced trail-goers say that this hiking boot is remarkable in terms of keeping moisture at bay.

Impressive support

A feature not part of the New Balance 1569, the 1400’s heel pull loop grants easier on and off. You can also use it to clip the boot to your pack if you prefer.

Numerous hikers are impressed with its support system for being quite aiding, and those who have knee problems cannot agree more.

Provides a personalized fit

The 1400 from New Balance provides a personalized fit, say many of those who have tested it thoroughly. This offering will not wear out or break on you anytime soon.

Sufficient balance on moderately rugged terrain is synonymous with the New Balance 1400 hiking boot.

New Balance 1400 Hiking Boot is a lightweight hiker 

Getting to your destination without slipping is what you can bank on in this hiker. Compared to most hiking boots, this piece is quite light.

The New Balance 1400 in Dark Brown colorway is eligible for a Medicare reimbursement. Looking for insulated hiking boots? Look no further than the grey 1400—a fully insulated pair.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 15.2oz / Women 13oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: New Balance

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.