131 best lightweight hiking boots

Based on reviews from 321 experts and 36,635 users. Learn how our rankings work or see our guide to lightweight hiking boots. Updated May 2020.

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  • Day Hiking

    Shoes or boots for hikes that only last for half a day. Flexibility and lightness are the highlights of these kinds of footwear. See the best day hiking shoes and the best day hiking boots.


    For multi-day trips with a heavy pack. Manufacturers emphasize durability and support in the creation of backpacking boots. See backpacking boots

    Speed Hiking

    Designed for users who want to cover a greater distance by going fast, usually with a light pack. See speed hiking shoes.

    Winter Hiking

    Boots that grant insulation to the user during hikes. See winter hiking boots.


    Mainly sandals. Aside from hiking they can be used for other purposes such as water activities. See multi-sport hiking sandals.

    Good to know

    Casual hikers can choose day hiking footwear or multi-sport sandals. More info here.

  • Waterproofing
  • Low

    Shoes with a cuff that goes below the ankle. See low-cut hiking shoes.


    Boots with an ankle-height cuff. They provide extra ankle support. See mid-cut hiking boots and mid-cut mountaineering boots.


    Boots with a cuff that goes above the ankle. In the case of insulated ones, they may reach the calf. Also grants extra ankle support. See high-cut hiking boots and high-cut mountaineering boots.

    Good to know

    Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.

  • Low stock

    Footwear with few offers from online retailers and sold out in most sizes.


    Shoes that have been taken out of production but are still sold by most online shops.


    Shoes that just came out and have not received sufficient feedback from the buyers.


    Completely prevents water intrusions up to the height of the footwear or the gusset. As for waterproof sandals, they dry quickly. See waterproof hiking footwear.

    Water repellent

    Footwear that has some degree of water protection. See water repellent hiking footwear.


    Here at RunRepeat, hiking footwear that goes below 500 grams are considered lightweight. See lightweight hiking footwear

    Good to know

    Water protection isn't necessary if there are no wet elements along the trail.

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  1. Merrell Ontario 85 Mid Waterproof - Olive
  2. Merrell Ontario Mid Waterproof - Olive
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    Merrell Ontario Mid Waterproof - Olive
    $170 $93 Save 45%
  3. Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX - Black
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    Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX - Black
    Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX - Grey/Green
    $165 $115 Save 30%
  4. Adidas Terrex Free Hiker - Multi
  5. Merrell Zion Mid Waterproof - Dark Olive
  6. Timberland Mt. Maddsen Mid Waterproof - Medium Brown Full Grain
  7. Columbia Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof - Black
  8. Danner Jag - Steel Gray/Blue Wing Teal
    $170 $113 Save 34%
  9. La Sportiva Pyramid GTX - Carbon Yellow
  10. Merrell Moab FST 2 Mid Waterproof - Black/Granite
  11. Danner Explorer 650 - Brown/Olive
    $190 $128 Save 33%
  12. Merrell Moab 2 Mid GTX - Brown
  13. Columbia Wayfinder Mid Outdry - Graphite, Steam
  14. Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator Mid - Walnut
  15. Salomon OUTline Mid GTX - black/beluga
  16. La Sportiva Stream GTX - Carbon Apple Green
    $200 $150 Save 25%
  17. Keen Targhee III Waterproof Mid - Steel Grey/Captains Blue
  18. La Sportiva Nucleo High GTX - la-sportiva-nucleo-high-gtx-8049
  19. Adidas Terrex Swift R2 Mid GTX - Black
  20. Astral TR1 Merge - Black
    $140 $105 Save 25%
  21. Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid Aero - Grey
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    $135 $98 Save 27%
  23. Timberland Euro Hiker - Wheat/Nubuck
  24. Asolo Falcon GV - Black (Graphite)
    $220 $204 Save 7%
  25. Danner Mountain 600 EnduroWeave - Black
  26. Columbia Terrebonne II Mid Outdry - Black Lux
  27. Keen Targhee II Mid - Black Olive/Yellow
    $140 $98 Save 30%
  28. Danner South Rim 600 - Brown
  29. Merrell Alverstone Mid Waterproof - Merrell Stone
  30. Danner Skyridge - Dark Earth
    $150 $120 Save 20%