Who should buy the Kenetrek Corrie 3.2 Hiker

The Corrie 3.2 Hiker is a towering trail boot that delivers control wherever your feet may land. Buy it if:

  • You feel safe in waterproof boots that cover your ankles a couple more inches higher.
  • Your hikes or backpacking adventures involve low-level bouldering.
  • Trekking boots that preserve your gait on various terrain are what you need.

Who should not buy it

With no complaints about stiffness, the La Sportiva Nucleo High II GTX is a great alternative to the Corrie 3.2 Hiker. Also, check out the Salomon Quest Prime GTX ($190) if you want a budget-friendlier pair.

Wobble-free hikes in the Corrie 3.2 Hiker

Trail-goers in droves agree that the Kenetrek Corrie 3.2 Hiker has 10/10 support. Take a look at their hot takes about it:

  • "Incredible ankle support."
  • "Support is fantastic."
  • "The only boots that can work all day." (from someone who has nerve damage in his right foot)

Dreamy confines on day one

With remarks such as "these feel great" and "crazy comfortable," the Corrie 3.2 Hiker has really hit the mark on the comfort front. But perhaps the best comment about the boot's comfort is this: "they feel like wearing slippers."

Clings like a mountain goat

Grip-wise, the Kenetrek Corrie 3.2 Hiker is fantastic, say reviewers. It gives "excellent traction," says one of them. It's "best for steep hiking," says another.

Might be too awkward for striders

There are those who find the featured trekking boot unamusingly rigid, with one saying that it has "very little flexibility." But there's hope: some of them got the stiffness tamed to an extent after the shoe's minimal break-in period.

Kenetrek Corrie 3.2 Hiker equals super tough

"The toughest boots I have ever worn"—this is how an experienced trekker describes the Corrie 3.2 Hiker. It's a "very solid boot," says another.

Mind-boggling in the weight department

Despite its weight of 726 g apiece, this Kenetrek backpacking boot is still considered lightweight by many. It's an enigma for sure, but with numerous hikers (and hunters) saying that it is so, it's a compelling case, to say the least.

The Corrie 3.2 Hiker's excellent poke protection

One of the many things you'll love about the Corrie 3.2 Hiker is its stout sole unit, which shields the foot from pointy pebbles and sharp rocks.

You'll make it through the rain

Reviewers are convinced that the Kenetrek Corrie 3.2 Hiker has amazing waterproofing. One of them is pretty confident about it, saying there'll be "no wet feet from dew or crossing streams" in this bad boy.

But it requires a fortune

If there's one thing that's difficult to swallow about the Corrie 3.2 Hiker, it has to be its 300-dollar MSRP. After all, the kick in question is $20 more expensive than the average price of backpacking boots.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 726g
Use: Day Hiking, Backpacking
Cut: High cut
Features: Lace-to-toe
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal, Wide / Normal
BRAND Brand: Kenetrek

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran 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 analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.