Whether you are hitting the flat trails or attempting a tougher terrain, these hiking shoes got you covered.
Anyone who’s gone hiking in the wrong footwear will attest to the devastating consequences – aching feet and legs, blackened toenails and wretched blisters. Choosing the right shoes for your outdoor adventure needs to be a thoughtful process and can’t be rushed. When trying on those hiking shoes in store, think about where you are headed and the type of trail you are going to do. Plus, your skill level matters too – experienced hikers with well-trained muscles can get away with lighter hiking shoes while newbies will need more support and protection.
To help you along, here’s a round-up of some of our favourite hiking shoes that will keep your feet comfortable and protected.
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Timberland Women’s Chocorua Trail Mid Waterproof Hiking Boots ($269)
Where to buy: Timberland, ION Orchard #B3-09
Not only are these pair of popular hiking shoes extremely comfortable, durable and stylish, they’re environmentally friendly too. Timberland has made over 10 million pairs of boots from recycled rubber outsoles. They don’t skimp on quality as the upper layer is made with premium waterproof leather and these hiking shoes have a Gore-Tex membrane that keeps water out while letting internal moisture escape, so you can stomp all over without getting your feet dirty. Great for bumpy forest trails and any kind of weather.
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Merrell Women Moab 2 Gore-Tex Hiking Shoes ($189)
Where to buy: Royal Sporting House, ION Orchard #B4-26
This classic brand has a pair of waterproof and comfortable hiking shoes meant for rugged terrains. The Gore-Tex membrane makes it dry and breathable while a rubber toe cap protects feet. It has mesh lining for extra breathability as well as air cushioning for support and stability. These shoes come with a removable contoured insole for added support.
The North Face Endurus TR ($216)
Where to buy: The North Face, Paragon Mall #04-33
The Endurus TR prioritises performance as it combines soft comfort with strong stability. Its high-traction outsole, supportive foot cage and cosy XtraFoam midsole lets you walk, run, or jump – regardless of location. It keeps your feet dry with a FlashDry collar lining, toes safe with the toe cap, and heels stable with the CRADLE heel-stability technology.
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Saucony Women Kinvara 9 Neutral Running Shoes ($159)
Where to buy: Royal Sporting House, ION Orchard #B2-26
Columbia Women’s Peakfreak XCRSN II XCEL Mid Outdry shoe ($229)
Where to buy: Columbia, Paragon Mall #04-32
This hiking shoe is waterproof, breathable and comfortable. It features an Omni-grip technology that helps you stay firm on any type of ground. The cushioned non-marking traction rubber footbed helps you walk with a spring in your step, all day, every day.
Ecco Exostrike (from $299.90)
Where to buy: Ecco
Known for its high-quality shoes, Ecco has launched a new Autumn Winer line that includes the Exostrike, a modern street style hiking boot. Strong, durable, and water repellent, this Gore-tex pair allows you to bring street style to remote and unexpected locations. Whether you’re halfway up a mountain or in a muddy terrain, the rugged outsole will keep you stable with its excellent grip.
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