Best Made in USA Men's Hiking Boots 2017
These boots were made for walking... and climbing... and hiking... and just about anything!
When it comes to hiking boots, you have a myriad of options from which to choose. But the important thing is that the boot you select is manufactured from high-quality materials, remains lightweight so as to prevent your feet and legs from getting overworked, stays cool and keeps moisture away from your foot, and above all, fits perfectly. The nine options on our list offer all of these things and more, so before you head out to see some of the beautiful sights this country has to offer, be sure you have the right American made boots on your feet.
1. Haix Missoula - The Hiking Boot for Wildland Fire Fighting
A boot made for wildland firefighting, the Missoula from Haix is also ideal for hiking through any terrain. They're lightweight to keep your leg muscles from feeling the strain on a long walk and come equipped with Vibram rubber soles to ensure every step is stable even wet conditions. Since these boots are designed with firefighters in mind they can also handle the extreme temperatures, using heat and flame resistant Nomex to keep the stitching and laces intact. Comfort and support are no problem either as two zone lacing lets you adjust the boot for a custom fit at the foot and leg regions separately.
2. FRYE Men's Evan Hiker Combat Boot
Frye makes the list with the Evan, a hiking boot that will protect your foot through all terrain and look good doing it. Oil-soaked leather gives it the appearance of a dress shoe and a thick rubber outsole with Goodyear welt construction to ensure every step is stable in wet and dry conditions. D-ring loops accommodate waxed laces work in conjunction to keep the boot fitting snug and tight for ultimate support. This is a high-quality boot well-suited for the avid outdoorsman and the weekend warrior alike.
3. Chippewa Men's 6" Lace Up Boot
Some consumers want a boot that does everything right and keeps a low-profile at the same time. Meet the Black Odessa, a six-inch tall boot that brings all of the vital components together in a product that outshines the competition. Chippewa has equipped their boot with a Dri-Lex liner that prevents moisture from soaking your foot on those hot days while the 5 Iron Texon insole ensures you have enough support and comfort to keep the boot comfortable all day long. The Vibram outsole will provide total stability in any environment, whether it's soft sand, wet mud, dry crag, or the uneven surface of a rocky hillside, the Black Odessa can handle it.
4. KEEN Men's Voyageur Mid Hiking Boot
The Voyageur Mid offers consumers a hiking boot that combines comfort, functionality, and aesthetic in a popular American made product ideal for wet weather and high temperatures alike. This is a boot that offers great ventilation through a breathable mesh lining to keep your feet cool and dry under the hot sun. But what makes this boot special is the Vibram Kletterlift outsole, built with 4mm lugs for maximum traction on all surfaces and an ESS torsional stability shank for ultimate support under foot on all terrain.
5. Wolverine Men's Fulton Hiking Boot
You shouldn't have to spend a lot of money to get top quality. That's why we like the Wolverine Fulton boot. It's one of the more comfortable options on our list by employing materials that offer durability and resilience without the higher cost. The Fulton uses split suede and nylon mesh and offers a cushioned insole that will keep your foot from feeling the effects of the hard and unforgiving terrain of any hike. Shock-absorbing rubber outsoles and a nylon shank provides unyielding arch support. Simply put, this boot brings cool, dry comfort at an affordable price.
6. Thorogood American Heritage 6" Moc Toe Boot
You may not be familiar with the Thorogood but we're going to change all of that right now. Their American Heritage model is a 6 inch boot built for complete stability, made of full-grain leather that breaks in quickly and easily and comes equipped with a a dual density shock-absorbing insole and fiberglass shank at the midsole for strong arch support. Vibram soles offer complete traction with Goodyear welt construction for the kind of enduring stability you expect from your hiking boot. The Tobacco coloring gives it a unique appearance.
7. Red Wing Shoes Moc Boot
Taking its name from the small Minnesota town where the company originated, Red Wing Shoes offers consumers a wide array of shoes and boots, but these deserve particular recognition. If you like oxblood boots, you're going to love the way these look on your feet. You're also going to love the way they feel as Red Wing has designed them to resist just about anything you can throw at them. Water, sweat, staining substances, these boots can fight back against all of them. Genuine leather insoles and cork fillers work together to give you a snug fit. These boots take a while to break in, but once they do you'll wonder how you ever got by without them.
8. Danner Men's Mt. Adams 4.5 Hiking Boots
Danner brings a boot to the list that offers an upper that combines full-grain leather and nylon for durability and abrasion resistance with a Gore-Tex liner that is both waterproof and allows for the foot to breathe. You get total moisture-wicking comfort with the Mt. Adams. It also comes with a polypropylene midsole that runs along the full length of the foot for complete support to make your hike that much more pleasant. As for fit, this booth combines the best of both worlds in a boot that looks and feels like a hiking boot with the support of an athletic shoe.
9. Belleville TR555 Olive Drab Range Runner
Belleville's hiking boot is a lightweight option that uses a nubuck leather and mesh upper to give it good flexibility to take on all types of terrain. The EVA midsole provides exceptional shock absorption with a Vibram IBEX outsole that brings complete traction for a sure step in even the most rugged environments. Don't worry about those steep climbs either, the front of the boot comes equipped with a serrated toe bumper for digging in on those high inclines. If support is a problem, this boot has you covered, with an orthotic insole that keeps your foot stable and reduces strain.