Best Made in USA Women's Hiking Boots 2017
Take a hike...or a walk...or climb.
Hiking boots are such a personal item because everyone wants specific facets to meet their needs. Comfort is often at the top of the list, but strong construction, sturdy materials, and traction are also important things to have in the best hiking boot. Affordability is also critical because no one wants to pay too much for a reliable pair of boots to take outside. These boots offer all of these components and more in products that are designed and manufactured in America.
1. Danner Women's Mountain Light Cascade Hiking Boot
We start our list with the “greatest backpacking boot of all time”! Well, sort of. Danner's Mountain Light Cascade boot is a tribute to one of their best-selling hiking boots that was popular in the 1970's but updated for today's rugged hiker with a Vibram Kletterlift outsole that is ideal for harsh outdoor environments or casual wear running around town. The Sienna cache leather upper even gives it that lived-in look without a lot of break-in time necessary. The 5 inch shaft provides solid ankle support and the Dri-Lex interior lining offers smooth comfort and superior breathability to keep your feet warm and dry in all types of weather.
2. KEEN Women's Voyageur Mid Hiking Boot
Keen's Voyager hiking boot is a mid-size alternative for those of you who like something a little lower at the ankle for greater flexibility but still want plenty of support. This one will also keep you cool on those hot days on the trail with mesh lining that provides plenty of ventilation. Keen made this shoe a grinder, giving you ultimate traction with 4mm lugs embedded in the heavy rubber outsole and an ESS shank for torsional stability on any type of terrain. The upper is made of water-resistant leather with mesh insets and the dual density EVA footbed offers lasting comfort to prevent you feet from aching on those all-day trips up the mountain.
3. Chippewa Women's Renegade 6" Lace-Up Boot
Chippewa has been designing and manufacturing high-quality American made boots for over a century. So you can rest assured that they've perfected their products by now and their Renegade hiking boot offers a top-shelf option for avid outdoorswomen and the casual adventurer alike with a genuine leather upper, sewn seat construction throughout the boot and a Poron cushioned insole for exceptional comfort. They run true to size but keep in mind that they are not fully lined so you may want to buy a size slightly bigger to avoid developing blisters from a fit that fits just a little too snug while allowing for a thick sock to give you some warmth on those days when you need it.
4. New Balance Women's WO1500 Outdoor Shoe
If you thought New Balance only made top-quality athletic shoes and gear, think again. They also make a pretty great pair of hiking boots constructed with a Gore-Tex upper designed to keep your foot dry and comfortable with weatherproof lining and a Vibram trek rubber outsole with an aggressive tread for traction on the most rugged terrain. It's also important to make sure your laces remain tied at all times and these boots have lace-locking hardware to ensure that they stay tightly tied for as long as you wear them along the trail.
5. Wolverine Women's Blackledge Waterproof Mid Ankle Hiker
Wolverine has been offering solid boots for men and women out of Rockford, Michigan since 1883. Their Blackledge women's boot is is made of a waterproof full grain leather upper making it the ideal choice for all kinds of weather and terrain, wet or dry. The breathable membrane lining is also waterproof to provide additional comfort to complement the boot's molded EVA footbed and midsole, technologically designed to support and cradle the foot at all of the most crucial areas that can become sore and agitated on even the most low-impact hiking trail. The rubber outsole gives you sturdy traction to take on any hike ahead of you and the boot has been designed to be flexible right out of the box without the need for extended breaking in periods.
6. Women's DailyShoes Lace Up
Some parts of the world are covered in snow more often than others. For you ladies who live in these snowbound regions, have we got a pair of hiking boots just for you. They have a a 13 inch shaft to keep your lower legs protected from high snowbanks and they've been designed for water resistance due to the fact that snow turns to water all too quickly when given half the chance. The thick synthetic outsoles provide deep traction in the most slippery of situations and faux fur lining offers the warmth you want when the temperatures drop.
7. Orthofeet 950M050 Women's Athletic Hook & Loop
Belleville wraps up our list of the best womens hiking boots with this tactical combat boot that is well-suited for any environment, hostile or otherwise. What makes this one special is the orthotic insole that features anatomical arch support and deep heal-seating to fully support your foot for a more customized fit and shock absorption for less impact on your foot and leg as well. The Vibram outsole has an aggressive profile for added traction on the roughest of terrain and seam-free lining and foam padding accents ensure that your foot is pampered no matter what part of the world you may find yourself in.