May31

2018’s Best Hiking Shoes For the Family

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Planning on getting outdoors with the family this summer for hiking? Check Out Our List of the Best Hiking Shoes for the Whole Family.

2018’s Best Hiking Shoes For the Family

Shoes are underrated, especially if you spend a lot of time hiking. This week, we’re going to give you some of the best new hiking shoes for Mom, Dad and the kids. No one wants blisters and strained muscles on their feet, so read on to find some great products you can wear on your next family hiking adventure!

FOR MOM

Salomon Women’s X Ultra Mid 2 GTX


These all-around hiking shoes are great for women, with the Sensifit design that incorporates extra padding specifically for a woman’s foot. They are lightweight, waterproof and will hold up in all seasons.

Keen Women’s Voyageur Mid Hiking Boot

These summer hiking boots are lightweight and durable, and perfect for the hot months of the year. They are extremely breathable, which means they’re not totally waterproof, but they have excellent ankle and arch support and will hold up well in warm weather.

Danner Women’s Mountain Light Cascade Hiking Boot

The Danner Mountain Lights starred in the movie Wild, and for good reason. These are made for long backpacking treks, and are built to withstand a lot of wear and tear. They’re more expensive than other boots on this list due to their rugged durability.

FOR DAD

Arc’teryx Konceal FL



The Konceal is a low-cut hiker that offers more stability than a traditional low-cut shoe. The Konceal can churn out the miles and is a comfortable choice in any casual setting.

Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Trail Running Shoe

The Altras are very popular in the trail running community, with good reason. They are lightweight, comfortable, and provide plenty of support for tough trails. These are the ultimate functional trail-running shoe.

Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator Low

Merrells have always been known as a high-quality brand, and they outdid themselves with the Moab 2. These hikers are all about comfort, and will feel great right out of the box. The traction isn’t as good as some of the other featured shoes here, but these are perfect for day hikes.

FOR KIDS

Columbia Youth Newton Ridge Hiking Boot

This sturdy, comfortable hiking boot is great for your beginning adventurer! The Newton Ridge is water-resistant, and will last for as long as they fit your child. This is a great beginning boot that won’t cause strain or fatigue.

Hi-Tec Kids Tucano Boots

Kids will love the Tucano’s lacing system, which offers a snug fit but is easy to put on and remove. The waterproof Dri-Tec liner will keep feet dry even in the most wet conditions.

Hopefully this will give you and your family a start on the 2018 hiking season! As always, give us a call at (800) 231-0425 and we’ll be happy to help plan your next family vacation. Happy exploring!