We’ve tested 15 of the best hill and mountain walking boots from top outdoors brands to help you choose the best walking boot for you. We’ve included full leather, suede and fabric boots suitable for everything from straightforward hill walking on paths through to more technical scrambling.
In most cases we’ve also linked through to a more extensive full review of each boot if you want more detailed information.
Try Before Buying
Our reviews should help give you an idea of the pros and cons of each of the boots, but it’s vitally important that you try boots before buying and look for a pair that match the shape of your feet well with no tight spots or overly loose ones. A good outdoor shop will help you choose the boots that work best for you.
Even if existing boots from a brand fit you, there’s no guarantee that a different boot from the range will have the same shape. Specialist brands like Scarpa will use different lasts – foot shapes – according to the boot’s function for example, with mountaineering shoes often being cut more closely than pure walking ones.
You can simply work your way down the page or click on the links here to jump straight to the boot review of your choice. We’ve also put together a verdict section with our top picks.
AKU Super Alp GTX | Anatom Q3 Braeriach | Arc’teryx Bora2 Mid GTX |
Asolo Power Matic 200 GV | Berghaus Fellmaster GTX | Hanwag Tatra GTX | KEEN Aphlex Boot |
La Sportiva Trango TRK | Mammut Ayako High GTX | Meindl Bhutan MFS |
Salomon Evasion Mid GTX | Salomon X-ALP MTN GTX | Scarpa Marmolada Trek OD |
Scarpa Peak GTX | Zamberlan 1006 Vioz Plus