Top 10 Best Hiking Boots For Women

A Guide To The Best Hiking Boots For Women

Having comfortable boots for hiking is a must, women’s hiking boots are usually made slightly different to hiking boots for men, as they Women's Hiking Bootsare designed to fit around the shape of a women’s foot which in turn provides more comfort and a better fit.

If you do have feet that are shaped more like a man’s feet then a pair of men’s hiking boots might be a better fit.  Many manufacturers would make the women’s boots slightly narrower as women tend to have narrower feet than men.  Whether a pair of men’s or women’s hiking boots fit better, you’ve made the right step in choosing the correct type of footwear for your hiking adventure. 

Hiking boots also referred to as hiking shoes, trekking shoes, walking shoes or waterproof walking boots/shoes are pretty much compulsory as opposed to wearing ordinary footwear.  If you were on the fence for any reason on whether hiking boots were necessary then here is a list of benefits.

 1) Karrimor Supa III Low2) Karrimor Womens Hot Rock3) Grisport Women's Dartmoor4) Merrell Salida Trekker5) Timberland Flume Mid Women's
Karrimor Supa III Low
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Karrimor Womens Hot Rock
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Grisport Women's Dartmoor
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Merrell Salida Trekker
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Timberland Flume Mid
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Outer MaterialSuede & syntheticLeather & textileWaxed leatherFull grain leather & meshFull grain leather
Inner MaterialSyntheticTextileFabricMeshManmade
SoleRubberSyntheticVibram rubberRubberRubber
High/Mid/Low TopLowHighMidLowMid
ClosureLace upLace upLace upLace upLace up
Shoe WidthRegularRegularBroadRegularRegular
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Weight Per Pair (Approx)Check with manufacturerCheck with manufacturer1040g736gCheck with manufacturer
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 6) Hi-Tec Hillside Waterproof Women's7) Berghaus Explorer Active GTX8) Timberland Chocorua Trail9) Merrell Moab Gore-Tex 10) Merrell Azura Gore-Tex
Hi-Tec Hillside Waterproof
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Berghaus Explorer Active GTX
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Timberland Chocorua Trail
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Merrell Moab Gore-Tex Women's
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Merrell Azura Gore-Tex
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Average User Rating (4.1 / 5) (5 / 5) (4.6 / 5) (4.6 / 5) (4.5 / 5)
Outer MaterialSuede & meshNubuck leather & meshFull grain leatherDura leather & meshNubuck leather, suede & mesh
Inner MaterialTextileManmadeManmadeManmadeManmade
SoleRubberVibram rubberRubberVibram rubberRubber
High/Mid/Low TopHighLowHighLowLow
ClosureLace upLace upLace upLace upLace up
Shoe WidthRegularRegularRegularRegularRegular
WaterproofTickTickTickTickTick
Weight Per Pair (Approx)Check with manufacturer740gCheck with manufacturer624g680g
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How To Choose The Best Hiking Boots For Women

When deciding on the best women’s hiking boots to buy there are several factors which you should take into account.  Fortunately we’ve already covered this under our guide to choosing men’s hiking boots, choosing the best women’s hiking boots are no different to choosing men’s hiking boots, so you can read our tips clicking here.

If you’re going to be trekking somewhere where the climate will be warm and you’ll probably sweat a lot then you might want to consider some hiking sandals.   The type of activity, location and climate will be the main deciding factors on whether you’ll require high, mid or low top boots, all this is covered under our guide.

 

Women’s Hiking Boots Size 9 Or Size 3

Most women’s hiking shoes will come in sizes between 4 – 8 UK, this wouldn’t be an issue for most women as those sizes will cater towards the majority of female hikers.  But what about if you’re not a part of those people who can easily get hiking shoes in their size, because you have bigger or smaller feet.

Fortunately there are some brands or models which do cater for female hikers with larger and smaller feet.  Starting with the larger sizes from our table both pairs of the Timberland boots and the Merrell Azura do come in a size 9.  The other alternative would be to try men’s hiking boots but they might not fit you as well, especially if you have narrow feet.

On the opposite end of the problem, the women’s hiking shoes which start at a size 3 are the Grisport’s and Timberland Chocorua’s.  A lot of the other boots do start at a 3.5 but if you’re a borderline size 3 then this may be no good to you.

 

Hiking Boots Insoles For Comfort And Performance

Superfeet Green Insoles

Maximum support and shock absorption

There are different types of insoles also known as inner soles which are designed for different purposes.  With hiking boots you can’t really use just ordinary insoles as the nature of the activity you’ll generally be doing can be quite intense so you should choose specialist insoles that will aim to provide a better fit and more comfort. 

If your hiking footwear has a removable insole then the Superfeet Green Original Insoles can replace them, these specialist insoles are designed for skiing, snowboarding, running, hiking and walking as they provide maximum support and shock absorption.

These particular insoles can be used for both men and women’s hiking boots and will fit boots with a regular shoe width.  They are also ideal for people with a medium to high arch shaped feet.