Walking in nature is a wonderful way to pass the time. The wonderful vistas to explore can be breathtaking and walking in nature has multiple health benefits. 

You wouldn’t want to spoil your hiking experience by wearing the wrong footwear. Here are our top five suggestions for the best hiking shoes for walking in 2023. 

Salmon X Ultra 

Designed for a variety of terrains, the Salmon X Ultra is equipped with a Gore-Tex waterproof membrane to keep your feet dry in wet conditions and contagrip sole made from a high-traction rubber compound, to provide excellent grip on a variety of surfaces, including wet or slippery terrain.

The Advanced Chassis system, a lightweight, flexible layer between the outsole and the midsole of the shoe, helps to improve stability and energy efficiency when hiking on uneven terrain. Protective toe caps also reduce the risk of injury. 

We love the quick lace system which allows you to quickly and easily adjust the fit of the shoe, without having to worry about laces coming untied during your hike.

Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator

This popular hiking brand delivers a lightweight and breathable shoe that is perfect for summer hiking on less technical trails. The breathable mesh upper allows air to circulate freely, keeping your feet cool and dry even in hot weather.

Fitted with protective toe caps, air cushion heel and a removable EVA footbed, the Moab 2 provides protection and comfort-cushioning to support for your feet. You can also replace it with your own orthotics if needed.

The shoe also has a Vibram outsole that provides excellent traction on a variety of surfaces, including wet and slippery terrain. And a bellows tongue helps to keep debris out of the shoe, preventing it from getting inside and causing discomfort.

La Sportiva Spire GTX

This hiking shoe offers excellent traction and support on uneven terrain. It is also waterproof, making it a great choice for summer hikes that may encounter rain or wet conditions.

Fitted with a Gore-Tex waterproof membrane and Vibram outsole, the Spire GTX provides excellent traction on a variety of terrains, including wet and slippery surfaces. And a high cuff design provides additional ankle support and protection, especially on rough terrain.

In addition, the 3D Flex technology enhances stability, flexibility, and control for a more comfortable and natural stride. The shoe also has an OrthoLite insole that provides cushioning and support for your feet, as well as antimicrobial properties to prevent odour buildup.

KEEN Targhee III Waterproof 

The KEEN Targhee III hiking shoe is designed for all-day comfort and support. It’s waterproof membrane provides helps to keep your feet dry while allowing for breathability for a comfortable walk. The all-terrain rubber outsole provides excellent traction on a variety of surfaces.

The shoe has a leather and mesh upper that provides durability, breathability, and protection together with a protective toe cap and ESS shank that provides stability and support for your feet on uneven terrain.

In addition, the removable metatomical footbed provides cushioning and support for your feet, as well as the option to customise it with your own orthotics. The shoe also uses Cleansport NXT technology that provides natural odour control to keep your feet fresh.

Adidas Terrex Swift R2 GTX

The Adidas Terrex Swift The shoe features a Gore-Tex membrane that provides waterproof protection while allowing for breathability to keep your feet dry and comfortable. Fitted with a Continental rubber outsole, this hiking shoe provides excellent traction on a variety of terrains.

Adidas also uses a TPU overlay that enhances durability and protection against rocks and other hazards on the trail. Together with an EVA midsole that provides cushioning and support for your feet, as well as shock absorption, the Terrex Swift is designed to reduce the impact on your joints.

This hiking shoe is also lightweight and designed for minimal bulk, making it easy to pack and carry to and from hikes.

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If you are planning on hiking, be sure to invest in a quality pair of hiking shoes that keep your ankles and feet comfortable and well-protected. And don’t forget to download the Sweatcoin app and convert your steps into digital currency.