The Best Proven Travel Shoes for Men 2018 (Hiking | Trail | Walking)

Owning a great pair of walking or hiking shoes should be a staple in everybody’s cupboard, but they are a necessity when you go on holiday. You’re going to spend your days exploring a new city or countryside, and you will need a pair of strong, comfortable shoes.

Whether you just plan on walking the streets, hiking, or spending your day exploring a trail, you will need the right pair of shoes. A pair that will give you support, prevent foot stress, and most importantly, keep you comfortable.

Merrell Men’s Pulsate Hiking Shoe

The Merrell Pulsate Hiking Shoe is another brilliant outdoor shoe from Merrell. With its suede and nubuck uppers, and Grip Outsole sole, these shoes are not only sturdy and wearable but strong and long-lasting.

The Bellows tongue keeps debris out of the shoe, and the abrasion resistant toe bumper can take a hit or two. The Merrell air cushion in the heel absorbs shock and aids in stability, and the molded EVA foot frame gives you extra cushioning.

Merrell Men’s All Out Blaze Sieve Water Shoe

The Merrell Men’s All Out Blaze Sieve Water Shoe is a leather hiking shoe with a solid and sturdy synthetic sole. Whether you’re walking a trail or hiking, these shoes offer grip and comfort all through your trip.

These water shedding hiking shoes are great for any and all conditions. The waxy leather upper is ideal for forging creeks, ensuring your feet won’t get flooded, the upper is also waterproof. The shoes also offer the support you will need during lengthy excursions.

The North Face Men’s Ultra 109 Gore-TEX

The North Face Ultra 109 Gore-Tex hiking and trail shoe uses textile materials as well as having a rubber sole for maximum grip and stability. The shoes have a low-top design but still, offer some ankle support.

The Gore-Tex Extended Comfort Range membrane is incredibly breathable, strong, and waterproof, and offers maximum protection from the elements. The compression-molded EVA midsole provides long-lasting comfort underfoot.

Merrell Men’s Phoenix Bluff Shoe

The Merrell Phoenix Bluff Shoe is a suede and mesh running shoe that also works brilliantly as a trail shoe or a hiking shoe. The rubber sole gives you the grip you need to scale rocks and uneven terrain.

The protective toe bumper guards your toes against bumps. The breathable tongue keeps any excess debris out of the shoe. The breathable mesh keeps your feet cool, while the Merrell air cushion in the heel offers shock absorption and stability.

Salomon Men’s X Ultra 2 Hiking Shoe

The Salomon X Ultra 2 Hiking Shoe is a textile and synthetic hiking shoe with a grippy rubber sole. This low-cut shoe has a mesh upper and synthetic overlays, with a SENSIFIT system to ensure a secure fit.

The shoes have a Quicklace system that makes taking them on and off incredibly quick and easy. The protective rubber cap protects your toes on irregular terrain. The mudguard stops dirt from getting in while in wet conditions.

adidas Outdoor Men’s Terrex Swift R Gtx

The Adidas Outdoor Terrex Swift R Gtx is another high-quality shoe from Adidas. Using high-quality mesh and synthetic materials, these shoes are strong, sturdy, and can last a long time, even with regular use.

The lining is a Gore-Tex Extended Comfort Footwear which offers and an amazing amount of long-term comfort. The outsole has high traction rubber for immense grip in wet conditions, while the midsole has an adiPRENE insert for shock absorption.

KEEN Men’s Newport H2 Sandal

The KEEN Newport H2 Sandal could quite possibly be the best shoe on our list. The washable mesh sandal is highly durable and versatile and can be used on the trail, in the mountains, or just on a walk on the roads.

The rubber outsole is strong and long-lasting, and the metatomical EVA footbed with a multi-directional lug pattern offers an extreme amount of traction in different conditions. The lace capture system also offers a very secure and stable fit.

Merrell Men’s Moab Waterproof Hiking Shoe

The Merrell Moab Waterproof Hiking Shoe is a leather and textile hiking shoe with a rubber sole and a waterproof leather and mesh upper. The Bellows tongue keeps debris out, while the breathable lining mesh wicks moisture to keep your feet dry.

The FIT.ECO blended EVA contoured footbed has organic odor control. The Merrell air cushion in the heel absorbs shock and aids in stability. The molded foot-frame provides excellent cushioning and comfort.

Hi-Tec Men’s Bandera Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot

The Hi-Tec Bandera Waterproof Hiking Boot is a leather and textile hiking boot that has a rubber sole for an immense amount of grip on many types of terrain, with the boot offers ankle support and protection in case of slips.

This lace-up boot has suede overlays for durability and striped nylon straps. The removable molded insole offers great comfort, and the traction cupsoles gives you grip. The steel shank offers great stability and support.

Columbia Men’s Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof Hiking Boot

The Columbia Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof Hiking Boot is a leather and synthetic, high-top hiking boot. The high sides offer ankle support and protection, while the rubber soles provide grip on slippery surfaces.

The boot has PU coated leather, mesh, suede and metal hardware for extra material strength and durability. The boot has waterproof seam-sealed technology to keep your feet dry, and the lightweight midsole has extreme comfort, support, and energy return.

Timberland White Ledge Men’s Waterproof Boot

The Timberland White Ledge Waterproof Boot is an exceptionally high-quality leather boot with a rubber sole for superior grip. The oiled leather finish adds durability, as well as having a lace-up vamp and rear pull tab.

The padded collar keeps your ankles comfortable while still adding support and stability. The removable dual-density footbed offers comfort, the gusseted tongue prevents debris buildup, and the multi-directional lugs offer grip on a variety of surfaces.

Salomon Men’s Quest 4D 2 GTX Hiking Boot

The Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX Hiking Boot is a very high-quality textile and nubuck leather, high-top hiking boot. The high grip Contagrip Sole offers traction on multiple surfaces and terrains.

The boots have Gore-Tex waterproof protection to keep your feet dry in wet conditions, and the Salomon 4D chassis gives you great stability and foot protection. The molded EVA Ortholite footbed gives you comfort and foot support.

KEEN Men’s Targhee II Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot

The KEEN Targhee II Waterproof Hiking Boot is a high-top hiking boot made from waterproof nubuck leather. The boot has a low-profile upper with ghillie lacing for extra comfort and support.

The padded tongue and collar add to the comfort, while the collar ensures your ankles stay stable. The breathable leather lining keeps your feet cool. The boot fits a half size smaller, so we suggest you buy a half size bigger than your shoe size.

Hi-Tec Men’s Altitude IV Waterproof Hiking Boot

The H-Tec Altitude IV Waterproof Hiking Boot is a very well priced, strong, waterproof boot that is ideal for hiking, trail walking, or everyday use. The durable leather and synthetic materials used are wearable and will last a long time.

The boot has a multi-directional traction rubber outsole that offers superior grip on all terrains and surfaces. The boot has a waterproof upper and seam-sealed construction, and the metal hardware is rust proof.

Vasque Men’s Breeze 2.0 Gore-Tex Waterproof Hiking Boot

The Vasque Men’s Breeze 2.0 Gore-Tex Waterproof Hiking Boot is a leather high-cut hiking boot with a synthetic sole. This boot is incredibly breathable and has abrasion-resistant mesh panels.

The Gore-Tex offers immense comfort as well as breathable, waterproof protection. The molded rubber toe cap protects your toes from bumps, the EVA footbed keeps you comfortable and the Vibram Contact outsole gives you more than enough grip.

Vasque Men’s Mantra 2.0 Hiking Shoe

The Vasque Mantra 2.0 Hiking Shoe is a low-cut, leather hiking shoe that is very versatile and can be used on the trails, in the mountains, or for everyday walking shoes. The Vibram sole offers grip and traction on many different surfaces.

Even though it’s low0cut, this shoe offers the same amount of stability as a high-cut hiking boot. The speed lacing system allows you to put them on and take them off quick and easy, while the Vibram Nuassi Outsole with XxTrek Compound gives you great trail traction.

Salomon Men’s X Ultra Mid 2 GTX Multifunctional Hiking Boot

The Salomon X Ultra 2 GTX Multifunctional Hiking Boot is a leather and fabric hiking boot that is incredibly versatile, with Gore-Tex waterproof lining to keep your feet dry. The breathable mesh panels also keep your feet cool.

The gusseted tongue stops excess debris from entering the shoe. The boot has Sensifit, which cradles the foot from the midsole all the way to the lacing system, which provides full support, and a snug and secure customizable fit.

Timberland Men’s Chocorua Trail Mid Hiking Boot

The Timberland Chocorua Trail Hiking Boot is made from waterproof leather and has a rubber sole for complete traction and grip. The boots have anti-fatigue technology which provides comfort all day.

The Flexible Footwear construction provides even more comfort, and the Primaloft insulation protects your feet from the elements. The rubber outsole with durable lugs gives you immense traction, as well as shock absorption and all-day energy return.

KEEN Men’s Voyageur Mid Hiking Boot

The KEEN Voyageur Hiking Boot is an incredibly well-priced leather hiking boot, made of the same quality materials and craftsmanship that KEEN are known for. Use these boots in the mountains or on the trails.

The rubber sole offers superior traction on grip whether in the sand, on rocks, or on wet surfaces. The high-cut design protects your ankles and offers support. The water-resistant leather keeps your feet dry while the breathable mesh keeps your feet cool and comfortable.

Asics Men’s GEL-Tech Walker Neo 4 Walking Shoe

The Asics GEL-Tech Walker Neo 4 Walking Shoe is a fabric and synthetic walking shoe that gives you the support and comfort you need when spending long hours walking, whether it be on a trail or on the streets of a new city.

The rubber sole gives you grip and stability, also adding to the comfort of the shoe. This shoe is incredibly lightweight, making it easy to transport and to wear, while the breathable mesh panels keep your feet cool, and the padded tongue and collar give you even more comfort.


On any holiday, you are going to need a good pair of walking or hiking shoes. Shoes are even more important if you suffer with foot problems. Hiking boots and shoes need to meet requirements to keep you safe and protect you from injury.

We hope this guide has given you some direction in finding the right pair of shoes and boots that fit your requirements.

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