The arrival of spring means it’s finally warmed up enough for you to get back out on the trail and log some miles. But spring showers also mean you’re going to want some good, waterproof boots to keep your feet dry, especially on those early morning hikes when the ground is covered in dew. Here are some of our favorite waterproof hiking boots to help get you through spring.
This super-light boot weighs in at just 1 lb. 15.6 oz. and is fast and flexible as well. Built more like a trail-running shoe but with more ankle support and durability, the Salomon X Ultra 3 is for fast movers who want to tear up the trail all day. With Gore-Tex waterproofing, your feet will stay dry while you log the miles.
Another lightweight boot at just 2 lbs., 4 oz., the Merrell Moab 2 offers a great fit and comfort at an affordable price. This boot is great for day hikers and backpackers alike, and offers Gore-Tex waterproofing so you don’t have to stay home when the trail is going to be wet. It won’t feel like a trail-runner like the Salomon X Ultra, but a great, versatile boot nonetheless.
A midweight cousin of the X Ultra and the second Salomon boot on our list, the Quest 4D 3 GTX comes in a bit heavier at 2 lbs., 13.8 oz. but still has the Gore-Tex waterproofing you’re looking for. This rugged boot can take on any kind of terrain, and is a bit heavy for easy day hikes, but perfect for longer treks and backpacking.
Slightly lighter than the Quest 4D but just as durable, Keen boots are well-known for their waterproofing capabilities, known as KeenDry. This tough boot is comfortable right out of the box, and is especially suited for those with wide feet.
The lightest option on our list, the Adidas Outdoor Terrex Swift clocks in at just 1 lb.and 12.2 oz. You’ll feel featherweight and be surprised by the solid construction of the boot. The Gore-Tex will keep you dry all day while you fly through the terrain.
While these certainly aren’t the only boots on the market, they’re some of the very best waterproof boots to get you through spring. Happy trails!