Getting the most expensive hiking shoes could provide you with long-term happiness or a sense of fulfillment especially if you’re getting them for the right reasons.
Expensive hiking boots are a worthwhile investment because they have signature features that separate them from the regular hiking boots out there.
And because expensive hiking boots offer better quality than cheaper hiking boots.
If you are a luxury shopper and an avid hiker, you’re definitely going to love these shoes.
Without wasting much time, let’s get to the list.
La Sportiva Hiking Shoe (Most expensive)
There is a lot of thought put into the design of this shoe. It is very comfortable and fits true to size. Although I pondered going up a half size due to my wide feet, I am glad I didn’t do that.
As far as style goes, I love this shoe. I got the leather charcoal with orange lacing & they look really badass. I will definitely buy a 2nd pair as a backup.
Whether you’re walking around loosely laced or hiking up a steep hill, the lacing system provides the perfect fit.
Unlike most modern hiking shoes that are solely foam and cloth, these appear quite thin and dense, so I doubt they would absorb much water from the start.
This shoe is robust and comfortable.
KUQIZ Hiking Shoe
This is a very expensive hiking shoe. Designed with a rubber sole and bottom drainage hole, these shoes are nonslip, wear-resistant, and have a stable grip.
Featuring a lightweight and soft shoe body, the shoe body can be twisted easily without restriction, giving you the freedom to walk with zero pressure.
You will not experience stuffy feet with this shoe, your feet will breathe freely, it has elasticity, and it is skin-friendly.
SCARPA Men’s Kinesis Gore-Tex
The SCARPA Kenesis Pro GTX fit my requirements for a hiking boot with a cemented sole.
It is likely that your feet will sweat in these boots depending on how hard you are working on your body and the weather conditions.
The Vibram soles grip well and coupled with the stability of the boot, I can use my toe or boot edge to grab small footholds when the going gets steep and difficult.
They have excellent ankle support, bulletproof construction, a protective full rubber rand, and a firm shank.
Although not very flexible, the sole’s rocker action works well on the trail, even when walking quickly, so my feet are rarely sore after hiking for the day in these boots.
This boot is not extremely lightweight though.
SCARPA Men’s Zodiac Hiking Boot
This is one of the great hiking boots out there. The sole of this shoe feels comfortable and it generously protects the feet and toes.
It’s durable and water-repellent.
Timberland Men’s Flume Hiking Boot
This is the cheapest expensive hiking boot on this list.
They’re comfortable and true to size. They’re water-repellent but not waterproof.
Padding on the ankle and back of the calf has lasted perfectly.
The Benefits of Buying The Most Expensive Hiking Boots
- A cutting-edge technology backed by extensive research and testing
- The material used for these shoes is high quality and durable. Its seams don’t rip and the soles don’t wear out easily.
- Lining and materials that are resistant to water
- It is common for hikers to develop blisters due to the low-quality materials in cheap hiking boots
- An excellent heel brake that minimizes the likelihood of slipping on steep descents.
- Ankle protection with increased stability and longer lifespan.
Here you have it. These boots are quite expensive and too costly for a casual hiker to obtain.