10 Best Breathable Hiking Shoes

Updated on: October 2021

Best Breathable Hiking Shoes in 2021


Merrell Men's Moab 2 Vent Hiking Shoe, Charcoal Grey, 11 M US

Merrell Men's Moab 2 Vent Hiking Shoe, Charcoal Grey, 11 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

CAMEL CROWN Hiking Shoes Men Breathable Non-Slip Sneakers Lightweight Low Top for Outdoor Trailing Trekking Walking Dark Gray

CAMEL CROWN Hiking Shoes Men Breathable Non-Slip Sneakers Lightweight Low Top for Outdoor Trailing Trekking Walking Dark Gray
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • 【Ankle Support Comfortable Hiking Shoes】 - Ortholite stretchy insole, dynamic shock absorbing material, imitation memory cotton to ease the sole leather, strong toe cap and rear upper and arch support, you can enjoy safe, comfortable and stable trips or outdoor activities with mens cross trainers shoes
  • 【Leather+Mesh Upper Protective Athletic Shoes】 - With large area mesh and inner moisture wicking mesh, so the inner and outer airflow can circulate efficiently to make your feet comfortable all the time
  • 【Non-slip&Shockproof Walking Sneakers】 - Deep and strong out sole, improve the anti-slipping and durable abilities, and three-layer spliced RB design to enhance cushioning wear resistance, to provide better support for the arch to create more intimate travel for you
  • 【Great for All Seasons&Outdoor Activities】 - CAMEL CROWN hiking Sneakers, suitable for long distance trekking in the wild, endurance and support are improved in spring, summer, autumn,winter, also a must have item for hiking, camping, trekking, maintaining, walking, etc.
  • 【CAMEL CROWN Training Shoes Quality Guarantee】- Please choose your size according to Camel size suggestion chart, or email to us. If you have any question, please feel free to contact us, we will reply you within 24 hours

Merrell Men's All Out Blaze Aero Sport Hiking Water Shoe, Khaki, 10.5 M US

Merrell Men's All Out Blaze Aero Sport Hiking Water Shoe, Khaki, 10.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Lace-up hiking shoe with branding details featuring breathable mesh and durable synthetic upper
  • Omni-Fit lacing system
  • Mesh lining with odor-preventing M Select FRESH technologies
  • Cushioned and protective UniFly midsole
  • TC5+ Vibram outsole with 5 mm lug depth

FLARUT Men's Sandals Barefoot Hiking Shoes Quick Dry Lightweight Outdoor Training Water Walking Shoes  (Gray, EU44)

FLARUT Men's Sandals Barefoot Hiking Shoes Quick Dry Lightweight Outdoor Training Water Walking Shoes  (Gray, EU44)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • MATERIAL–mesh leather surface and rubber sole.
  • TOE BOX–prevent the impact during strenuous activities.
  • FUNCTION–strong resilience,shock absorption and abrasion resistance.
  • CONVENIENT–lightweight and sturdy, stretchy laces be convenient to wear.
  • OCCASION–hiking,walking,fishing,beach,volleyball,cycling, jogging and driving.

Columbia Women's Wayfinder Outdry Hiking Shoe, Waterproof & Breathable, Graphite, Fairytale, 9 Regular US

Columbia Women's Wayfinder Outdry Hiking Shoe, Waterproof & Breathable, Graphite, Fairytale, 9 Regular US
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • OMNI-GRIP: This multi-terrain traction system matches specially formulated compounds and treads to specific environments.
  • DURABLE CONSTRUCTION: Treacherous days out on the trail are comfortable and worry-free with this shoe's mesh construction and its durable mesh tongue for breathability.
  • ADJUSTABLE FEATURES: This hiking shoe features a lace-up closure for an adjustable, secure fit.
  • VERSATILE STYLE: This hiking shoe delivers style and durability with its soft mesh and leather exterior.
  • ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: Columbia Women's Wayfinder Outdry Hiking Shoe features our waterproof and breathable construction and our lightweight, durable midsole for long lasting comfort, superior cushioning, and high energy return.

Merrell Men's Moab 2 Vent Mid Hiking Boot, Walnut, 9.5 2E US

Merrell Men's Moab 2 Vent Mid Hiking Boot, Walnut, 9.5 2E US
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Removable Insole. Breathable mesh lining
  • 5mm lug depth ; Molded nylon arch shank ; Bellows, closed-cell foam tongue keeps moisture and debris out ;Merrell air cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability
  • Merrell M Select FIT.ECO+ blended EVA contoured footbed with added zonal arch and heel support

Nord Trail Mt. Hood Low Men's Hiking Shoes, Waterproof Hiking Shoe, Breathable, Lightweight, High-Traction Grip (10, Black/Royal Blue)

Nord Trail Mt. Hood Low Men's Hiking Shoes, Waterproof Hiking Shoe, Breathable, Lightweight, High-Traction Grip (10, Black/Royal Blue)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • ✅Waterproof & Breathable: The synthetic uppers with Softshell waterproof membranes features flexible, quick-drying and highly breathable.
  • ✅SILVADUR Technology: Turbo air SILVADUR insoles offer a carefully engineered upgrade in performance and comfort. Nord Trail insole features our exclusive turbo air foam, designed to absorb shock and return energy to your feet with every step.
  • ✅Shock absorption: Compression-molded EVA midsole provides comfort, absorbs shock and adds stability.
  • ✅High-Traction Grip: Confidence-inspiring traction offers unique lugs pattern with more contact surface area underfoot, providing improved lateral stability and enhanced traction.
  • ✅Protection: Gusseted tongues keep debris out so you can focus on the trail.

SITAILE Water Shoes Men Women Quick Dry Barefoot Aqua Swim River Shoes for Pool Beach Hiking Walking Shoes Green Size 10.5 Women/8.5 Men

SITAILE Water Shoes Men Women Quick Dry Barefoot Aqua Swim River Shoes for Pool Beach Hiking Walking Shoes Green Size 10.5 Women/8.5 Men
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • QUICK DRYING: Upper with breathable ultra light weight fabric for fast draining and cross ventilation, give excellent flexible and comfortable
  • ELASTIC STRAPS: According to the width of the foot quickly adjust the shoes elastic and avoid the annoyance of tying your shoes
  • DURABLE SOLE: Professional anti slip rubber outsole with a unique pattern, increase the friction and track adhesion to prevent slipping in slippery conditions
  • FULL COVERING DESIGN: Evenly wrap your feet, to protect your feet from stepping walk on sharp or jagged surfaces
  • MULTIFUNCTIONAL SHOES: The amphibious shoes which make sure you enjoy your life in land or in water. You can use the aqua shoes in surfing, canyoning, kayaking, hiking, swimming, jumping, river trekking, paddle rafting, snorkeling, beach visiting, etc

adidas Men's Rockadia Trail, Black/Grey/Grey, 9 M US

adidas Men's Rockadia Trail, Black/Grey/Grey, 9 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Regular fit; Weight: 12 ounces (size 9); Midsole drop: 8 mm (heel: 28.9 mm / forefoot: 20.9 mm); Arch type: Normal; Lace closure
  • Mesh and knit upper for breathability; Synthetic overlays add support
  • Traxion outsole for maximum grip in all directions
  • Enjoy the comfort and performance of OrthoLite sockliner
  • Cloudfoam midsole for step-in comfort and superior cushioning

Columbia Men's Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof Hiking Boot, Cordovan/Squash, 13 D US

Columbia Men's Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof Hiking Boot, Cordovan/Squash, 13 D US
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: This Columbia Men's Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof hiking boot features Techlite lightweight midsole for long lasting comfort, superior cushioning, and high energy return as well as Omni-Grip advanced traction rubber sole for slip-free movement.
  • HANDY FEATURES: This men's hiking boot is crafted of a waterproof full-grain leather and suede lightweight construction as well as a durable mesh tongue for breathability and comfort during treacherous days out on the trail or on the mountain.
  • ADJUSTABLE FEATURES: The Newton Ridge Plus Waterproof II hiking boot features a lace-up closure for an adjustable, secure fit.
  • DURABILITY: This men's waterproof hiking boot is lightweight and durable.
  • This Columbia Men's Newton Ridge Plus II Waterproof hiking boot is the perfect waterproof addition to a treacherous day out on the trail or up the mountain.

Hiking Footwear for Hawaii Hiking

Wondering what to wear for Hawaii hiking? Read more to find out.

When I first started hiking, I wore traditional hiking boots. Being prone to ankle sprains, I liked the idea of the high tops of the boots. However, being a cheapskate, or frugal (as my wife likes to correct me), I bought some low-end (read: inexpensive) hiking boots. While my ankles were fine, my feet hurt. So I can't say for sure whether the pain was a result of the boots or the cheapness of the manufacturing boots. In any case, I swore off boots.

My next experiment was with high top cleated football shoes, specifically Nike Land Sharks. Tractionwise, these worked wonderfully on the slick, muddy trails that are typical in the mountains and forests of Hawaii. But over the long haul, these cleated shoes killed my feet. Consider that they are made for an activity that takes place in a one hundred yard, flat-surfaced rectangle for a short period of time; however, I was using them for multi-mile, multi-hour treks in uneven, undulating terrain. The end result: plantar faciitis, a debilitating and painful malady that I wouldn't wish on anyone.

Then I discovered trail running shoes. I was about skeptical at first, thinking that I'd be beset with ankle sprains. On the contrary, I found that not only did my ankles get stronger, I was free of the foot pains that I had suffered from the boots and cleated football shoes. And to be able to hike painfree was a joy for me.

I will admit that there are a plethora of brands and models of trail running shoes on the market today. If you are looking for some, go here. And if you prefer to stick with your tried and true hiking boots, by all means stick to them. But if you're on your way to Hawaii and making your packing list and wondering what kind of footwear to stick into your suitcase or carry bag, throw in your trail runners if you have them.

They work for me and I can vouch that they'll work for you. Happy hiking.

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