10 Best City Hiking Shoes

Updated on: October 2021

Best City Hiking Shoes in 2021


Columbia Men's North Plains II Waterproof Hiking Shoe, City Grey, Rocket, 9.5 D US

Columbia Men's North Plains II Waterproof Hiking Shoe, City Grey, Rocket, 9.5 D US
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Columbia Women's IVO Trail Hiking Shoe, Lagoon, Coral, 7 Regular US

Columbia Women's IVO Trail Hiking Shoe, Lagoon, Coral, 7 Regular US
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Omni-Grip non-marking traction rubber
  • Techlite lightweight midsole for long lasting comfort, superior cushioning, and high energy return
  • Textile upper with suede overlays.

adidas Originals Lucas Premiere Hiking Shoe, FTWR White/Grey Three/Gum, 11 M US

adidas Originals Lucas Premiere Hiking Shoe, FTWR White/Grey Three/Gum, 11 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Skate shoes with the low-key style of pro rider Lucas Puig
  • Regular fit; Built-in sockliner for comfort
  • Suede and knit upper is soft and breathable
  • Rubber cupsole provides traction
  • Unisex product is men's sizing; Women should size down one to one and a half sizes

Merrell Men's Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot, Earth, 13 M US

Merrell Men's Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot, Earth, 13 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • M Select DRY seals out water and lets moisture escape so you stay dry when you're on the move
  • Performance suede leather and mesh upper. 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, 5mm lug depth
  • Protective rubber toe cap, Breathable mesh lining
  • Vibram TC5+ sole, 5mm lug depth
  • Merrell M Select FIT.ECO+ blended EVA contoured footbed with added zonal arch and heel support
  • Protective rubber toe cap

Salomon Women's Pathfinder Hiking Shoes, Stormy Weather/Phantom/Tropical Green, 7 B US

Salomon Women's Pathfinder Hiking Shoes, Stormy Weather/Phantom/Tropical Green, 7 B US
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • TRAIL RUNNING SHOES: These lightweight, low-top hiking & trail running shoes combine style & function with protective coated-leather uppers & an aggressive grip so you can make any trail your own.
  • ANY PATH YOUR WAY: With its ultra-durable, all-terrain grip the Salomon Pathfinder line of shoes is perfect for walking, hiking, backpacking, or trail running on every type of terrain.
  • GO THE DISTANCE: Whether you love daily road running in your neighborhood, an escape to a local trail, or something more rugged, Salomon makes shoes that ensure you have a smooth ride on any & all terrain.
  • TIME TO PLAY: Whether you are into trail running, hiking, backpacking, or mountaineering, Salomon has shoes & gear for kids, men & women to help you conquer a new distance, personal record, or event!
  • SINCE 1947 Salomon has used our passion for outdoor sports & innovation to create progressive gear. Our road & trail running shoes, hiking sneakers, boots, & water shoes help make any path your own.

Columbia Men's Granite Ridge Waterproof Hiking Shoe, Dark Grey, Golden Yellow, 12 D US

Columbia Men's Granite Ridge Waterproof Hiking Shoe, Dark Grey, Golden Yellow, 12 D US
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: Columbia Men's Granite Ridge Waterproof Boot is crafted of our signature waterproof and breathable construction to help keep you dry and comfortable during rainy trail days.
  • HANDY FEATURES: Treacherous days out on the trail are comfortable and worry-free with this boot's waterproof full-grain leather and suede bootie construction. Its durable mesh tongue adds breathability.
  • ADJUSTABLE FEATURES: This waterproof hiking boot features a lace-up closure for an adjustable, secure fit.
  • MIDSOLE SUPPORT: Our signature midsole support provides superior cushioning and high energy return for comfort on any terrain.
  • OMNI-GRIP: This multi-terrain traction system matches specially formulated compounds and treads to specific environments. A dual-zone winter tread pattern ensures solid footing on surfaces such as ice and snow.

Columbia Men's Drainmaker IV Water Shoe, City Grey, Mountain red, 12 Regular US

Columbia Men's Drainmaker IV Water Shoe, City Grey, Mountain red, 12 Regular US
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: Columbia Men's Wayfinder 2 Strap Sandal features our signature Techlite footbed and frame for superior cushioning and impact absorption.
  • ADJUSTABLE FEATURES: The adjustable straps across the instep and the convertible heel make this sandal versatile and customizable.
  • MATERIAL: A synthetic upper and a non-marking wet traction rubber outsole make this sandal durable and comfortable from wet rocks to boat decks.
  • HIGH-TRACTION GRIP: Our signature high-traction grip helps prevent slipping on wet and dry surfaces.
  • OMNI-GRIP: This multi-terrain traction system matches specially formulated compounds and treads to specific environments. A dual-zone winter tread pattern ensures solid footing on surfaces such as ice and snow.

Salomon Men's X Ultra 3 GTX Hiking Shoes, Black/Magnet/Quiet Shade, 11.5

Salomon Men's X Ultra 3 GTX Hiking Shoes, Black/Magnet/Quiet Shade, 11.5
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • A time-tested last refined over the years produces an optimal fit. It's designed to work synergistically with the reinforced top arm of the sensifit, holding your foot comfortably in place, especially when you’re headed downhill.
  • The Advanced Chassis, surrounded by foam cushioning for comfort, connects directly to the sole to stabilize your heel.
  • Two different types of rubber are strategically placed on the sole, resulting in a more intense grip. A special patterned area on the heel grabs terrain more aggressively, giving you more control when you're moving along at a healthy clip.
  • Salomon 2 year limited warranty

Columbia Men's Firecamp Boot Hiking Shoe, Black, City Grey, 14 D US

Columbia Men's Firecamp Boot Hiking Shoe, Black, City Grey, 14 D US
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Omni-Grip non-marking traction rubber.
  • Techlite lightweight midsole for long lasting comfort, superior cushioning, and high energy return.
  • Cordura textile. Omni-Tech waterproof breathable seam-sealed membrane bootie construction.

Columbia Women's IVO Trail Hiking Shoe, Black, elk, 6 Regular US

Columbia Women's IVO Trail Hiking Shoe, Black, elk, 6 Regular US
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Omni-Grip non-marking traction rubber
  • Techlite lightweight midsole for long lasting comfort, superior cushioning, and high energy return
  • Textile upper with suede overlays.

Social Media is the World We Live In. But is it Good or Bad? I Say Good!

Without social media, who knows where we would be. Would a man who was lost hiking survive without his friends posting on Facebook and tweeting? Would a baby girl survive cancer only noticed because of Facebook? Some say yes and some say no. Find out now!

Recently in my class, Specialty Writing For The Web, we were assigned to read an article named Now You See It, Soon You Won't. It was an article in the New York Times Opinion section by Jesse Kornbluth. Basically it goes over how he believes that the social media movement is a bad thing for the American people. The article takes an especially hard look at Twitter and the use of trending.

For those of you who don't know, trending is something or someone that is the center of attention on Twitter.

"In a simpler world, trending would be harmless, the equivalent of baseball fans checking batting averages on a daily basis. But in a media culture that cares nothing about the past or the future, it's one more way of narrowing our attention spans - this time, to the 140-character limit of a Twitter communication. (I can't bring myself to say "tweet.")," Kornbluth said. "Indeed, it's the very apotheosis of our A.D.D. media world, jerking our attention from one superheated story to another, never penetrating the surface or suggesting that some stories matter more than others."

Throughout the article, he gives plenty of facts about what is trending, such as, "This week, nearly 1,600,000 people - in 24 hours - watched the Facebook video of a soldier calling home from Germany to tell his parents that he was gay."

While that may be true, he also brought up one thing as a negative that I believe is one of the most important reasons the social media movement is so wonderful. "A few weeks ago, a Stanford kid got lost hiking in Malaysia. His friends Facebooked like mad. This made him trending, thus worthy of a search."

The Stanford kid he is referring to is named Jacob Boehm. On Aug. 13, he let everyone know he was in Malaysia, and then no one heard from him for a week. His parents were worried, so they emailed a dozen of his friends to ask if they could use social media to track him down.

Soon, thousands of people took to Twitter, Facebook and other sites to get the news out and to potentially find the missing man. Facebook employees posted ads about him in both English and Malay. Soon after that the U.S Embassy got involved. And less than 24 hours after Boehm became a cause, rangers found him in Taman Negara National Park.

It turns out he was just hiking. The park doesn't get cell phone or Internet reception, and apparently the kid didn't think to mention this to anyone.

As Boehm's mother told one blog, "Clearly it was the power of social media that helped us find him."Seeing this story made me think, how many stories are there just like this own out there? Within seconds of searching, I found a ton more including an articles named, "Girl, 2, saved by Facebook after family friend spots eye cancer in photo taken by mother".

The article tells a story about how a nurse named Nicola Sharp was browsing through her friend Michele Freeman's profile when she saw a photograph of Michele's two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Grace that looked a little fishy. Grace's life was saved when Sharp noticed that the flash photograph showed Grace with a white pupil in her left eye instead of the 'red eye' tint most people would have - a sign of eye cancer. She was found to have two tumors and lost all sight in her left eye. Medics told Michele if the cancer had spread it could have been fatal.

Looking at these two examples, how can anyone say that the social networking movement is a bad thing? While, yes, at times people use it for things that aren't all that important, other times Facebook or Twitter can help save a life or two.

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