10 Best Men's Light Hiking Shoes

Updated on: October 2021

Best Men's Light Hiking Shoes in 2021


Merrell Men's Moab 2 Vent Hiking Shoe, Charcoal Grey, 10 M US

Merrell Men's Moab 2 Vent Hiking Shoe, Charcoal Grey, 10 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

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. 2 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.

Merrell Men's Vapor Glove 3 Sneaker, Black/Silver, 12 M US

Merrell Men's Vapor Glove 3 Sneaker, Black/Silver, 12 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Vibram TC5+
  • TrailProtect pad offers underfoot protection

Columbia Men's Redmond Waterproof Hiking Shoe, Black, Squash, 10.5 D US

Columbia Men's Redmond Waterproof Hiking Shoe, Black, Squash, 10.5 D US
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • DURABLE HIKING SHOE: The Columbia Men’s Redmond Waterproof Low Hiking Shoe is an exceptional waterproof version of the durable hiking boots that Columbia is known for. It’s sure-footed and incredibly comfortable.
  • EXCEPTIONAL HIKING SHOE FOR MEN: This imported low-top hiking shoe is made for the outdoor enthusiast or the casual hiker. It’s perfect for trips to the mountains or daily use in off-terrain environments.
  • ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: The upper layer is a combination of suede 100% leather, mesh, and webbing. The midsole is lightweight Techlite material, while the non-marking traction rubber outsole provides superior traction.
  • CUSHIONED FOR IMPROVED ABSORPTION: Columbia Techlite material is added to this waterproof hiking shoe to provide superior cushioning for impact absorption and maximum comfort while navigating aggressive 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, providing grip for every environment.

FANTURE Men's Lightweight Hiking Shoes Camping Shoes Outdoor Sneakers U419FSYDX002-dark grey-45

FANTURE Men's Lightweight Hiking Shoes Camping Shoes Outdoor Sneakers U419FSYDX002-dark grey-45
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • DURABLE & BREATHABLE MATERIALS: Tear-resistant genuine suede leather and breathable mesh upper provide fast draining and allow cross ventilation that give excellent flexible feet feeling. Make your feet stay dry when you're on the move.
  • PADDED MIDSOLE & LINING: Our padded and cushiony EVA mid-sole support provides high energy return for comfort on any terrain and alleviate your foot fatigue during long-time hiking. Support your ankles and joints with comfortable ergonomics and a high-elastic foam lining.
  • TOE PROTECTION & DURABLE SHOELACE: Anti-Collision rubber toe cap adds forefoot protection. Round durable lace-up closure allows for quick and easy adjustments.
  • NON-SLIP DURABLE OUTSOLE: High-performance thickened outsole with stability and stronger traction, protect your ankle and prevent you from slipping in wet, steep or any complex terrains.
  • PERFECT FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: FANTURE athletic-inspired Hiking shoes are designed for moving fast on the mountain, hiking, climbing, jogging, running, etc. Nice Choice for Family Outdoor Activities.

New Balance Men's 410v6 Cushioning Trail Running Shoe, Black/Castlerock/Dark Silver, 13 4E US

New Balance Men's 410v6 Cushioning Trail Running Shoe, Black/Castlerock/Dark Silver, 13 4E US
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
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Merrell Men's All Out Blaze Aero Sport Hiking Water Shoe, Khaki, 11 M US

Merrell Men's All Out Blaze Aero Sport Hiking Water Shoe, Khaki, 11 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 7 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

Merrell Men's Moab 2 Waterproof Hiking Shoe, Beluga, 10.5 M US

Merrell Men's Moab 2 Waterproof Hiking Shoe, Beluga, 10.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 8 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
  • Bellows, closed-cell foam tongue keeps moisture and debris out
  • Protective rubber toe cap
  • Vibram TC5+ sole ; 5mm lug depth

Salomon Men's Speedcross 4 Trail Running Shoes, Grape Leaf/Burnt Olive/Black, 14 US

Salomon Men's Speedcross 4 Trail Running Shoes, Grape Leaf/Burnt Olive/Black, 14 US
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • TRAIL RUNNING SNEAKER: Featuring an aggressive grip, precise foothold, & lightweight protection, the Salomon Speedcross 4 is the ideal shoe for runners who want to conquer soft, technical trails.
  • ALL THE WILD PLACES: With a monster grip for soft trail conditions, the lightweight, highly cushioned Speedcross 4 is the perfect shoe for trail runners who aren't afraid of wet & dirty 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.

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

Salomon Men's X Crest GTX Hiking Shoes, Magnet/Black/Quiet Shade, 11.5
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Instant comfort: A cushioned, stable fit based on the proven X-Ultra will feel great from the first step to the last mile
  • Durability: A durable upper with PU coated leather reinforcement, stands up to the most rugged terrain and wear
  • Protection: protective Toe cap and heel counter, and reinforcement around the foot, offer protection from rocks and sticks. Full GORE-TEX membrane offers complete waterproofness

Movie Review: 127 Hours (R)

Danny Boyle's intense, life affirming man-against-nature drama based on the experiences of mountain climber Aron Ralston, who amputated his own arm after a 2003 hiking accident.

On the basis of his life, there can be no doubt that Aron Ralston is such a person. In 2002, he quit his mechanical engineering position at Intel to fully devote himself to a project that began in 1998: Scaling solo all fifty-three of Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks. He became the first person to achieve this goal in 2005. In 2020, he climbed Argentina's Ojos de Salado and Monte Pissis. That same year, he climbed Alaska's Mount McKinley and actually skied down from its summit, which is more than 20,000 feet high. In 2020, he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. Given this track record, it should come as no surprise that he someday plans to scale Mount Everest.

His most publicized expedition was in April of 2003. While hiking Blue John Canyon in Moab, Utah, he slipped and fell into a crevice, causing a dislodged boulder to pin his right arm against the canyon wall; five days later, facing dehydration and delirium, he was forced to sever his arm below the elbow with a dull pocket knife. He would later write about this experience in his autobiography Between a Rock and a Hard Place, which would soon become a New York Times bestseller. This means, of course, that every one of Ralston's post-2003 expeditions were literally done single handedly. I have to admit, I truly don't understand this mindset. After such a traumatic experience, how on earth would anyone be able to even look at a rock formation, let alone scale it?

Ralston's 2003 accident has found its way into the hands of director Danny Boyle and been turned into the film 127 Hours, an intense and shocking but also life-affirming man-against-nature drama. Ralston is portrayed by James Franco, who, like Natalie Portman in Black Swan, pushes himself to the very limits of physical and psychological endurance. It's an amazing performance, especially since the entire film is basically a one-man show. We watch with helpless fascination as he struggles, not only against the boulder pinning his arm, but also against hunger, dehydration, and insanity, his mind often giving way to vivid daydreams and disturbing insights. We also watch as he tries to keep a level head and work with whatever tools he has at his disposal.

Intertwined with his ordeal are harsh but cleansing periods of confession and self criticism, which he makes into video testimonials on his digital camcorder. One of the film's best scenes is when he imagines he's a guest on a talk show. Boyle doesn't go for the obvious and show him in a fully furnished TV studio; he instead shows Ralston exactly as he is in the canyon. We do, however, hear a phantom audience, who are perfectly timed to Ralston as he vocally shifts back and forth between himself and the loud-mouthed host. In that imaginary interview, we learn that Ralston never left a note saying where he was going, which means no one would know where to look once they realized he was missing. Why would he be that careless? Because he thought he could be a hero. Ah, but as Gordon Lightfoot once observed, heroes often fail.

He also uses the camcorder to film his goodbyes to his family and friends. He's especially sorry to his mother; he regrets the day the let the answering machine take her phone call, even though he was home at the time. He also regrets the way he handled his relationship with his girlfriend, Rana ( Clémence Poésy ), who said on their last date that he would be awfully lonely someday.

It goes without saying that the arm severing scene is difficult to sit through. I've seen horror movies in which people are hacked to bits and blood sprays everywhere, and I don't even blink; watching the final scenes of 127 Hours, I squirmed in my seat, squinted my eyes, gritted my teeth, and just wanted the whole thing to be done and over with. Amazing how audiences can react so differently, depending on the context. Boyle does an amazing job of depicting the genuine horror of the situation. He doesn't shy away from it, and yet he captures it in such a way that it seems neither gory nor exploitive. It's a real moment in the life of a real person. His greatest accomplishment, however, was making me thankful for the things I take for granted on a daily basis, like access to food and water. And yes, even the love of my family.

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