How to find best hiking boots for trekking

If you’re heading off on a bucket list expedition, one of the most important things you’ll need is a pair of the absolute best hiking boots. Choose correctly, and these will change your life. But there are many different boots and brands out there at the moment and many of them are of a very high quality as well. But the decision on which ones to buy needs to be informed by many factors such as how often you are likely to use them, in what terrain you are likely to use them, the shape of your foot and inevitably the price. And this is definitely not a one size fits all, every foot is different and while one brand may fit me very well, it may not fit your foot correctly.

I am going to present 5 different options on trekking boots that i have had personal experience with and know that they will work for your trekking portion of the trip to any mountain on different countries like trekking up in Vietnam, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Africa, South America and Russia.

La Sportiva Nucleo High II GTX (My personal favorite)
The Nucleo High II GTX offers best-in class breathability in a mid-duty waterproof hiker/backpacking boot. Featuring award-winning Gore-Tex® Surround™ technology with a traditional Nubuck leather look, this hiking boot is the ultimate combination of durability, protection and comfort. They are warm, lightweight and waterproof. Some of my associates in Himalayas and Africa wear these boots as well.

Asolo TPS 520 GV Evo
Best in Backpacking, trekking on technical terrains, long distance hiking.
Credit a one-piece, 2.8-mm-thick, full-grain leather upper and bombproof metal eyelets. That longevity, combined with the reasonable price, makes the 520 GV Evo a top performer and a great value. The stiff midsole prevented sore feet even when testers carried 50-pound loads over rocky terrain. A One-piece water-resistant 2,8 mm full grain leather upper. Gore-Tex® lining , waterproof and breathable. Gripped with a molded rubber outsole produced in conjunction with Vibram®, the balance of the outsole has self-cleaning lugs designed for optimum performance on varying types of terrain.

Way back 2015 on my Everest base camp trek, they are little heavier than other trekking boots but work great. It has Incredible comfort, support, and performance. These are well-made, well designed, heavy-duty backpacking boots. Designed for multi-day, long distance hiking/backpacking over rugged terrain. I have worn them for 100s of kms on day hikes with moderate to heavy loads. I also recommend these boots for a Elbrus and Kilimanjaro or other treks around the world.

Mammut Trovat Advanced High GTX
These boots uses high-quality, flexible 100% leather with all-round protective rubber rand, very adaptive 3D tongue and extremely soft, Nappa leather heel collar. The GORE-TEX Performance Comfort Footwear membrane ensures waterproofing and climate control. The ankle support from this made plenty of users feel safe and they mentioned that crossing uneven terrain was trouble-free with satisfies through its features that meet the demands of challenging terrain.

Arc’teryx Acrux TR GTX
Light, exceptionally durable GORE-TEX boot for multi-day treks with a full pack.
You can do on multi-day excursions in technical terrain with comfortable and protected feet. These is a very high quality and it kept my feet dry and comfortable even with no gaiters in the deeper snow on my Xueshan expedition in Taiwan. A comfortable boot that looks great, performs well, and is perfect for active travelers. It even managed to serve as my only shoe for an entire week in Taiwan.

The boots we have listed above are good for your trek and these boots would all be great for Kilimanjaro and walking into Island Peak, Elbus, Snow Mountain and any trekking trip that we offer. If you have any questions on your boots, or if you want more information on our trekking schedules, just direct message us on our facebook page or email to

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