And all sorts of vacations.
Depending on who you ask, hiking can mean anything from a 20-minute walk in the woods to a weeks-long trek through the Alps, which is why there’s no such thing as the best hiking boot. Some boots look and feel like sneakers, others are made of fine leather and have enough traction to take on the wettest, muddiest trails. Below, we’ve found seven hiking boots that should appeal to all sorts of travelers—the light-packers, the intense backpackers, and even the indoor people who might not consider hiking a vacation. Keep reading for the best hiking boots to buy right now.