BACKPACKER.COM - The Best Hiking Boots for Backpackers

April 2019
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Our take A women’s-specific last is one thing, but volume isn’t the only thing that tends to differ between men’s and women’s feet. That’s why our ladies reached for the Sapphire Mid, a women’s-only model that not only has a smaller forefoot, but that supports their more slender ankles with an asymmetrical collar. “I felt at home in this hiking boot right out of the box,” our tester affirmed after her first outing. “I did a 3-mile hike on Canada’s Prince Edward Island the first day and didn’t experience any break-in blues.” But comfy doesn’t mean dainty. One tester, who tallied 33 miles over three days with a 35-pound pack on a rough coastline in Nova Scotia, proclaimed that her feet barely felt tired. (Three densities of EVA in the midsole provide varying levels of comfort and support.)

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Women’s Sapphire Mid Waterproof

MSRP $160.00