Adidas Outdoor Terrex Swift R Mid

Best Lightweight Hiking Boots

Why people love it
  • Perfect hiking boots for easy terrain and day hikes
  • Lightweight, yet still beautifully durable
  • Comfortable and easy to wear for hiking and trail running

The speed laces feature a less than effective closure design.


Performance: If you're a casual hiker who wants to take a day-long hike over easy terrain, these are the perfect boots for you. They're half hiking boot, half trail shoes, with a comfortable, lightweight design that won't weigh you down as you hike. They offer excellent support and cushioning without adding to your load.

Not only are they durable, they're stylish as well. They come in a wide range of colors (blue, brown, grey, black, etc.), but they're built with the sleek style that sets Adidas apart from its competitors. Their slim profile makes them a great pair of shoes for casual hikers.

Features: The shoe is entirely synthetic, from the lightweight, mesh-lined upper to the high traction rubber outsole. The adiPRENE inserts add extra cushioning to the footbed, keeping your feet comfortable even after long hours of walking. The Gore-Tex lining offers some waterproofing, though they're not going to keep up with heavier hiking boots.

The lacing system is really the only big downside of these shoes. The speed laces popular among modern athletic shoes don't really grip your feet effectively for long. Eventually, they'll come loose, leading to instability and a higher risk of accidents. Plus, there's no option for customizing the fit of the shoe to your feet. Thankfully, for day hikers and casual outdoorsmen, the lacing system shouldn't be too much of a problem.

Price: At $96, these are one of the best-priced hiking boots on our list. They're lightweight and comfortable, yet surprisingly durable. If you're looking for a pair of boots to keep up with your occasional hikes, these are the ones you want.

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