A famous naturalist by the name of John Muir once said, “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” Getting in touch with Mother Nature can revive your mind, body and soul. So, if you’re considering hitting the trails or venturing off the beaten path, one thing is certain: the most important piece of equipment to own is a sturdy pair of hiking boots. The right pair will protect your feet, keep them dry and have a good enough grip to keep you safe along your journey. And that’s where Merrell comes in.
People hike for all kinds of reasons — to stay fit, boost mental health, seek adventure with friends and family, or enjoy quality alone time. Whatever the reason, there are a variety of boots to help you do just that. Climbing a rough trail? Maybe you need a sturdy, high-ankle boot to help avoid injury along the way. Headed out on a day hike with friends? Look for a breathable low-cut or mid-cut boot for flatter terrain. There’s a variety of boots to choose from, fit for beginners and advanced hikers alike.
Need help picking the pair that will get you there? Here are our Top 5 hiking boots for trekking the great outdoors.
5.) Merrell Arctic Grip
Know your terrain before deciding which boot is best for you. Trekking through the snow? If so, you’ll need a boot that keeps your feet warm and dry and is stable on the ice. Merrell produces an array of boots with Vibram Arctic Grip (a rubber sole that sticks to ice) to ensure you won’t slip and slide on your icy hike.
These boots also come equipped with a waterproof shell for protection and Thinsulate (thermal insulation) for warmth. There’s an Arctic Grip boot out there for every mountain-bound adventurer, you just need to shop around for your perfect pair.