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Best hiking shoes for men 2020 in Canada 

 

With summer slowly creeping in, we figured it would be time to introduce our top 5 hiking shoes for men. At MontrealTips, hiking is one of our favourite alternative ways of exercise and you can also enjoy it and abide by social distancing rules. Whether you’re hiking up a mountain or trails these shoes will bring out the best possible hike for you. Its a fun and challenging activity but we want you to be prepared with nothing but the best. Whether you’re an experienced hiker looking for a new pair of shoes or are a beginner that has been thinking about starting hiking this summer, we’ve got you covered.


La Sportiva Spire GTX

La Sportiva are a top of the line hiking company that provides incredible performance on all trails and hikes. One of their newest models the Spire GTX is quickly becoming the gold standard for hiking shoes. They offer a great overall experience as they are fantastic for long distances, backpacking, and for shorter but faster hikes. The shoes also have incredible traction for all possible surfaces and are of course water-resistant. The Spire GTX is the most lightweight shoe on our list but with that comes a price, as they are not the most durable shoe on our list. They are, however, a top of the line hiking shoe that will give you a high-quality performance every single time.

La Sportiva Spire GTX

Source: sportiva.com

Find it at: https://www.sportiva.com/spire-gtx.html

 

Salomon X Raise GTX

 

Salomon hiking shoes are some of the best in the industry and they again remained there in 2020 by releasing these X Ultra 3’s. The shoes are designed with the help of some of the top hikers in the world so you know you are getting exactly what pros want in their shoes. The shoes themselves have an amazing grip for almost all conditions and have a comfortable sole that will keep you going for hours. The shoes are also easy to break in because of their secure fit. They are also very lightweight but surprisingly offer great overall protection like some of the heavier shoes available. Overall the shoe is well known for good reason and is a fantastic all-around shoe that is ready to dominate right out of the box.

 

Salomon X Raise GTX

Find it at https://www.salomon.com/en-ca/shop/product/x-raise-gtx.html#color=20625

Arc’teryx- Aerios FL Mid GTX

 

The Aerios series by Arcteryx are one of their most successful shoes with reason. At its core, they are a reliable shoe that are protective, waterproof, and are designed with great materials. These shoes particularly excel in technical terrain for which if you don’t know, is basically difficult terrain like rocks, loose surfaces, steep descenets, mud, and water for example. They give you a great feeling of confidence when you are stepping because of the grip and its lightweight design. Even with the breathable material, they still offer Gore-Tex waterproof protection which an especially nice feature. They are a great overall shoe that will have you completing even the hardest trails and hikes.

Arc’teryx- Aerios FL Mid GTX

Source: arcteryx.com

Find them at: https://arcteryx.com/ca/en/shop/mens/aerios-fl-mid-gtx-shoe

 

Merrel Moab 2 Ventilator Low Hiking Shoes

These Merrell Moab’s are not designed with long-distance in mind but instead are designed for shorter quality hikes and trails. The mesh lining that covers the shoe is very breathable and provides an incredibly durable and breezy mix to the shoe for every run. The sole is also very durable and is smartly designed to cushion any heavy impact that you would encounter on your adventures. These shoes are also highly recommended for beginners as they come at a really great price for the amount of quality and performance you get with them. Be warned that since this is a mesh shoe they are not really waterproof. That being said, these are a great entrance to the hiking world that will keep you going for miles.

 P.S Merril has other versions of this shoe (at a great price) that can provide water-resistant shoes.

Merrel Moab 2 Ventilator Low Hiking Shoes

Source: rei.com

 

Find it at: https://www.rei.com/product/113826/merrell-moab-2-ventilator-low-hiking-shoes-mens?cm_mmc=aff_AL-_-145262-_-180150-_-NA&avad=180150_e1ab7a3a9

 

Vasque – Talus XT Low

 

The Talus XT Low by hiking experts Vasque are one of their newest models for 2020. They offer great stability, traction, and comfort for those long and enduring hikes. They are made from premium waterproof nubuck leather which makes them incredibly resilient to the elements and for the toughest and grittiest trails as it is one of their most durable models to date. Overall the Talus is a very reliable shoe that will take you where you need to be time and time again.

 

Vasque - Talus XT Low

Source: Vasque.com

 

Find them at: https://www.vasque.com/mens-hiking-footwear/mens-hiking-shoes/talus-xt-low-07078.html