Best of Womens Hiking Boots

Columbia Women’s Newton Ridge Plus - Product Review

Editor's Rating: (3.8 / 5)

Pros

  • Lightweight at only 16 ounces
  • Waterproof full grain leather uppers with Omnishield
  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • The insoles are kind of thin,
  • Very narrow toebox

Our Take:

The Columbia Women’s Newton Ridge Plus Hiking Boot is a stellar, affordable boot that will keep you light on your feet and your wallet.

These boots are absolutely on point with their performance and Columbia’s craftsmanship.

The “Plus” comes from the fact that the back comes up higher on your ankle and will provide plenty of ankle support.

They’re super durable and highly recommended for a number of different settings.

Dry, wet, it doesn’t matter these boots have you covered.

The uppers are made from waterproof full grain leather featuring Omnishield water and stain resistant treatment that adds to their durability and water resistance.

At 16 ounces these boots are lightweight while comfortable and flexible enough to require very minimal breaking in.

They stand up to water very well, just don’t wear them in the lake and you’ll be fine.

The Techlite Cushioning midsole adds plenty of shock absorption.

The Omni-Grip traction on the sole grips the ground and rocks very well and you’ll have plenty of stability along with the comfort these boots offer.

For under $70 these Columbia boots are as good as they get.

Key Product Info:

Shoe Style Hiking Boots
Waterproof Yes
Sex Women

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Best Overall Womens Hiking Boots:

  1. KEEN Women’s Targhee II
  2. Editors Rating:
    (4.9 / 5)
    Shoe Style Hiking Boots
    Waterproof No
    Sex Women
    Current Price Price not available

    The KEEN Women’s Targhee II Mid WP Hiking Boot is a great waterproof boot built to handle even the roughest trails. The Keen Dry waterproof lining will keep water out of the boot while keeping the inside nice and ventilated. The boots are extremely lightweight and offer amazing arch support.

    Pros
    • Great looking boot
    • Lots of ankle and foot support
    • Easily removable and comfortable insole
    • Lots of traction on the outsole
    Cons
    • Even though the toe box is wide it is kind of vertically short for bigger toes
    • The tongue pokes into the top part of the ankle

    Read our full review of the KEEN Women’s Targhee II


    Shoe Style Hiking Boots
    Waterproof Yes
    Sex Women
    Current Price Price not available

    The Ahnu Women’s Montara Waterproof Boot offers great support and comfort for your adventure on or off the trail. The uppers are made with Nubuck waterproof leather and a suede collar and a shock dispersal plate in the front of the boot.

    Pros
    • Plenty of waterproofing
    • Lots of traction and outsole support thanks to the Vibram sole
    • Very breathable
    Cons
    • Inner stitching tends to rub against your feet

    Read our full review of the Ahnu Women’s Montara


  3. Salomon Women’s Quest 4D GTX
  4. Editors Rating:
    (4.8 / 5)
    Shoe Style Hiking Boots
    Waterproof Yes
    Sex Women
    Current Price Price not available

    The Salomon Women’s Quest 4D 2 GTX Hiking Boot is a great fitting boot that’s built for heavy-duty hiking and backpacking. The uppers are very durable made from 3D mesh textile and Nubuck leather. They’re also made with Gore-Tex for complete waterproof protection.

    Pros
    • Waterproof with Gore-Tex
    • Lightweight for a backpacking boot
    • Lots of traction and stability
    Cons
    • They take a little time to break in

    Read our full review of the Salomon Women’s Quest 4D GTX


    Shoe Style Hiking Boots
    Waterproof Yes
    Sex Women
    Current Price Price not available

    The Timberland Women’s White Ledge Hiking Boot durable boot that provides amazing traction and toughness for any trail or outdoor professional. These boots are built with dependable leather uppers in which the waterproofing is worked into the tanning process and then add a seam taped waterproof membrane lining which works to protect your feet from rain, snow, streams, and puddles.

    Pros
    • Lots of comfort and waterproofing, ,
    • Strong/supportive outsole
    • Easy removable insole
    Cons
    • The back tends to chafe against your heel

    Read our full review of the Timberland Women’s White Ledge


  5. KEEN Women’s Voyageur Mid
  6. Editors Rating:
    (4.7 / 5)
    Shoe Style Hiking Boots
    Waterproof Yes
    Sex Women
    Current Price Price not available

    The KEEN Women’s Voyageur Mid Hiking Boot is a great boot for warmer dry weather. Keen made a compromise with this boot to trade the waterproofing barrier for a more breathable upper lining. As a result, the Voyageurs are some of the best-ventilated women’s hiking boots on the market.

    Pros
    • Extremely breathable and well ventilated
    • Plenty of traction in the outsole
    • Lots of shock absorption and heel support
    Cons
    • Not waterproof

    Read our full review of the KEEN Women’s Voyageur Mid


  7. Merrell Women’s Moab 2
  8. Editors Rating:
    (4.6 / 5)
    Shoe Style Hiking Boots
    Waterproof Yes
    Sex Women
    Current Price Price not available

    The Merrell Women’s Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot is a tough mid-cut hiking boot that will help make your hike a little less demanding. The boots weigh less than a pound but provide enough traction below that you can feel confident trekking through most terrain.

    Pros
    • Deep lugs and traction on the outsole
    • Plenty of shock absorption and support on the bottom of your feet
    • Waterproof uppers
    Cons
    • They run a little small be sure to order a 1/2 size up

    Read our full review of the Merrell Women’s Moab 2


  9. Columbia Women’s Newton Ridge Plus
  10. Editors Rating:
    (3.8 / 5)
    Shoe Style Hiking Boots
    Waterproof Yes
    Sex Women
    Current Price Price not available

    The Columbia Women’s Newton Ridge Plus Hiking Boot is a stellar, affordable boot that will keep you light on your feet and your wallet. These boots are absolutely on point with their performance and Columbia’s craftsmanship. The “Plus” comes from the fact that the back comes up higher on your ankle and will provide plenty of ankle support.

    Pros
    • Lightweight at only 16 ounces
    • Waterproof full grain leather uppers with Omnishield
    • Inexpensive
    Cons
    • The insoles are kind of thin,
    • Very narrow toebox

    Read our full review of the Columbia Women’s Newton Ridge Plus


  11. Ahnu Women’s Sugarpine
  12. Editors Rating:
    (3.7 / 5)
    Shoe Style Hiking Boots
    Waterproof Yes
    Sex Women
    Current Price Price not available

    The Ahnu Women’s Sugarpine Hiking Boot is a stylish, lightweight boot that will keep your feet happy even on longer trails. These boots feel super light on your feet and the extra interior padding helps keep your feet comfy.

    Pros
    • Very waterproof, comfortable right out of the box
    • Plenty of traction and durability
    Cons
    • Inner tongue stitching is pokey
    • Quite warm on the inside

    Read our full review of the Ahnu Women’s Sugarpine


  13. Salomon Women’s X Ultra Mid 2 GTX
  14. Editors Rating:
    (3.5 / 5)
    Shoe Style Hiking Boots
    Waterproof Yes
    Sex Women
    Current Price Price not available

    The Salomon Women’s X Ultra Mid 2 GTX Hiking Shoe is a great hiking boot/running shoe hybrid perfect for those looking for some extra versatility in a lightweight hiking shoe. The shoes are waterproof with Gore-Tex for protection and ventilation and will keep you protected in most terrain and weather.

    Pros
    • Goretex and mesh in the uppers
    • Strong and durable lacing eyelits
    • Great traction in the outsoles
    • Very breathable
    Cons
    • TIght on the sides and up against the tongue

    Read our full review of the Salomon Women’s X Ultra Mid 2 GTX


Best Sellers: Womens Hiking Boots

Bestseller No. 1
Columbia womens Newton Ridge Plus Waterproof Hiking Boot,...
  • ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: Columbia Women's Newton Ridge Plus Waterproof Hiking Boot features our lightweight, durable midsole for long lasting comfort, superior cushioning, and high energy return as well as an advanced traction rubber sole for slip-free movement on rough ground.
  • HANDY FEATURES: Treacherous days out on the trail are comfortable and worry-free with this boot's waterproof full-grain leather and mesh bootie construction and its durable mesh tongue for breathability.
  • ADJUSTABLE FEATURES: The Newton Ridge Plus Waterproof Hiking Boot features a lace-up closure for an adjustable, secure fit.
  • FEMININE STYLE: This women's waterproof hiking boot delivers style and durability with its contrasting color combinations and soft mesh exterior.
  • OMNI-GRIP: This multi-terrain traction system matches specially formulated compounds and treads to specific environments. A dual-zone winter tread pattern ensures solid footing on surfaces such as ice and snow.
SaleBestseller No. 2
Merrell Women's Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot, Granite,...
  • Removable insole, Merrell air cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability
  • Performance suede leather and mesh upper. Protective rubber toe cap. Molded nylon arch shank
  • 5mm lug depth
  • M Select DRY seals out water and lets moisture escape so you stay dry when you're on the move
  • Bellows, closed cell foam tongue keeps moisture and debris out
SaleBestseller No. 3
Columbia Women's Crestwood Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot,...
  • ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: Columbia Women's Crestwood Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot features our lightweight, durable midsole for long lasting comfort, superior cushioning, and high energy return as well as an advanced traction rubber sole for slip-free movement on rough ground.
  • HANDY FEATURES: Treacherous days out on the trail are comfortable and worry-free with this boot's waterproof full-grain leather and mesh bootie construction and its durable mesh tongue for breathability.
  • ADJUSTABLE FEATURES: The Crestwood Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot features a lace-up closure for an adjustable, secure fit.
  • FEMININE STYLE: This women's waterproof hiking boot delivers style and durability with its contrasting color combinations and soft mesh exterior.
  • OMNI-GRIP: This multi-terrain traction system matches specially formulated compounds and treads to specific environments. A dual-zone winter tread pattern ensures solid footing on surfaces such as ice and snow.
Bestseller No. 4
NORTIV 8 Women's Waterproof Hiking Boots Low Top Lightweight...
  • Excellent Comfort: Nortiv 8 women's waterproof hiking boots use our lightweight, durable midsole, and advanced traction rubber soles, which can be slip-resistant on rugged ground.
  • Combinations: This boot uses suede leather and suede ankle boots structure, and its durable mesh tongue provides breathability, allowing you to spend dangerous days on the road comfortably and safely.
  • Feminine Style: These women's waterproof hiking boots are fashionable, durable, and use a series of contrasting color combinations and a soft suede appearance.
  • Advanced Traction: This hiking boot uses excellent technology to provide the ultimate traction and grip in any environment of your choice.
  • What you get: Nortiv 8 aims at providing high-quality outdoor shoes.
SaleBestseller No. 5
Skechers womens Hiker Hiking Boot, Tan, 8.5 US
  • Air-Cooled Memory Foam full length cushioned removable comfort insole
  • Relaxed Fit design for a roomy comfortable fit
  • Mesh fabric panels at tongue and collar for breathable comfort
  • Rubber all terrain traction outsole
  • Shock absorbing midsole

Erik

Erik grew up as a desert rat in Arizona. After exploring the backcountry of the west coast he came east for a job but still finds time to explore the beauty of the northeast.

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