Waterproof cheap hiking boots

The best waterproof hiking boots under $100

Unfortunately, I have had a lot of bad experiences when it comes to waterproof hiking boots. One time I even had boots that only lasted me 2 days in the jungle of Malaysia. When I got home from that trip I decided it was time to look for a pair of hiking boots under $100. Do you have the same problem, and you are wondering where I came up with?

After doing some research online I made a list of the hiking boots that I really liked. The shoes in this list are all waterproof and of surprisingly high quality. Apparently, it is possible to find a good pair of cheap hiking boots under $100.

Different kind of hiking boots

The kind of hiking boots you buy depends on the kind of journey you want to make. Hiking boots are made for any kind of climate and weather condition. Also the terrain you are hiking on plays a role in selecting the right boot for you. If you go to a mountain area then it’s a good idea to buy high boots. If you are walking on a flat surface it’s more comfortable to wear low shoes.

Winter hiking boots

Winter hiking boots are most of the times wind and waterproof. This way your feet will not get wet from snow or water. Winter hiking boots sometimes also have down in the shoe to keep it warm and insulated. If you are looking for a winter hiking boot under $100 it will not be an easy task. But luckily I found one that maybe suits you.

Mountaineering boots

These boots are made to protect your feet from the terrain. Mountaineering boots are most of the time high shoes to prevent your ankle from collapsing. Usually, they also have a good profile so you will not slip on small rocks.

All-terrain / Casual walking shoes

I don’t know if this term actually exists but I like to call them all-terrain hiking boots. These are the boots you want to wear when you go for a short hike. They are comfortable, breathable, and walk on simple terrains nicely. Most of them are waterproof but not as much as winter hiking boots for example.

Sportive hiking boots / Trail running shoes

With sportive hiking boots you are more mobile. They are light and have a minimal design. The idea behind sportive hiking boots is that you can use them for running as well. I noticed that these shoes are really popular in Tyrol where they use them to go to the mountains. Sportive boots are the least waterproof as they are most of the time made from fabric and not from leather.

List of my favorite waterproof hiking boots under $100

This is a list of waterproof hiking boots that I owned or heard good comments about. When making this list I kept the price in mind and tried to keep all the shoes under $100 or at least really close to it.

Top 3 Casual hiking shoes under $100

Timberland waterproof hiking boot

Timberland waterproof hiking boot

I really like the design and simplicity of this shoe. It is 100% made from leather which makes it very medium watertight. Timberland makes a lot of great quality shoes and I like the brand a lot.

Columbia waterproof hiking boot

Columbia waterproof hiking boot

I really like the design and simplicity of this shoe. It is 100% made from leather which makes it very medium watertight. Timberland makes a lot of great quality shoes and I like the brand a lot. 

Hi-TEC waterproof hiking boot

Columbia waterproof hiking boot

I really like the design and simplicity of this shoe. It is 100% made from leather which makes it very medium watertight. Timberland makes a lot of great quality shoes and I like the brand a lot.

Choose the hiking boots that fits you best

To choose the right boot you have to ask yourself where you want to use them for. If you just want to use them for short hikes you will be more comfortable in short shoes. On the other hand, if you want to go in wet conditions you maybe want to go for the most waterproof hiking boots on the market.

How to keep your hiking boots waterproof

To keep your walking shoes waterproof there are two methods you can use. Are you looking for a new pair of work boots? Read my article on hphtools.com about the best waterproof work boots!

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