Hiking Boots For Men & Women
A successful journey starts at the boots that carry your thirst for adventure into the wildest corners of the globe. K2 Base Camp in Brisbane stocks an extensive range of comfortable, durable & versatile men's hiking boots from top brands like Anatom, Asolo, Scarpa, Lowa and La Sportiva.
Selecting the right boot for your adventure will be determined by considerations of the boot’s fabric upper, stability/flex, weight, grip and weather resistance. Our team of adventure specialist are here to help you in finding the best boot, fit and comfort in our technical hiking boot range at K2 Base Camp Brisbane.
Finding the best hiking boot for you…
The fabric upper of a boot affects multiple attributes of your boot and its application to the outdoors. Fabrics that are utilised range from leathers, suedes, synthetics or blends, these offer performance benefits to a hiker’s unique adventure and personal preference for comfort and application.
Characteristics offered to you by a leather hiking boot are its durability, ruggedness and natural ability of water resistance, great for mild to extremely cold adventures. Multiple leather types are offered in our boot range; full grain leather, as found in the Anatom Q2 Classic’s full grain Italian leather, provide all the standard benefits of quality leather and perform well in abrasive environments and cold conditions. Nubuck leathers are a step down from full grain leathers to provide the natural abilities of full grain leather but additionally provide comfort for breathability, flex and lighter weight boots, seen in the La Sportiva Nucleo GTX.
Utilising Synthetics in your hiking boots will provide you with a light, flexible and breathable hiking boot, optimal in cool to warm climates or weight conscious adventures. The durability is achieved by implementing leathers into wear points, producing a blended boot fabric design like the Asolo Fugitive GTX, allowing you to push yourself and your boots further whilst saving weight.
Stability and Weight
The stability and weight of your boot is made up by the combination and design of the support shank running through the sole of the boot and the fabric upper construction. Selecting a stiffer boot such as the Asolo TPS 520 Evo will provide you with a high level of stability and control from it’s rugged construction, great for carrying heavier loads, unstable terrains, mountaineering or demanding multiday expeditions. Opting for a softer boot like the La Sportiva Stream GTX gives you greater flex and cushion providing a light comfortable and easy to use boot for your general walking, steep terrains and less technical multi-day hikes.
Grip and Tread
Considering the tread pattern of your boot will support selecting the best boots for your adventure and environment. Tread patterns and rubber type are determinants in a boots grip, a versatile tread like the Scarpa Terra GTX offers you control and durability with its lug design and grippy Vibram sole. Tackling more rugged terrains and rock scrambling adventures would be suited by a sole like the La Sportiva TX5 GTX giving you excellent grip on rock with it’s high surface area contact with the ground.
Waterproofness and Breathability
Keeping your boots watertight will come down to the effectiveness of the upper fabrics in the boot’s design and the use of a waterproof lining. A Goretex boot provides high quality waterproof membrane in the lining of the boot, keeping your socks and feet comfortably dry and protected from the elements. Combining a waterproof membrane with our boot water resistance treatments will offer a reliable and breathable watertight boot for all your wet or cold adventures.