Boot Camp: The 6 Best Waterproof Hiking Shoes for Men Under $100

Best Hiking Boots Under $100: Waterproof
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* Be prepared for rain and snow with these kicks
* The best waterproof hiking boots on a budget
* From brands including Keen, Timberland, and Columbia

Hiking boots are a great addition to anyone’s closet. Even if you’re not hitting a trail or campground anytime soon, a durable pair of waterproof kicks will keep you cozy in rain, snow and that nasty spring slush. Plus, hiking boots have recently become a fashion statement as well, with designers like Gucci producing their own versions of the rugged essential.

But good hiking boots can be tricky to spot – especially if you’re not much of an outdoorsman. Good boots can get pricey, and some affordable options are not very well-made. So to help sort through all the hiking boots out there, we’ve rounded up some of the best for under $100.

1. Hi-Tec Skamania Waterproof

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better deal on waterproof hiking boots than these Hi-Tecs for $60. They’re bare-bones, but they’re durable, fully waterproof, and well-made to last for a while.

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2. Kamik Fargo

If you live in a seriously snowy area, go for these Kamik boots. They feature a ballistic nylon and waterproof leather upper that provides real protection from rain, snow, puddles, and temperatures as low as -40ºF.

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3. Columbia Newton Ridge Plus II

Columbia is a trusted brand for all things outdoors, and their boots are no exception. These come in at $80, but have features like Omni-Tech waterproofing that offers superior breathability.

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4. Hi-Tec Altitude

Another great pair of hiking boots from Hi-Tec are these Altitudes. They have a waterproof full grain leather bootie construction with minimal seams, as well as Hi-Tec’s i-Shield hydrophobic technology for extra protection against water.

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5. Timberland White Ledge Mid

These Timberland hiking boots come very highly rated with 325 reviews and nearly 5 stars. Users praise the boots’ incredible ability to keep their feet warm and dry – even on the coldest, rainiest days.

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6. Keen Austin Boot

Keen did something special with these Austin boots. They somehow turned an easy-to-wear everyday shoe into a weather-ready boot, and kept it stylish all along. The result is a low-key boot that will keep you protected when it rains while commuting or running errands – no matter the weather.

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