- Love my Solomon hiking boots! The only problem is about 4 of my friends have the same pair, but we all love them. Literally climbed mountains in these puppies and got no blisters, and stayed dry.
- For warmer weather hikes I enjoyed my Salomons for 11 years. They're completely worn out now so I'll need to get new ones for spring/summer. They've been on hikes across Australia, the middle east, and the US. I've got narrow feet and high arches but I'm sure they've got some wide hiking shoes too.
- I am on my 5th pair of Peregrine’s and they continue to be my favorites. They drain easily and have a rockplate that will keep your feet protected from sharp rocks. The lugs also help grip on all those uphills and downhills. I usually buy last year's model around Christmas time every year on sale...
- If you're aware of the benefits of barefoot/minimalist shoes and are willing to take the time to strengthen your feet the Vibram Five Fingers are excellent, and they have ones with thicker soles for more protection. I always do long hikes in Five Fingers.