How to Decide if You Need Waterproof Hiking Boots

Wondering if you should get a waterproof hiking shoe or boot or not? Here are some of the reasons why you should or shouldn't get a waterproof hiking boot or shoe.

To Waterproof or Not Waterproof?



Waterproof boots are great looking for a 3-season backpacking boot.

Waterproof boots are great if... you live somewhere where there is a decent amount of rainfall.



Waterproof boots are great if... you don’t want dirt getting through your boot to your feet.

Don't get waterproof boots if... your feet tend to get really hot.



Don't get waterproof boots if... you don’t mind sacrificing dirt on your feet for ventilation.

Don't get waterproof boots if... you are hiking through water, like the Narrows in Zion National Park. This will allow the boot to drain out the water.



Don't get waterproof boots if... you live somewhere hella dry.

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