Most Recommended Women's Hiking Shoes Under $150


Curated Camping & Hiking experts help thousands of customers every season find the right gear within their budget. Check out their most recommended hiking shoes under $150 for women, and then be sure to chat with an expert here on Curated for free advice and recommendations on the best shoe for your needs.

Cecilia R, Camping Expert
Mike Smeaton (Griz), Camping Expert
Kat Smith, Camping Expert
By Footwear ExpertsCecilia, Mike, Kat and others
The Columbia Women's Newton Ridge Plus Waterproof Amped Hiking Boot is a top pick for those who love to take on rugged terrains. Its durable, waterproof, full-grain leather design offers excellent protection against the elements, making it ideal for longer trips or carrying heavier loads. Despite a longer break-in time, its burly tread and added ankle support make it a reliable choice for hiking and backpacking. However, its full-grain leather design may compromise breathability.
Ideal for
  • Longer hiking trips
  • Hiking on rugged terrains
  • Carrying heavier loads
  • Backpacking
Not ideal for
  • Scenarios requiring high breathability
Kami B, Camping Expert
Cecilia R, Camping Expert
by Curated experts Kami B, Cecilia R
The Salewa Women's Mountain Trainer Lite Shoes are the perfect choice for those transitioning from boots to shoes or those who prefer a sturdy, supportive trail shoe. These shoes are not only lightweight but also capable of handling off-trail travel and rugged, rocky, wet terrain. They feature a POMOCA rubber outsole, trusted by expert alpinists and ski mountaineers, and a Gore-Tex waterproof membrane for unrivaled waterproof comfort and excellent breathability.
Ideal for
  • Those transitioning from boots to shoes
  • Those who prefer a supportive, sturdy trail shoe
  • Off-trail travel
  • Rugged, rocky, wet terrain
  • Those who value lightweight yet supportive footwear
Davis P, Camping Expert
by Curated expert Davis P
The Tecnica Women's Plasma S hiking shoes are perfect for those who value comfort and convenience. With no break-in period required, these lightweight shoes offer excellent traction for all your hiking adventures. The unique feature of these shoes is the CAS (custom adaptive shape) uppers and footbed, which can be heat-molded for a perfect fit. However, this heat molding process must be done in a shoe store, making it less ideal for those who prefer online shopping.
Ideal for
  • Hikers who value comfort
  • Individuals who prefer a lightweight shoe
  • Those who need excellent traction
  • People who want a custom fit
Not ideal for
  • Online shoppers who can't access in-store services
Amy B, Camping Expert
Mike Smeaton (Griz), Camping Expert
by Curated experts Amy B, Mike Smeaton (Griz)

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Result Summary
  1. Columbia Women's Newton Ridge Plus Waterproof Amped Hiking Boot
  2. Salewa Women's Mountain Trainer Lite Shoes
  3. Tecnica Women's Plasma S
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