Most Recommended Women's Hiking Shoes Under $150

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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 choice for those who love to hike or backpack. Its full-grain leather design offers excellent water and abrasion resistance, making it perfect for rugged terrains. Although it may require a longer break-in time, its burly tread and enhanced ankle support make it worth the wait. Weighing in at just 1.7 lbs, it's lightweight yet durable enough for longer trips or heavier loads.
Ideal for
  • Hiking on rugged terrains
  • Longer trips or carrying heavier loads
  • Those who prefer boots with good ankle support
  • Those who prioritize water and abrasion resistance
Not ideal for
  • Those who prefer highly breathable boots
  • Those who want boots with a short break-in time
Kami B, Camping Expert
Cecilia R, Camping Expert
by Curated experts Kami B, Cecilia R
The Salewa Women's Mountain Trainer Lite Shoes are ideal for those transitioning from boots to shoes or those who prefer a supportive, sturdy trail shoe. They are particularly suited for off-trail travel and challenging terrains, such as rocky or wet areas. Despite their robust support, they are surprisingly lightweight. The shoes 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
  • Transitioning from boots to shoes
  • Those who prefer a supportive, sturdy trail shoe
  • Off-trail travel
  • Challenging terrains like rocky or wet areas
  • Those who value lightweight yet supportive footwear
Davis P, Camping Expert
Alex Dolan, Camping Expert
by Curated experts Davis P, Alex Dolan
The Tecnica Women's Plasma S hiking shoes are a dream for hikers who value comfort and convenience. They require no break-in period, are lightweight, and provide excellent traction. The standout feature is the CAS (custom adaptive shape) uppers and footbed that are heat-moldable for a perfect fit. However, the heat molding process must be done in a shoe store, which might be inconvenient for some.
Ideal for
  • Hikers who value comfort
  • Those who prefer lightweight shoes
  • Hikers who need excellent traction
  • Those who prefer a customized fit
Not ideal for
  • Those who cannot access a shoe store for the heat molding process
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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