Most Recommended Women's Hiking Shoes Under $200

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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 $200 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.

Lucas Henzler, Camping Expert
Cecilia R, Camping Expert
Mike Smeaton (Griz), Camping Expert
By Footwear ExpertsLucas, Cecilia, Mike and others
The Columbia Women's Newton Ridge Plus Waterproof Amped Hiking Boot is a top pick for those who venture into rugged terrains. Its full-grain leather offers superior water and abrasion resistance, making it perfect for longer trips or heavier loads. Despite a longer break-in time, its burly tread and ankle support make it a reliable companion for hiking and backpacking. However, its breathability might not be ideal for those who prefer lighter materials.
Ideal for
  • Hiking on rugged terrains
  • Longer trips
  • Carrying heavier loads
  • Users who need extra ankle support
  • Users who prefer waterproof shoes
Not ideal for
  • Users who prefer highly breathable shoes
  • Users who want quick 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 perfect for those transitioning from boots to shoes or those who prefer a sturdy trail shoe. They are especially lightweight, yet provide excellent support for off-trail travel and rugged, rocky, wet terrain. The POMOCA rubber outsole and Gore-Tex waterproof membrane ensure durability and breathability, making them a top choice for hiking enthusiasts.
Ideal for
  • Transitioning from boots to shoes
  • Hiking on rugged, rocky, wet terrain
  • Off-trail travel
  • Those who prefer lightweight yet supportive shoes
  • Users who value durability and breathability
Davis P, Camping Expert
by Curated expert Davis P
The Salewa Women's Mountain Trainer Lite GORE-TEX® Shoes are perfect for those who love hiking in unpredictable weather conditions. These shoes are flexible and supportive, with a rubber toe cap for increased durability. The heel stabilizer supports the heel on unstable terrain, and the high wear-resistant fabric includes Gore-Tex technology, offering the ultimate in waterproofing for those wet weather days or stream crossings.
Ideal for
  • Hiking in unpredictable weather conditions
  • Walking on unstable terrain
  • Crossing streams
  • Those who require a flexible and supportive shoe
  • Those who value durability in their hiking shoes
Kate Wilson, Camping Expert
by Curated expert Kate Wilson

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The Salewa Women's Alp Mate Mid Shoes are a top choice for those who love trekking, hiking, and backpacking. These mid-height shoes are designed for all-day comfort and support, featuring the Salewa 3F system for flexibility and heel protection. They are waterproof, breathable, and dry quickly, making them perfect for any trail conditions. The sturdy upper and rubber toe cap provide extra protection, while the heel stabilizer ensures stability. Whether you're exploring alpine trails or kicking steps in the snow, these shoes are a reliable companion.
Ideal for
  • Trekking and hiking
  • Backpacking
  • All-day wear
  • Alpine trails
  • Snowy conditions
Amy B, Camping Expert
Kat Smith, Camping Expert
Gregg Mason, Camping Expert
by Curated experts Amy B, Kat Smith, Gregg Mason
The Tecnica Women's Plasma S is a top pick for hikers who value comfort and fit. The shoe's standout feature is its CAS (custom adaptive shape) uppers and footbed, which are heat-moldable for a perfect fit. They're lightweight, offer great traction, and require no break-in period. However, the heat molding process must be done in-store, which may not be convenient for everyone.
Ideal for
  • Hikers who value comfort and a perfect fit
  • Those who prefer lightweight hiking shoes
  • Hikers who need shoes with great traction
  • Individuals who dislike the break-in period of new shoes
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. Salewa Women's Mountain Trainer Lite GORE-TEX® Shoes
  4. Salewa Women's Alp Mate Mid Shoes
  5. Tecnica Women's Plasma S
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