Light Hiking BootsLight hiking boots are built to suit the needs of the ambitious day hiker. The sturdy footwear in this category is typically lighter in weight, more flexible and able to carry you along rather swiftly. Perfect for less challenging terrain, boots offered by Lowa, KEEN, Merrell and more will aid your feet with cushioning and stability. The lighter-duty boots can generally support a lightweight pack and contain waterproofing features like Gore-Tex. The best part? These boots easily transition from hiking into your everyday life. So if your game plan is to stick to trails for shorter hikes, light hiking boots are the go-to gear for a successful mini-adventure.