My husband and I thought that it would be better to buy our hiking boots when we visit U.S. because a pair here in Japan can be ridiculously expensive not to mention that some brands don’t even have visually appealing designs.
I found these inexpensive hiking boots during my 2-week visit in Maine — the Nevados Boomerang II Mid Hiking Boots. Hiking boots usually range from $100 to $200 USD but would you believe that I got these for only $35? Crazy, right?
Hiking Boots Description
Description taken from Super Shoes website: Women’s Nevados Brown Boomerang II Mid Hiker Boots have an upper that is made of superior-quality brown suede leather and nylon mesh of a contrasting color. The outsole is made of durable rubber and has treads on them to offer you good stability, grip, and traction. The tongue and collar of the shoe are padded to give you additional comfort. The lace-up closure of the hiker boots gives your feet a secure fit. These boots also have a breathable lining and cushioned footbed, which offers extreme comfort and freedom from moisture.
My size is 6.5 US but when I first tried them on the cushion was stiff, maybe because I was wearing very thin socks. I thought that thick hiking socks would help with the cushioning, so I bought a pair and it helped a lot. I ended up buying a size 7 pair to allow room for thick hiking socks. This worked out in my favor as it provided some extra room when I needed to layer; during one of our hikes, I wore two pairs of heavy socks to avoid leeches and found that it was even more comfortable.
There are two drawbacks I’ve noticed — they aren’t waterproof and the shoelaces tend to untie or loosen easily if they’re not double-knotted tightly. On the upside, the boots look nicer in person than it does online, and I’m also satisfied with the good ankle support it provides. Overall, these are the only pair I’ve owned that I’ve been happy with.
If you’re interested in buying these hiking boots, it’s about $39.99 on Amazon.
Please note that I am NOT sponsored by the brand or shoe stores mentioned. I paid for my own pair.