“Take a hike, buddy.”

As a request: impolite. As advice: irreplaceable.

Spending time outdoors just makes life better. Studies show that immersion in nature leads to reduced stress. Combining it with exercise—another natural stress-reliever—can lead to even more.

There is perhaps no better way to combine time outside with exercise than with a good hike; there’s certainly no better way to optimize that hike than with thoughtfully engineered sneakers

Center yourself. As outdoor brands like Hoka and Salomon take fashion by storm, there’s no better time to get read up on outdoors shoes.

While most associate “outdoors footwear” with old-school leather boots, thanks to tech advancements in the worlds of gorpcore and techwear, sneaker-like light hikers have become a popular choice among the outdoors set. Lucky for us, it’s these sneaker-like light hikers leading the fashion-function charge.

This is the Grailed list of the best hiking shoes. Enjoy the trail.

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