Travel Tips for Seniors

Road Scholar Recommendations

Hiking Boots

Looking for the perfect hiking boots? We asked our participants to share the best hiking boots for adventure travel.


“For boots, I wear Merrell Moab low hiking shoes. They fit my feet perfectly and my feet are a bit narrow.  I have the Moab Ventilators for summer and the Moab Waterproofs for winter.”

—Joanne P.


“I got Merrell Gore-Tex boots years ago and am still wearing them and couldn't be happier. They are waterproof too, of course.” 



“I have two pairs of Merrell hiking boots, one low and the other high ankle support. I tend to favor the low ones for weight and comfort.”

— Catherine




“I wear my Ahnu Montara Waterproof Hiking Boots on pavement and in the dirt, in the forest and tidepools at the beach. They have excellent arch supports – a deal breaker for me. I will be buying my 4th pair in another two years.”

— Trish




“I love my Vasque hiking boots. One of the few that have a wide toe box for women, so no numb toes!” 

— Carmen




“I would travel anywhere with my Keen hiking boots. They are bulky with ankle coverage but they are also like wearing bedroom slippers. I own a lighter weight pair of Keens for the not so serious terrain as well.” 

— Claire Ann




“I walked the El Camino de Santiago in a pair of Lowa low cut boots and had no problems at all!” 

— Don M.