I do a lot of desert hiking and have no need for a waterproof boot. I find that waterproof boots in the desert are way too hot. My Vasque Breeze non-waterproof boots are finally wearing out after two years. I'd like to buy the same boots, but it appears that Vasque does not make a non-waterproof version anymore. I'm finding it very difficult to do a search for non-waterproof, midlevel hiking boots, as there are no hits when I enter this criteria in a search. Can anyone suggest a quality non-waterproof boot? I have bought Salomon and Vasque in the past.
@chacmool Thanks for reaching out!
We have several good options for you in the non-waterproof category of boots. You didn't mention if you wanted men's or women's, so we'll include both in our suggestions.
Hopefully this helps!
I have had similar issues with waterproof boots and trail shoes and finally settled on the Merrell Moab 2 Mid Ventilator Hiking. I still wear more sturdy, waterproof boots in winter, but the Moab 2 Vent Spring through Fall.
This is my go to boot also, but mine bit the dust this morning and the pair I ordered last night will take a few days, so im here looking for other options I may find locally till my Merrells get in 🤣🤣
Here's another vote for the Moab 2 Vent. However, I use the shoe and not the boot. They've been really good standing up to a variety of conditions and terrain.