Best Hiking Trail Shoes for Women Over 40, 50 in 2024 - These 5 Pairs Stand Out

Best Hiking Trail Shoes for Women Over 40, 50 in 2024 - These 5 Pairs Stand Out

Hey everyone, I'm back again! Today, I'm here to make your outdoor adventures easier and more enjoyable than ever! We're going to explore the most amazing hiking and trail shoes of 2024, creating an unparalleled outdoor adventure experience for you!

Have you been searching for a pair of outdoor adventure shoes that not only protect your feet but also allow you to wander freely in the embrace of nature? Yeah, choosing a pair of outdoor activity shoes that meet all your needs is no easy task!

But don't worry, today I'm here to solve that problem for you! I've scoured every corner of Amazon and found the 5 best outdoor adventure shoes worth investing in for women over 40 or 50! So don't hesitate, let's dive right into today's topic!


TOP 1: Columbia Women's Crestwood


✅Reasons for Purchase:

  • Sturdy, hard-wearing
  • Extremely comfortable
  • Breathable
  • Lightweight
  • Excellent traction


  • Waterproof design is relatively weak


The Columbia Crestwood is a lightweight and flexible hiking shoe, combining suede and mesh in its upper design for a comfortable fit and a sporty, athletic feel underfoot. It features a wide width option, making it suitable for both narrow and wide feet. The design offers just the right amount of padding for the ankle and tongue without adding bulk or weight. Its rubber outsole performs exceptionally well on most terrains, proving to be highly durable. I've personally worn it on numerous rugged trails, and it still looks and feels like new, showing no signs of significant wear!

While it's not waterproof, you can benefit more from its breathability than waterproofing by choosing this shoe.

Overall, if you're willing to invest in a sturdier pair of shoes, the Columbia Women's Crestwood is the top choice for tackling slippery rocks and polished boulders on the trails.

TOP 2: Merrell Women's Moab 3 Hiking Shoe


✅Reasons for Purchase:

  • Wide toe box
  • Excellent waterproof protection
  • Padded ankle support


  • A bit spendy
  • Not suitable for long cross-country trips


When it comes to the Merrell Women's Moab 3 Hiking Shoe, it excels in simplicity, stability, and comfort, earning high scores across multiple tests. Designed to accommodate various foot shapes, it particularly suits those with wider feet, providing excellent ankle and tongue padding for enhanced overall comfort. Equipped with air cushion heels to compensate for lower ankle support, along with EVA midsoles and contoured insoles for additional arch support.

Our testers were surprised by its waterproof technology, which kept our feet dry and comfortable even during soak testing.

However, we have to say that Merrell hiking shoes are expensive, which might be out of our budget.

TOP 3: Lorax Pro Barefoot Shoes


✅Reasons for Purchase:

  • Lightweight and breathable
  • Responsive
  • Quick-drying and tear-resistant
  • Affordable


  • Lacks the ankle support needed for long backpacking trips.


If you're a budget-conscious hiker, consider giving the Lorax Pro barefoot shoes a try - it's one of the lightest hiking shoes we've tested.

The Lorax Pro boasts a minimalist design, stripping away unnecessary decorations and focusing solely on functionality. Its lightweight and comfort left a lasting impression on me; the lightweight upper and flexible sole make for agile strides on rugged trails, infusing each step with power and vitality! Additionally, it's crafted from high-quality materials, ensuring durability with abrasion resistance and tear resistance.

The quick-drying technology wowed our testers; but by comparison, it might not be suitable for polished rock trails.

Overall, we love its lightweight design as it instills confidence on the trails. With sturdy foot feel and responsive feedback, it's the go-to choice for lightweight backpackers seeking agility.

TOP 4: MAINCH Women's Hiking Water Shoes Quick Dry Outdoor Sport Sneakers

✅Reasons for Purchase:

  • All-day comfort
  • Excellent shock absorption
  • Comfortable, quick-drying
  • Breathable mesh upper


  • Not suitable for hikers with wide feet


The MAINCH Women's Hiking Shoes blend the flexibility of trail running shoes with the stability of hiking boots in a low-profile design, making them an unstoppable choice for trail running. The durable mesh upper combines with a compression-molded midsole to provide excellent support while maintaining flexibility, making them suitable for both day hikes and long backpacking trips.

Mesh upper keeps feet ventilated and comfortable. Despite their petite appearance, they are quite powerful! While our testers experienced instant comfort right out of the box, we recommend sizing up these boots as they run small and won't fit hikers with wide feet.

This upgraded improvement is an affordable option for novice hikers and those who are not primarily concerned with top-end performance.

TOP 5 NORTIV 8 Women's Hiking Shoes

✅Reasons for Purchase:

  • Excellent support
  • Good cushioning
  • Versatile
  • Well cushioned


  • Long break-in period


If you're someone who struggles with wobbly steps and lack of arch support, fret not, the NORTIV 8 Women's Hiking Shoes are your savior! Its arch support system is like a pair of caring little angels, with removable and flexible insoles providing arch support, while the EVA midsole reduces foot fatigue and absorbs impact.

Putting on these shoes feels like wrapping your arches in a pair of comfortable clouds, each step feeling light and effortless.
While testing this shoe, we were impressed with its solid support and comfortable cushioning. Good performance, excellent climbing traction, ideal for middle-aged and elderly people with excessive connective tissue activity, knees worn out by sports, who need a shoe that will not burden you and good arch support.


Okay, these five selected outdoor adventure shoes hope to add a sense of safety and comfort to your outdoor explorations. If you're interested in any of them, please check the links in the video description to learn more details and purchase your desired pair!

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