Best Hunting Boots of 2023

LaCrosse Alphaburly Boots on a treestand

Whether you’re scouting the backcountry, sitting in the treestand, or walking the field, hunters understand the importance of wearing quality hunting boots designed to match their situation. Our hunting footwear experts highlight the best hunting boots of 2023 so you can stay comfortable throughout the season.

Best Elk Hunting Boots

Kenetrek Mountain Extreme Boots

Kenetrek Mountain Extreme Boots

The Kenetrek Mountain Extreme Boots offer the extra stiffness elk hunters need for support when hunting uneven landscapes. The Windtex waterproof flexible membrane will keep your feet dry in harsh wet conditions. With a reinforced rubber sole guard, you will be ready with reinforced foot protection from whatever surface they need to trek across. A seven-millimeter midsole offers extra grip and support for walking on any terrain for longer durations during the hunt. Adding to this supportive boot, the thick leather uppers provide abrasion resistance from any scrapes or scratches from tougher land. The Kenetrek Mountain Extreme Boots are built for the patience, perseverance, and toughness elk hunting brings. 

Best Lightweight Hunting Boots

Men's Crispi Lapponia II GTX Hunting Boots

Crispi Lapponia II GTX Hunting Boots

If you’re a hunter who is always on the move, the Crispi Lapponia II GTX Hunting Boots are the perfect balance between being lightweight while still providing plenty of stability. Premium features like the water-repellent Nubuk leather upper, a Gore-Tex® liner, and Vibram® outsole ensure that your feet stay protected, dry, and stable no matter the weather conditions or terrain. You can trust the Lapponia II to feel light and fast whether you’re hiking, hunting, or anything in between.

Men's Crispi Altitude GTX Hunting Boots

Crispi Altitude GTX Hunting Boots

For those who are taking on the backcountry when hunting, the Crispi Altitude GTX Hunting Boots are made for you. Featuring a breathable and technical fit combined with long-lasting comfort, these hunting boots stay comfortable for miles on tough terrain carrying heavy loads. If you’re looking for lightweight hunting boots to wear during early-season hunts or when hunting in warm climates, the Crispi Altitude is a perfect choice!

Best Cold Weather Hunting Boots

Men's LaCrosse Alpha Evolution Hunting Boots

LaCrosse Alpha Evolution Hunting Boots

The Men's LaCrosse Alpha Evolution Hunting Boots are designed for those cold pursuits. Exclusive to SCHEELS, these Alpha Evolution Boots will keep you warm with 1600 grams of insulation and dry with 100% waterproof material. Plus, the Vibram ICETREK Outsole adds traction to those wet, slippery surfaces while the scent-free rubber upper adds an odor concealment needed to stay invisible to prey.

Best Waterproof Hunting Boots

Men's LaCrosse Alphaburly Pro Boot (Uninsulated)

LaCrosse Alphaburly Pro Boot

Coming with an uninsulated option, the LaCrosse Alphaburly Pro Boot is a top pick for best waterproof hunting boots. These LaCrosse Alphaburly boots will keep your feet completely dry with a waterproof construction. Made with a scent-free rubber to stay incognito and an added adjustable neoprene gusset to adjust for various calf sizes, the LaCrosse Alphaburly Pro Boot keeps you both hidden and comfortable. Whether hunting waterfowl or coming across rain on a deer hunt, the LaCrosse Alphaburly Pro Boot is a great waterproof choice.

Best Upland Hunting Boots

Men's Danner Pronghorn 8" Boots

Danner Pronghorn 8" Boots

Upland hunting can take a lot of walking and driving for those birds in the thick brush. With the Danner Pronghorn 8” Boots, you can expect durable construction and protection thanks to the full-grain leather and nylon upper, while the GORE-TEX® waterproof lining keeps feet dry during an early morning dewy hunt or unpredictable weather conditions. Plus, they feature a platform to provide plenty of arch support and ankle stability for those long walks during upland hunts. All these features make the Danner Pronghorn 8” Boots our top pick for the best upland hunting boots.

Best All-Around Hunting Boots

Men's Crispi West River 2.0 Boots

Crispi West River 2 Boots

If you’re a beginner looking for the best all-around hunting boots, start with the Men’s Crispi West River 2.0 Boots. These hunting boots are a favorite year after year because of their durable construction, waterproof protection, and reliable grip and traction on varying terrain. Blending these three important features is what makes these the best all-around hunting boots for any type of pursuit—big game, upland, or turkey. Plus, the 400-gram insulation level makes for a versatile hunting boot during sedentary or on-the-move hunts.

Best Women’s Hunting Boots

Women's Crispi West River Hunting Boots

crispi west river hunting boots

The new, SCHEELS-exclusive Women's Crispi West River Hunting Boots are the all-around hunting boots you need. With a rugged Vibram outsole, you can hunt a variety of challenging terrains. Plus, the Nubuck leather upper and Gore-Tex membrane keep you totally dry while 400 grams of CORE Duratherm insulation traps in just the right amount of heat.

Stay focused on your hunt rather than your feet with the best hunting boots of 2023. For beginner hunters, it’s important to remember that when choosing hunting boots, you’ll want to spend plenty of time before the season starts to break them in. If you have additional questions or need more information before buying a new pair of hunting boots, contact your local SCHEELS to speak with an Expert today!

Please Note: Due to changing inventory levels, some of these hunting boots may be temporarily out of stock.