Best 5 Elk Hunting Boots

Elk hunting often requires quickly navigating long distances in rough and rocky terrain. Also, the weather at higher altitudes is always subject to change. All of that means elk hunters need sturdy, comfortable, and the best elk hunting boots that can perform in a variety of weather conditions.

Features to Look for While Buying the Best Elk Hunting Boots

Going for a hunt without a good pair of elk hunting boots can make your next hunt miserable. Why take the risk? Below are some of the key features that you can check out before buying the best mountain hunting boots:

  • Waterproof

    Whether it is rain or shine, a pair of waterproof mountain hunting boots can be a helpful accessory while you are going on a hunt. It can keep your feet warm and dry while trudging through wet conditions.

  • Material

    The durability and sturdiness of your elk hunting boots will depend on the material. To get the best experience on smooth and rough terrains, you can opt for mountain hunting boots made of synthetic materials or leather.

  • Insulation

    If you are planning a hunting trip in an area that has cold, unpredictable weather, a pair of insulated mountain hunting boots can be ideal, as they can keep your feet from getting cold.

Apart from the above, it can be ideal to check the height and weight of the elk hunting boots, shaft length, and whether the sole is soft-stiff, mid-stiff, or stiff. Here is a selection of some of the best mountain boots for hunting.


Crispi Guide GTX 10" GORE-TEX Insulated Hunting Boots Leather Brown Men's

When you think about mountain hunting, think of the Crispi Guide GTX 10" GORE-TEX Leather Brown Insulated Hunting Boots on your feet. With all the same features and technologies as its little brother, the Nevada, this boot takes it up a notch with an extra 2” of ankle support. No more needing to worry about busted up ankles during long, heavy packouts. The Guide GTX has got you and your ankles covered.


  • Gore-Tex Insulated Comfort Footwear Lining
  • Vibram Sole with Polyurethane Shock Absorbing CCF Midsole
  • 3 Flex Rating
  • ABSS Ankle Support System
  • 200 Grams Gore Insulation
  • Board Lasting Mechanical Construction
  • Water-Repellent Nubuk Upper
  • Removable Footbed of CRISPI Air Mesh Outstanding
  • Antiperspiration / anti-odor action in footbed
  • Rubber Rand Protection
  • Height: 10"
  • Weight 4.2 lbs.


What Customers Are Saying

Pleasantly Surprised

I am an Oregon hunter who likes to cover a lot of miles-and I am very picky about my boots! Over the course of 30 years of big game hunting, I have tried many different boots in my quest to find the perfect pair. I am a 9 or 9 1/2W in most boots. I have a pair of Crispi Summit's in 9 1/2 W for warm weather hunts that I love so I decided on the "Guide" for my 2019 archery elk and rifle deer seasons. I ordered the 10W so I could have a little more room for mid weight socks but Midway USA accidentally sent me a 10D. After tying them on, they actually felt great! I took the insoles out and they were exactly the same as my "Summits" in 9 1/2W but the boot was just a tiny bit roomier where I needed them to be. So, I went ahead and applied some Obenauf's LP boot conditioner and threw them in the truck. The first day wearing them was on a rainy day hunt in 45-50 degree temps. We covered six miles through wet vegetation and up/down several steep and rocky slopes. The boots felt like little clouds hugging my feet w...
- C. Thompson, 10/13/2019

About Crispi

Crispi Boots are built in Italy and have been using the finest materials and construction available for over 40 years. Designed for hunting, backpacking, trekking, mountaineering, hiking, and other outdoor activities, Crispi manufactures premium footwear that has been tested throughout the world including the Alps, Rocky Mountains, and Himalayan Mountain Ranges. Durability, comfort, and performance is what sets Crispi apart.

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Kenetrek Mountain Extremes 10" Insulated Hunting Boots Leather and Nylon Men's

A serious boot for rugged terrain, the 10" Kenetrek Mountain Extreme is made with a one piece vamp of 2.8 mm top grain leather on top of stiff nylon midsoles with high traction K-Talon outsoles. A waterproof, breathable Windtex membrane keeps you warm and dry. Sure to become your favorite boot due to its awesome support, what will really surprise you is just how lightweight and comfortable they are. Made in Italy.


  • 2.8 mm Top grain leather
  • K-Talon outsoles
  • Waterproof, Breathable Windtex membrane
  • Thinsulate Insulation

What Customers Are Saying

Best boots for extreme terrains!!!!!

I am very tough on boots especially those for mountain hiking. These are great boots very well made, water proof, durable I use them in the Blue Ridge mountains in VA. Excellent grip very comfortable. I have the hardscrabble, 400 and the 1000 mountain extremes. Stiff when you first get them, but become more and more comfortable after broken in (appoximately 25 to 35 miles). Then they become like gloves. They handle all terrains very well. I've had mine three years now just added the 1000's. Most good boots last me a year these have outweighed my expectations. I'm sold completely on these. These boots are boots you can count on from start to finish they also have excellent customer service.
- Snyper 2, 1/5/2015

About Kenetrek

Sheep hunting tests you down to the core. It's brutal, exhausting & downright dangerous. We first started designing boots after an eight-day hunt in the Mackenzie Mountains of the Northwest Territories in 2002. The merciless country tested us in unimaginable ways, & I was winning the fight, until my feet made me want to lay down & die. What were once blisters became almost freakish gashes that took me down for the count. That's when I knew we had to design a better boot that could keep up with a high-country mountain sheep hunter. Since then, we've been designing, building & beating up boots in every brutal terrain conceivable, to make sure hunters, backpackers & hikers can go anywhere on the planet without ever experiencing boot failure. Today, thousands of outdoor enthusiasts wear Kenetrek boots to live their passions with unbelievable support, total comfort & confidence.

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Zamberlan 4014 Lynx Mid GTX RR BOA Hunting Boots Nubuck Leather Men's

The Zamberlan 4014 Lynx Mid GTX RR BOA Hunting Boots feature two principle upgrades over the previous models for easier and more durable wear during early season archery hunts. First is the protective rubber toe rand. Second, is the BOA lacing system for easy on-off and improved fit. The 4014 Lynx Mid BOA is excellent for early-season back country bowhunting where a mid-high, protective, and non-insulated boot is required.


  • The ZFS (Zamberlan Flex System) allows the upper to break forward comfortably without compromising lateral support and protection
  • Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membranes provide waterproof protection and breathability and are guaranteed by Gore-Tex for the life of the boot
  • Uppers feature Zamberlan’s latest leather creation with a unique camouflage blend to enhance your entire hunting kit, from head to boot
  • Dual-density midsoles are made of PU with TPU stabilizers and Vibram's premiere backcountry rubber compound
  • Camouflaged Zamberlan Vibram 3D outsoles are extremely rugged, provide excellent grip on a variety of terrain, and feature an uplifting forward rocker
  • BOA lacing system, designed for quick on and off as well as easier adjusting of boot fit and tension. The BOA system eliminates lace breakage, laces coming undone, and laces catching on debris. The BOA system is guaranteed for the life of the boot
  • Rubber toebox rand for better wear of the uppers without adding significant weight to the boot


What Customers Are Saying

Yes and no

alot of care is needed!!!water restence even with the zam hydro blocker. The hydro stuff sucks!!!!!!!!!!!! But really nice boot
- Mikey B, 2/4/2021

About Zamberlan

Quality is the reason why the boots of our traditional lines, our “genuine Italian products”, are still produced in Italy, in our factory, where we work every day. We cannot compromise on this based on our ethics towards our workers, as well, our demand for the most consistent quality in our products.

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Lowa Renegade II GTX 8" Hunting Boots Leather Men's

The Lowa Renegade II GTX 8" Hunting Boots are a new 8” high version of the Renegade GTX Mid, a perennial favorite among early season hunters who want comfort and walkability for long days in the woods & fields. Now with a taller shaft for more ankle support and protection from underbrush. The new LOWA Patrol outsole features 5mm deep lugs for excellent traction on dirt and mud. PU MONOWRAP frame for superb lateral stability and long-lasting underfoot support. Durably waterproof/breathable.


  • Upper: Nubuck Leather
  • Lining: GORE-TEX
  • Insole: ATC
  • Midsole: DuraPU
  • Outsole: LOWA Patrol S
  • tabilizer: Hard
  • Weight: 635 g/Single Shoe



What Customers Are Saying

15yrs.- Now on my 4th pr of this boot in hiking boot-BEST!

I have this boot in a Hiking Boot. Love LOWA, the best walking/hiking boot I've owned over my 50 years of many hiking boots. Over the past 15 years I have reordered same size and am now on my 4th pair. I wear them day to day around home/town, hunting, etc. I may try this higher top hunting model however very satisfied with my lower top hiking version for hunting.
- Bob, 12/4/2021

About Lowa

Since 1923, LOWA has earned a reputation for crafting premium outdoor boots and shoes that blend outstanding quality and fit through innovative design and proprietary technology.

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Hanwag Tatra Top GTX Hunting Boots Leather Men's

The Hanwag Tatra Top GTX Hunting Boots are a robust trekking boot with an extrahigh upper. These boots are recommended for marshes and boggy terrain – also available with a wider forefoot


  • Particularly stable upper
  • Soft, padded leather cuff with vent holes
  • Ball bearing lacing system
  • Flex zones at heel


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