Backpacking boots are boots that are meant to be worn for outdoor activity such as backpacking trips. Backpacking boots are often water resistant or waterproof boots, and these boots include performance features to allow hiking over rough terrain. Backpacking boots may also be called hiking boots.
Hiking is a recreational activity which consists of taking long walks in outdoor environments. The activity of hiking is often performed on hiking trails that generally requires the use of special footwear, such as hiking boots, that can provide support, stability and traction on rough terrain. When hiking, the use of the appropriate hosiery can also help prevent blisters, distribute pressure and absorb shock making the experience of hiking more enjoyable.