What are the best shoes or boots for rucking? That’s the question we posed to our readers in early 2017 with our first annual “Best of Rucking” survey.

Below are the top three shoes/boots recommended by our readers.

#1 – Solomons

The contest wasn’t even close. Solomons won by a long shot, getting 4 times more recommendations than their closest competition. Solomon XA Pro 3d were named most frequently with other Solomon X series shoes as well.

 

Best rucking shoe according to readers. Click to shop for Solomon XA Pro 3D.

 

#2 – Moab Ventilators

While not as popular as the Solomons, the Moab Ventilators came in second place in our voting. As the name indicates, they have a lot of ventilation which is not only good for keeping your feet cool, but it makes for great drainage whenever your feet get wet.

The Moab Ventilators are a great rucking shoe. Click to shop for a pair.

 

#3 – Rocky C4T or 5C5

While the vast majority of shoes recommended are shoes, Rockey did manage to crack the top 3 with just a few less votes than the Moabs above. If you’re considering boots over shoes, it would appear our readers would point you in the direction of either the Rocky C4T or the Rockey C5C.

Looking for rucking boots? Shop for a pair of Rocky.

Honorable Mention

A common theme in the survey results is that shoes are a great way to go. Two other popular shoes in the survey were Brooks adrenaline and any Nike running shoe.