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, especially for those looking to complete a GORUCK Light, Tough, or Heavy. But, they’re also really good if you’re just looking to get into rucking.
#1 – Salomons
The contest wasn’t even close. Salomons won by a long shot, getting 4 times more recommendations than their closest competition. Salomon XA Pro 3d were named most frequently with other Salomon X series shoes as well.
#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.
#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.