This spring, I went up to the Rainbow Gardens parking lot, and instead of taking Birdsong Trail like usual, my boyfriend and I hiked up to the Bonneville Shoreline trail!
It was breathtaking getting to see behind the water pipe that goes over 12th street as it heads up to Ogden Canyon, and we got to meet some fun dogs and watch as people made their way further up the mountains above us.
If you're looking to hike or camp in the Uintas or Northern Utah this spring & summer, make sure & check out our HUGE selection of energy bars & meals, hiking packs, hydration packs, and more backpacking & camping gear.
For me, I've never once regretted the money I spent on my pair of Merrell hiking shoes. My women's Moab mid hiking boots have helped me see Utah better than I ever imagined. I splurged for the Goretex water protection and it's served me well. I've hiked through pouring rain, as well as photographed some amazing river scenes that would have otherwise left me with wet feet!
Speaking of water - we have many styles of water hikers in-stock for guys & gals.
Steve Smith, our Shoes department manager, has brought in brand-new hiking boots from Merrell for men & women, as well as Under Armour, Teva, and our local favorite Browning.
If you haven't seen the valley from the Bonneville Shoreline yet, make this the year you make it up there! Whether your favorite views are from the North Ogden Divide, the 12th Street & Ogden Canyon area, or somewhere else like the Uintas (my goal!) along the Wasatch Front.... Let us outfit you with the shoes that will get you there.
Now, all of these boots are going to have great gripping soles and some degree of water resistance. Come in to Smith & Edwards off I-15 at exit 351 and try them on for yourself.
These are 6 men's boots and 1 ladies' pair in this feature, but there are MANY more styles from even more brands including Hi-Tec, Columbia, and more waiting for you here at Smith & Edwards!
New Hiking Boots for 2017 Utah Hikes
Merrell Women's Zeolite Una
- Combination suede & mesh uppers
- Sticky rubber lugged outsole for all-terrane traction
- Signature Merrell Air Gushion in the heel for shock absorption
Pictured color: Boulder/Celestial
Teva Men's Riva eVent
- Vibram outsole for traction
- eVent waterproof membrane for keeping your feet dry while letting sweat escape - no clammy feet!
- Perfect for day hikes or multi-day mountain adventures
- Great fit with excellent breathability
Merrell Men's Yokota
- Athletic look, performs for your outdoor needs
- Great for long days on the trail
- Forefoot support from TrailProtect pad and M-Select GRIP outsole
- Light and nimble
Browning Men's Glenwood Trail
- Breathable mesh upper
- Heel & toe overlay for protection against rocks and trail debris
- Welded overlay panels for added durability
- Lugged sole pattern for reliable grip in many conditions
- Comes with 2 pairs of laces, orange & brown!
Pictured color: A-TACS AU Camo / Mulch
UnderArmour Defiance Mid
- UA Storm keeps out moisture but lets your feet breathe
- Lightweight EVA midsole for cushioning & support
- High-traction rubber lug outsole for traction on all kinds of terrain
Pictured color: Saddle / Cannon / Texas Orange
Merrell Men's Onvoyer Mid Boot
- Special makeup - this color is a limited edition you'll find only at Smith & Edwards and select other retailers!
- Durable hiking boots feature abrasion-resistant heel & toe overlays
- Waterproof suede & mesh uppers
- Sticky rubber outsole for reliable traction
Color: Taupe gray
Merrell Men's Everbound Mid Boot
- GORE-TEX waterproof membrane protects you from rivers & rain
- Full grain and sued leather upper
- Exceptional breathability
- Stable without being stiff
- Merrell air cushion in the heel absorbs shock & adds stability
- M Select FRESH organic odor control
- Vibram TC5+ outsole
Pictured color: Dark leather brown
Come in to Smith & Edwards to Get your Gear!
You'll find everything you need here to have a great hike, whether it's an after-work hike before sunset or a multiple-day trip in the mountains!
Come in and explore, and also click here to see our most popular boots & shoes, online.