For multi-day trips with a heavy pack. Manufacturers emphasize durability and support in the creation of backpacking boots. See backpacking boots
Designed for users who want to cover a greater distance by going fast, usually with a light pack. See speed hiking shoes.
Boots that grant insulation to the user during hikes. See winter hiking boots.
Mainly sandals. Aside from hiking they can be used for other purposes such as water activities. See multi-sport hiking sandals.
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Casual hikers can choose day hiking footwear or multi-sport sandals. More info here.
Shoes with a cuff that goes below the ankle. See low-cut hiking shoes.
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Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
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Updates to Adidas Caprock
- The Adidas Caprock is a day hiking footgear that sports a mesh upper from which the shoe’s lightness comes primarily. It is covered with sturdy overlays for protection and added support. A sturdy toe rand is at the helm of the upper, guarding against frontal terrain assaults.
- Absorbing shock, cushioning against underfoot hazards, and stabilizing the wearer’s balance is the shoe’s EVA midsole. It has a minimalistic build from heel to toe which gives the Caprock an overall slender design. The footwear’s insole is engineered with the Adiprene technology for improved cushioning and shock absorption.
- When it comes to multi-directional surface grip, the Caprock is equipped with the Adidas-patented Traxion outsole. It is studded with polygonal protrusions (also known as lugs) for grip over soft and irregular types of terrain.
Adidas Caprock size and fit
Caprock is an Adidas day hiking shoe built specifically for men. It adequately runs true to size and comes in D – standard width. It is offered in a range of whole and half sizes. The engineers used a wider last in the creation of this shoe to better accommodate bulky feet. A secure and snug fit is a collaborative effort between the footwear’s padded interior, which includes the tongue, and classic lacing system. Note that the Caprock comes with two removable insoles: regular fit and roomy fit. The latter footbed is intended for users with wider feet.
The power that enables wearers to land a secure grip over different terrain types without the unwanted underfoot pressure lies in the shoe’s Traxion outsole. Across the majority of its surface, primarily on the forefoot zone, are grippy, low-profile lugs which give the footwear the ability to produce traction in practically every direction. The lugs down at the outsole’s heel take a horizontal shape and form a heel brake which aids hikers during tricky descents. The lugs along the edges slightly encroach the outsole’s sides. This design choice allows for more assisted lateral movements.
Besides grip, the Traxion outsole also provides forefoot protection by extending to the front end of the shoe’s upper. This protective tip bearing the Adidas logo works hand in hand with the upper’s rubber rand to shield wearers from injury-causing, bumpy hazards.
On the cushioning front, the Caprock has an unusually slim midsole. It is made of a lightweight EVA material which lends the shoe enough terrain protection, shock absorption, and ground stability without weighing the user down. Its cupped rear end provides a more secure and stabilizing heel zone.
Further granting comfort and shock absorption upon every landing is the shoe’s removable footbed. It is crafted with the Adidas Adiprene technology which equips the insole’s heel and forefoot zones with resilient, cushy pads.
With a mesh coverage for an upper, the Adidas Caprock aims to provide a lightweight hiking experience with an out-of-the-box quality of comfort. Abrasion-resistant overlays reinforce this mesh upper. They are made with a combination of suede leather and textile. The forefoot zone has a stitched-on overlay. It is also protected by a toe cap—a rubberized band which, in conjunction with the outsole’s Adidas-logoed extension, further beefs up and reinforces the front end of the shoe.
The Caprock’s closure system consists of synthetic shoelaces and lace loops. The top pair of eyelets is plated with a metallic material. The pull tab on the back of the heel is made of the same synthetic fiber as the laces.
- This shoe has a waterproof version called Caprock GTX. GTX stands for Gore-Tex which is the liner responsible for its waterproofing.