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 GTX
- The Adidas Caprock GTX is a lightweight and rugged trail shoe with an upper made with a combination of suede leather overlays and synthetic mesh. The versatile footwear has a flexible and breathable design. The upper is also made waterproof by a lining by Gore-Tex.
- The midsole is integrated with the Adiprene technology by Adidas. It is specifically designed to absorb impact while on the move. Furthermore, the Adiprene-infused midsole not only provides constant cushioning but also offers shock protection to the heel.
- The outsole is made of Traxion rubber created by the three-striped logo company. This component has a cleat-like design to provide traction across various terrain.
Adidas Caprock GTX size and fit
Adidas offers the Caprock GTX in standard shoe lengths and D – medium width. These low-cut hikers are built with a roomy toe box and a wider last. They also included a regular and a thin insert, made to personalize the fit. This model is available only for men.
Adidas’ Traxion is the outsole unit of the Caprock GTX. This rubber sole uses strategically organized protrusions designed to offer traction in virtually every direction without placing additional stress on the foot. Typically lightweight and durable, this technology is built for speed and balance. Traxion borrows the design of cleats without the stud pressure.
The underfoot structure of the Caprock GTX is made with Adiprene. This innovation is responsible for providing heel cushioning upon impact, especially when hiking down. The rest of the underfoot areas are cushioned by a lightweight EVA material. Every package also includes two textile insoles of different thickness. One is labeled "Regular Fit." The other is labeled “Roomy Fit.”
The Adidas Caprock GTX uses a combo of suede leather and mesh to achieve a durable yet flexible upper. The tongue and collar are padded purposely to gain a softer and cushy wrap below the ankle. Additionally, a protective rubber toe cap is installed anteriorly to guard the toes against bumps and shield the forefoot area from scrapes and sharps hazards.
This shoe is also equipped with a Gore-Tex membrane. It is a microporous-structured material engineered to prevent water from penetrating the upper. As wet fabrics rob the body of warmth, the Gore-Tex liner’s ultimate role is to keep the foot dry by fusing breathability with waterproofness. This shoe also features the non-conventional webbed eyelets with a rudimentary lace-up closure. A heel pull loop is made available to make donning a cinch.
- This product comes in a non-waterproof version called Adidas Caprock.