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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- Featuring a water-resistant synthetic and textile upper, this product affords wearers a durable and lightweight performance. This winter hiking boot edition of the Adidas Terrex AX2R also comes with PrimaLoft insulation for added warmth and for keeping the feet dry.
- It has an EVA midsole that’s supported by Adidas’ Adiprene technology. Together, these materials work to provide comfort and foot protection.
- The Terrex AX2R Beta Mid CW also comes with the Traxion outsole developed by Adidas. It comes with cleats designed to grip on different trail conditions including wet surfaces.
The Adidas Terrex AX2R Beta Mid CW is a mid-cut men’s-only boot that features a standard, lace-up closure for a personalized fit. It is offered in standard width in and regular lengths. This shoe runs fairly true to size.
The Terrex AX2R Beta Mid CW uses the proprietary TRAXION outsole. This technology allows the boots to grip on various grounds, under different conditions. The outsole unit also extends in front, forming a bumper that protects the toes. It also cradles the midsole through some extensions seen on the sides to create additional support. A tread pattern that delivers braking power when walking downhill is also found on the rear part of the outsole.
The Terrex AX2R Beta Mid CW has a durable and lightweight midsole made of EVA for adequate cushioning. It has Adiprene, an elastic foam material created by Adidas, that absorbs impact and reduces the pressure felt by the foot. It is strategically placed at the heel of the boot to allow softer landings.
A padded footbed and molded sockliner also help enhance the comfort of the boot. The latter can be removed and replaced with orthotic inserts.
The Adidas Terrex AX2R Beta Mid CW uses Adidas’ Climawarm technology, a lightweight and breathable insulation of densely woven synthetic fibers. It is designed to keep hikers dry and warm by keeping the heat generated by the wearer’s foot inside while letting sweat escape. It also features a 100g PrimaLoft insulation technology that keeps the upper water resistant and warm.
The boot has a fabric lining for a comfortable in-shoe feel. The padded tongue and collar provide plush comfort. It has a protective toe rand that helps resist abrasions. A heel pull tab also allows easy on and off.