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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With dark colors and minimal flair, this boot blends in around town but also boasts technical features to hit the trails.
- Adidas’s Terrex Tivid is a lightweight shoe designed for easy hikes and casual settings. It has a tear-resistant upper, thanks to the ripstop fabric. Suede overlays are also present at the toe and heel area for reinforcement.
- Making each stride comfortable is an ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole. On the other hand, it has a rubber outsole which grips on various ground surfaces.
The Terrex Tivid from Adidas caters to male day hikers. It comes in a range of whole and half sizes. It is also offered in standard (D) width. Generally, it runs true to size. Fit customization is achieved through the shoe’s traditional lace-up closure.
This low-cut hiking shoe employs a rubber outsole. It incorporates the Traxion technology which promotes grip on most types of terrain. It works even on asphalt. The cleats are widely spaced to prevent muck build-up. For extra protection against bumps and thumps, the sole slightly extends upward, covering the tip of the toe area.
This day hiking shoe wears an ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole. It is a lightweight, rubber-like foam that grants cushioning. It absorbs shock from ground impacts yielding a comfortable ride.
The Terrex Tivid from Adidas has a ripstop upper. This material has a tight and reinforced woven construction which makes it resistant to tearing. The suede overlays at the toe and heel area add durability. Its closure system includes webbing loops and a pair of metal eyelets. A lace keeper and a strip with the Adidas and Terrex logo are found on the tongue. Finally, it is designed with Adidas’ three-stripe logo seen on the lateral and medial sides.