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.
Good to know
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.
Good to know
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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- Adidas Terrex Tivid Mid CP is created with versatility in mind. It is intended for use in easy hiking paths and city streets. Its textile upper is reinforced in the toe and heel area which optimizes protection on the trails. The brand’s very own Climaproof membrane keeps the foot dry even if it is pouring outside.
- It employs an ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole for cushioning and comfort. On the other hand, its Traxion outsole yields a grippy ride.
The Terrex Tivid Mid CP is a men’s-only hiking boot. It’s offered in medium width and comes in whole and half sizes. It reasonably runs true to size. A secure foot lockdown is granted by its lace-up closure.
Enabling this hiking boot to grip on virtually all types of terrain is its Traxion outsole. Its profile includes cleats that deliver multi-directional traction. The space in between the lugs keeps mud from building up and channels water out to prevent slippage.
The Adidas Terrex Tivid Mid CP uses an ethylene-vinyl acetate or EVA for its midsole. This lightweight material provides durable cushioning. It is also to absorb shock from ground impacts which makes the user’s stride comfortable.
This hiking boot from Adidas wears a textile upper for a lightweight and breathable feel. It employs the Climaproof membrane which renders weather protection on the trails. It keeps the foot dry while allowing heat and moisture inside to escape.
Reinforcements are placed on the toe and heel areas while TPU welds run along the base of the upper. Aside from enhancing the boot’s durability, these features give extra security on the trails, especially in rock-strewn regions. Webbing loops and metal hooks form part of its lacing system which helps in managing fit. The pull tab at the back of the foot facilitates easy on and off.