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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Unfortunately, the Ahnu Montara III is not our favorite pair. They are lacking in comfort and stability and don't have the best waterproof capabilities either.
- Part of the collection called Ahnu by Teva, the Montara III eVent is a day hiker that offers a blend of mobility and comfort on rough trails. It proactively prevents stink thanks to the Aegis Antimicrobial Treatment courtesy of Microban.
- An in-house technology called Ahnu Numentum Hike is applied to this footgear, providing wearers with improved stability and comfort over rugged terrain. It also enhances the gear’s overall underfoot comfort.
The Montara III eVent is a low-cut shoe specially crafted for female day hikers. It has a true-to-size fit, according to Ahnu. It is offered in B – standard width in full and half sizes. Fit management is via the footwear’s ghillie lacing.
A custom Vibram outsole is what’s solely responsible for giving adventurers surefootedness in this Ahnu hiking shoe. As it is based on the Megagrip compound, this hardwearing component gets to produce enough gripping power on both wet and dry surfaces. Its treaded lugs, which are strategically engineered to oppose directionality, only enhance the slip resistance it provides.
The Montara III eVent grants users comfort and stability on the trail thanks to its dual-density EVA midsole with Numentum technology. Ahnu designers gave it a more robust hind region to better absorb shock during heel strikes. Just on top of it is yet another dual-density layer—the removable insole (also made of EVA)—for extra support and cushioning underfoot.
Waterproof nubuck leather and mesh constitute this hiker’s below-the-ankle upper. It has a waterproof membrane from eVent which makes the shoe’s interior water-impregnable and adequately breathable. Both its rear and front ends are engineered with a sturdy overlay to ward off abrasive elements. Around its collar is a lining made of pigskin for additional comfort.
Completing the Montara III eVent’s upper is its closure system. It is made up of a synthetic lace and a combination of closed loops and plated lace holes for eyelets.