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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- The Ahnu Sugarpine II Waterproof Cleat Ripstop is a lightweight hiker made with an emphasis on comfort. The upper uses a combination of waterproof suede leather and ripstop mesh, imbuing the gear with lightness, breathability, and durability.
- The product’s midsole uses Numentum technology to provide the user with a cushioned and balanced ride. Its Vibram outsole delivers traction on different ground conditions.
The Sugarpine II Waterproof Cleat Ripstop is designed for female adventurers. It comes in a range of regular sizes and is available only in standard width. The footgear’s lace-up closure system permits a secure lockdown, as well as a customized fit. Moreover, it runs generally true to size.
The Vibram outsole of this trail cleat is made of a robust rubber compound. Its profile is filled with aggressive lugs which bite down on virtually all kinds of terrain. A small heel brake is incorporated into the outsole’s design for improved control in downhill conditions. Moreover, the outsole’s self-cleaning channels shed mud and debris for optimal traction.
Ahnu’s Sugarpine II Waterproof Cleat Ripstop features a Numentum Hike midsole made of EVA. It’s paired with thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) shank to deliver lightweight cushioning, rigidity, and shock reduction. The gear’s Numentum insole locks the user’s foot in while providing support to its arches. Also, this shoe is treated with Aegis technology to combat odor-causing microbes and keep the user’s foot fresh during a hike.
The Sugarpine II Waterproof Cleat Ripstop from Ahnu is equipped with an upper made of closed Ripstop mesh and waterproof-suede leather overlays. These materials render a boost in lightness, robustness, water protection, and breathability. The gear’s forefoot area is reinforced for extra durability and protection from stubbing.
This part leather trail cleat uses several eyelets and metal hooks for fit management. Its padded collar and tongue promote comfort while a pull tab at the back permits an easy on and off.