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.
WeightMen: 16ozWomen: 13oz
WidthMen: Standard, WideWomen: Standard, Wide
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Updates to Ariat Skyline Lo Lace
- The Skyline Lo Lace from Ariat delivers on-trail comfort and protection in a durable package. It features an upper that is mostly covered with suede overlays to support its form.
- It is built with an Ariat-exclusive technology, known as Advanced Torque Stability (or ATS). It gives the gear enhanced support and cushioning underfoot, thereby fostering proper posture. It also pro-actively reduces fatigue.
Ariat Skyline Lo Lace size and fit
Ariat’s Skyline Lo Lace is a relatively true-to-size, low-top hiker for men and women. It is offered in a range of whole and half sizes. The men’s shoe comes in widths regular and wide, while the women’s pair may only be had in regular. Its closure system grants wearers a personalized fit.
Thanks to its dual-density Duratread outsole, this footwear is sufficiently capable of adhering to tricky surfaces. The geometry formed by the majority of its low-profile lugs provides multi-directional grip. The treads at its heel and forefoot are ridge-like, offering ample slip and skid resistance on climbs and downhill traversals.
This hiking footgear provides balance and cushioning over rugged terrain with its heavy-duty midsole made of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA). It has a broader coverage at the heel for added stability. Ariat designers paired this cushy yet protective layer with a cushioned footbed to give users extra comfort underfoot.
The Skyline Lo Lace’s low-top upper is primarily made of suede leather. Its collar and inner liner are made of mesh. The interior of the ankle cuff is engineered with light padding for a comfier in-shoe feel. It comes with a supportive heel counter and a protective toe rand both made of a sturdy material resembling rubber. It also has a fabric heel pull loop to make on and off a speedy affair.
Rounding out all things upper for this Ariat hiker is its lacing system. It is comprised of a synthetic lace, plated eyelets, and leather lace tunnels.