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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98 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews
Take them paddling, climbing, hiking, swimming, or just hanging' out, and do it all with confidence.
These flops have serious staying power. Strap them to your feet and forget about them
It's a great choice if you love to wear flip flops day-to-day but want to be ready for anything that adventure throws your way.
Updates to Astral Filipe
- The Astral Filipe is a footgear engineered to provide quality comfort and performance whether on trails or city pavements. It has a removable ankle strap that, when taken out, transforms the lightweight sandal into a flip-flop.
- This strappy hiker makes adventuring over rough terrain comfortable and secure, thanks to its dual-density midsole and proprietary outsole. They are engineered with heel and toe rockers, albeit minimal, to aid users during transitions.
Astral Filipe size and fit
A multi-sport sandal for men is the Astral Filipe. The brand claims that the footgear runs true to size. It is offered in standard width and sizes. It provides lockdown security with its removable ankle strap.
For surface traction, Astral designers equipped the Filipe with a company-exclusive outsole. Based on the G.15 compound, this non-marking component offers adequate sticking power with the help of its blocky protrusions (a.k.a lugs). It also went through siping, allowing it to deliver grip on wet surfaces.
This hiker provides shock mitigation on impact and ample stability on the trail with its dual-density midsole made of ethylene-vinyl acetate. It is coupled with a non-removable footbed, built with G.15 rubber pods for extra comfort underfoot.
Synthetic leather constitutes most of the Filipe’s simplistic yet sturdy upper. Its moisture-wicking underside, or liner, is made entirely of knit fabric. The sandal’s toe post, on the other hand, is crafted using nylon webbing. For visibility, especially during night time adventures, Astral engineers furnished the front end of the main strap with a star-shaped reflector.
The footgear’s ankle strap, which is both adjustable and removable, is made of polyester webbing (at 15 mm thick). This accessory comes with a hardy ladder lock buckle which is made of a compound called acetal.
- The Filipe is among Astral’s lineup of vegan hiking sandals. This means no animal substance was used in its production.