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.
WeightMen: 10.9ozWomen: 9.5oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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98 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews
Again, these are the Astral TR1 Junction—a shoe that you can wear on any adventure.
The traction these shoes have is crazy.
The Astral TR1 Junctions are the perfect adventure shoe for a backcountry canoe or kayak trip, a light hiking excursion, or just a hot summer jaunt at your local beach or wilderness park.
The fit is perfect for my foot, nothing pinches and I feel like my foot has the room it needs for both balance and maximum comfort.
Updates to Astral TR1 Junction
- As a versatile day hiking shoe, the Astral TR1 Junction is designed to overcome both land and water adventures. Its upper features water-hating materials while the holes at the toe area act as drainage to channel water out.
- It has a rubber outsole made of the brand’s G.15 compound. The aggressive 5 mm lugs and sticky compound make navigation on wet and dry grounds easier.
- Using the Balanced Geometry feature, the TR1 Junction grants support and comfort. These benefits are enhanced by an EVA midsole, Top Shank and a Polygiene-treated insole.
Astral TR1 Junction size and fit
A true-to-size amphibious shoe, the Astral TR1 Junction caters to male and female outdoor lovers. It comes in whole and half sizes. Standard width is offered. It is designed with a tapered instep and heel area to provide a secure foothold and control. Also, it has a wide forefoot that delivers stability and allows toe splaying.
This low-cut day hiking shoe has a non-marking rubber outsole. It has 5 mm deep lugs and is made of the G.15 compound. It is formulated to render grip on virtually all types of terrain while being resistant to abrasions. It has a softer rubber which enables it to conform to the ground.
The EVA midsole of the TR1 Junction attenuates shock from impacts. It is also designed with only 1 mm drop from heel to toe to mimic the position of the foot when not wearing a shoe. The Top Shank and EVA heel cup enhance support. Hence, fatigue is reduced after miles of walking.
A removable insole treated with Polygiene helps keep the freshness of the in-shoe environment. It prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria at the source.
The Astral TR1 Junction has an upper made of a breathable, hydrophobic canvas. It is reinforced with TPU overlays at the toe and heel which also protects against rock-strewn trails. Additionally, it is designed with water drainage holes at the toe. A pull tab helps in during on and off.