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: 14.3ozWomen: 12.5oz
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
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Basically, if you’re looking for a versatile, lightweight, tough pair of shoes, that can go anywhere you do, then these are an excellent option.
Overall these are great shoes if you like gentle weekend walks in the country, a bit of gardening and daily dog walks but for anything more strenuous we'd suggest looking towards the more technical end of the Berghaus range.
Updates to Berghaus Expeditor Active AQ Tech
- The Expeditor Active AQ Tech is a cross between a sturdy hiker and an agile trainer. It is built with the user’s comfort and movability on rough trails in mind.
- Two Berghaus-exclusive technologies are present in this shoe: AQ and Opti-Stud. AQ gives wearers sufficient water protection, while Opti-Stud provides adequate surface traction.
Berghaus Expeditor Active AQ Tech size and fit
A low-cut, fairly true-to-size day hiking shoe for men and women is the Berghaus Expeditor Active AQ Tech. It comes in a range of half and full sizes. It is offered in standard width. Users are given the ability to customize its fit and get a secure lockdown via the footgear’s ghillie lacing.
The Expeditor Active AQ Tech is capable of sticking to most outdoor surfaces thanks to its Opti-Stud outsole. Berghaus shoemakers engineered it with multi-faceted lugs and grippy tread patterns to give owners enhanced traction where they need it most. They also made its front end cover a marginal portion of the forefoot for additional bump protection.
A single-piece midsole is what gives owners the right amount of cushioning and stability in the Expeditor Active AQ Tech. It is built with a stout heel to lessen shock on ground impact. It comes with a supportive footbed courtesy of Ortholite for extra underfoot comfort.
The stitched-on below-the-ankle upper of this hiking footgear is made of WR100 Pittards suede leather. To prevent wet elements from seeping into the shoe’s interior, Berghaus designers imbued it with a proprietary waterproof liner, called AQ. This technology also gives wearers adequate breathability for a comfier ride on the trail.
Getting in and out of the shoe is made more convenient with the presence of a pull tab on its heel. Its closure system is comprised of combination eyelets and a robust synthetic lace.