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: 17.8ozWomen: 14.6oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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- The second version of the Berghaus Expeditor Trek (men’s and women’s) wears an improved look that will carry outdoor lovers to their everyday strolls and backcountry hikes. Its upper is now designed with more mesh vents to optimize comfort. A pull tab at the top of the tongue exited this style. It is, however, still equipped with the brand’s very own AQ technology for waterproofing.
- This leather trail cleat still comes with an EVA midsole. A new feature is the removable Ortholite footbed that boosts comfort and support. The Opti-Stud outsole is carried on from its predecessor but with an updated lug design and placement.
The Berghaus Expeditor Trek 2.0 is a relatively true-to-size hiking cleat for men and women. It comes in standard (or medium) width and is manufactured in full and half sizes. Its lace-up closure grants a customized fit.
The Expeditor Trek 2.0 hiking cleat carries the Berghaus-owned Opti-Stud outsole. This element is created to match the hiker’s movement, granting surefootedness and grip on rough terrain. The large studs work by mitigating the impact upon ground contact while the smaller studs add support. This sole configuration renders a more efficient push-off without sacrificing grip. Its upright protrusion at the toe shields against painful knocks.
This leather cleat for hiking employs an EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) midsole. It is a lightweight material that cushions each user’s step for a more comfortable ride. This rubber-like element is also known for its ability to withstand constant compression.
Cradling the hiker’s foot is an Ortholite footbed. This eco-friendly material helps optimize comfort and support, especially when tackling rugged terrain. It has a unique open-cell structure which aids in moisture management, keeping a fresh and cool in-shoe environment. Its airy comfort also comes with long-lasting cushioning.
The upper of the Expeditor Trek 2.0 is made of durable suede leather. The cleat is also designed with mesh panels that help enhance its breathability. Its interior comes with the brand-owned AQ waterproofing technology to deliver performance and comfort on and off the trail.
Comfort is enhanced, thanks to its cushioned tongue and collar. Its closure system uses webbing loops and metal hooks to manage fit. It has a heel pull tab that can be used for an easy on and off.