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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Updates to Chaco Juniper
- Chaco Juniper is part of the brand’s High Desert Collection. It is intended for exploring canyons. A combination of comfort and durability can be found in its full-grain upper with leather lining. Its strappy design allows it to hold the front and ankle areas of the foot.
- Cushioning is delivered by a midsole unit called Luvseat. Underneath is the ChacoGrip outsole for traction. The tread forms a leaf vein-like pattern.
Chaco Juniper size and fit
The Juniper is a relatively true-to-size, hiking sandal made specifically for women. It is offered in whole sizes and comes in regular width. It has an open-toe gladiator-style straps design for a secure ankle hold. The linked heel straps and antique-finish metal buckle allows wearers to adjust the fit based on the ankle circumference.
The Chaco Juniper features the proprietary non-marking rubber outsole called ChacoGrip. It features a tread pattern that provides ample grip for wet surfaces. Chaco helps reduce waste and conserve the environment by using 15% recycled rubber compound for this unit.
Chaco equips the Juniper with its women’s specific Luvseat EVA midsole for lasting comfort. Resting on it is the leather-wrapped footbed with an embroidered design of the Chaco logo.
The Juniper features a full-grain leather upper that gives it a dressy and straightforward look making it easy to pair with activewear and chic outfits. It is leather-lined for more comfort. The ankle straps are also networked together to allow for some adjustments. Finishing the look is the adjustable antique-finish metal buckle that secures the straps.