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.
WeightMen: 13ozWomen: 9oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal, Wide, X-Wide
Experts are hikers, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.
Are you an expert? Apply to contribute here.
- With pull-through polyester jacquard webbing straps running above the foot and from below the midsole, the Chaco Z/Volv 2 delivers a secure ride. Security is enhanced by the toe loop and ladder lock buckle.
- The textured LUVSEAT footbed helps keep the foot in place by providing underfoot traction. Antimicrobial treatment is also applied to the women’s variant to keep odor at bay.
- The trademarked Ecotread renders traction. It gives back to the environment as it is made of 25% recycled rubber.
A multi-sport sandal crafted for men and women, the Chaco Z/Volv 2 generally runs true to size. It comes in standard width and whole sizes. It has adjustable heel risers which allow fit customization and blister-prevention. Likewise, they enable the sandal to cater to a broader range of foot types.
Chaco used their patented Ecotread outsole in the Z/Volv 2. It is a non-marking sole made of 25% recycled rubber. Its 3 mm deep lugs grip on a variety of terrain.
The podiatrist-approved footbed, the LUVSEAT, provides arch support and all-day comfort. It is designed with irregularly shaped patterns underfoot to prevent slippage. It is also equipped with an extra-soft PU for a more comfy ride. Additionally, the women’s version has an antimicrobial treatment to avert odor.
The Chaco Z/Volv 2 uses an abrasion-resistant and durable polyester jacquard webbing for its upper. It has a ladder lock buckle which is injection molded and helps secure the feet in place. The toe loop adds security without compromising movement.
- The Chaco Z/Volv 2 has a vegan-friendly construction.