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: 20ozWomen: 16oz
WidthMen: Normal, WideWomen: Normal
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- The Columbia Cascade Pass Waterproof is ready for the challenges of the ever-changing condition of the outdoors. Its protective and flexible upper is lined with the brand’s very own Omni-Tech, a membrane that makes the boot waterproof and breathable.
- Underfoot, this boot for day hiking carries brand-owned technologies. It is equipped with the Techlite midsole for lightweight and durable cushioning. Its Omni-Grip outsole renders grip on most types of terrain.
The Columbia Cascade Pass Waterproof is a day hiking boot which caters to men and women. It is offered in standard and wide widths for men and comes in medium width only for women. It reasonably runs true to size. The boot has a traditional lace-up closure which permits users to customize the fit.
This mid-cut day hiking boot has a non-marking rubber outsole made of the Omni-Grip compound. Its lug pattern is designed to bite on a variety of ground surfaces. It also helps secure foothold when carrying a load during hikes. The unit slightly extends upward in the toe area to provide a decent amount of protection against bumps.
To deliver a comfortable ride, it features the brand-owned Techlite, a lightweight midsole unit. It renders durable cushioning and absorbs negative ground impacts. Upon push offs, its foam expands back to its unloaded shape, increasing energy return.
The upper of the Cascade Pass Waterproof combines nubuck, suede, mesh, and webbing which grants protection and flexibility. Inside is a seam-sealed membrane, the Omni-Tech, which keeps the foot dry and fresh by preventing water intrusions and allowing it to breathe.
Its toe and heel area are reinforced with a rubber rand for added durability and protection. The tongue and collar are cushioned for comfort. A pull tab at the rear facilitates easy on and off. Lastly, its closure system uses a round lace with four sets of metal loops and two pairs of open hooks at the top.