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: 12.1ozWomen: 9.9oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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It hikes easy trails but isn't meant for rugged ones.
- Columbia Redmond features a mix of breathability and lightness. It comes equipped with a combination of suede leather, mesh and webbing upper to keep the feet cool.
- The brand also emphasizes surefootedness. This is achieved by giving the Redmond a midsole that brings ample support and a proprietary outsole that grips on various trail conditions.
Columbia equips the Redmond with an outsole called Omni-Grip. This proprietary traction solution fuses log zones and rubber compounds to provide ample grip on a variety of surfaces including rocks, loose gravel, and water areas. It also moderately extends to the front of the shoe for added abrasion protection.
The TechLite midsole of the Redmond grants wearers comfort and cushioning throughout their hike. TechLite is a lightweight midsole unit developed by Columbia designed to increase impact absorption and energy return.
This hiker from Columbia combines suede leather, mesh and webbing. It is a shoe designed for summer and warm day hikes with its mesh in the toe area that allows air to circulate. Adding more comfort are the padded tongue and collar. A toe cap protects from abrasion while a heel pull loop makes for an easy on and off. The front closure includes combination eyelets and ghillie lacing.