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.
WidthMen: Normal, Wide
Updates to Danner Camp Sherman
- The new Camp Sherman from Danner has a low-profile look that is created ready for the trails. Its upper—one with full-grain leather and one with suede—uses a breathable mesh lining to promote comfort and durability.
- Underfoot, this lighweight hiking shoe features a Danner Plyolite midsole and a Vibram Approach outsole. Cushioning comes from the former while the latter delivers traction.
Danner Camp Sherman size and fit
The Camp Sherman from Danner is a men’s hiking shoe which reasonably runs true to size. It is offered in full and half sizes. Additionally, it has standard and wide width options.
This trail hiker is shaped using the DPDX last. It has a low volume with enough room for toe spreading. This creates a propulsive stride.
Equipped with the Vibram Approach outsole, this low-cut day hiking shoe grips on most types of terrain. It has rhombus-shaped lugs which are topped with triangular studs to optimize its ground adhesion. Its medial side features a combination of shapes to render stability.
The Danner Plyolite midsole grants the Camp Sherman user a cushy ride. It works with a nylon shank which renders underfoot rigidity and provides stability on bumpy grounds. An Ortholite footbed sits atop this structure. Aside from its long-lasting cushioning, its open-cell PU construction manages moisture and promotes air circulation.
The Danner Camp Sherman is offered in two variants. One comes in a full-grain leather version, and the other one in suede. Both options are built with durability and flexibility in mind. Additionally, both styles have a mesh lining which promotes breathability.
Its lacing system uses a flat lace which goes through seven pairs of metal eyelets. Near the toe area is an extra webbing eyelet, and a lace keeper on the mid-tongue helps keep the tongue in place. A cushioned tongue and collar add comfort, and a heel pull tab assists in on and off.