Before you jump on the Caprine Low bandwagon
In our opinion, there is no greater feeling than being 100% certain about which hiking footwear to get. Now it is our desire to make things easier for you—whether or not the Caprine Low is a keeper—by presenting the following:
What it brings to the table:
- By lacking a liner, its mostly knit upper lets in fresh air as if you are wearing nothing.
- The Caprine Low’s promise of freshness continues with the shoe’s Ortholite footbed, which is engineered to mitigate sweat and keep odor at bay.
- Its lightness should not be mistaken for wobbliness, particularly underfoot. Yes, a blend of springiness and stability is synonymous with the Caprine Low, and you can thank the footgear’s shanked midsole for that.
- The shoe’s lugs are not very aggressive, which give hikers sufficient multi-surface adhesion.
A few caveats:
- Its liner-free fabric shell, while appealing in the summer months, might not be rigid or supportive enough for more demanding hikes.
- The shoe’s low-profile lugs can be problematic where mud and rocky terrain are concerned.
- If you need something more protective with a mid-cut collar to boot, try the Danner Caprine instead.