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: 14.5ozWomen: 11oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
This retro-inspired low-cut version of the Danner Jag offers versatility to the modern hiker. Its breathable upper employs leather and nylon, which are both durable materials. It comes with two lace options for enhanced aesthetics.
The Danner Jag Low has an EVA midsole that takes care of cushioning. It works with an Ortholite footbed that cradles the foot for extra comfort.
The outsole of this trail shoe is called the Retro Danner Waffle. Its geometric pattern makes it bite into most ground surfaces.
This leather hiking shoe from Danner caters to male and female adventurers. It is offered in standard (medium) width only. Lengthwise, it is manufactured in whole and half sizes. It fairly runs true to size. The closure system of this shoe is a lace-up type which allows owners to fine-tune the fit.
The Danner Jag Low is molded using the DPDX last. It has a low profile, which makes it suitable for everyday use.
The Retro Danner Waffle outsole of this low-cut shoe enables hikers to tackle various types of terrain. Its lugs are adequately spaced, preventing muck from building up. It slightly extends upright in the toe area to render a decent amount of trail protection.
The midsole of this low-top hiking shoe is made of ethylene-vinyl acetate or EVA. It is a rubber-like material that cushions each user’s step. It works with an Ortholite insole, a three-density footbed that provides long-lasting cushioning. This element boosts comfort through its moisture management and contoured design.
The upper of the Danner Jag Low use a combination of suede leather and abrasion-resistant nylon. Its interior has a mesh lining that promotes breathability and comfort. The brand’s designers added a heel counter to enhance the stability of users when tackling rugged terrain. For fit management, its lace-up closure employs D-rings and punched metal eyelets.