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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- Using one of Danner’s vintage silhouettes, the USA-made Mountain Trail has a leather-lined full-grain leather upper. It is crafted with minimal seams for optimal durability and trail protection.
- Its cushioned midsole and leather footbed work together to provide long-lasting cushioning. Support, on the other hand, comes from the fiberglass shank.
- This over-the-ankle hiker from Danner employs a Vibram Gumlite outsole. Thanks to a stitchdown construction, users can extend its useful life through recrafting.
The Mountain Trail is a men’s-only hiking cleat. It comes in 2E - wide width only with full and half size options. Its traditional lace-up closure aids in fit customization.
According to Danner, this cleat runs a bit long; hence, getting a half size down is recommended. It is shaped using the 650 EE last which grants a more relaxed fit.
Danner’s Mountain Trail use the Vibram Gumlite outsole. This durable unit is designed with aggressive lugs which bite into most types of terrain. Also, the compound used in this component enables it to grip on flat surfaces. The clover-like studs at the center provide multidirectional traction.
This American-made cleat uses a cushioned midsole that is ideal for long walks. It provides comfort to those hikers who work on their feet most of the day. A padded leather footbed amplifies comfort. For underfoot support, it comes equipped with a lightweight fiberglass shank.
The Mountain Trail has a full-grain leather upper that offers durability and protection on and off the trail. The openings at the tongue are eliminated, thanks to its one-piece construction design. Its interior is leather-lined for enhanced comfort.
The closure system of this hiking cleat includes metal D-rings and speed hooks for quick fit management. A heel pull tab assists in a convenient on and off.