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, WideWomen: Normal, Wide
- The Danner Mt Adams is ready for extended treks and steep climbs. Its double-stitched leather upper, plus the auxiliary features, optimizes trail performance.
- This boot for backpacking has a polyurethane midsole (with polypropylene board), nylon shank and a brand-owned Fatigue Fighter footbed. These materials grant the users a cushioned, comfortable and supportive ride.
- Its Vibram outsole is inspired by the second highest mountain in the Cascade Range. Hence, its formulation makes it durable and grippy, ready for the challenges of various trails.
This footgear is designed using the 851 last. This improved silhouette (from the 850 last) offers more room in the toe area. It has a contoured heel shape which helps prevent slippage and enhance rearfoot fit. The speed lace system enables users to swiftly adjust overall fit.
This mid-cut backpacking cleat features the Vibram Mt Adams outsole. Its geometric lug pattern grips on most types of terrain. It also yields stability on bumpy grounds. Some areas of the sole have a textured finish to prevent muck build-up.
The Mt Adams from Danner employs a polyurethane (PU) midsole. Its long-lasting cushioning is attributable to its resistance against constant compression. It is integrated with a full-length polypropylene board which withstands temperature changes and provides support.
The brand designers also incorporated a nylon shank which bolsters underfoot support. Additionally, a Fatigue Fighter footbed which has a PU layer cushions each ride. Its top layer is made of a quick-dry microfiber cloth. Arch support comes from its molded TPU cup.
Using an abrasion-resistant full-grain leather with nylon panels for its upper, the Danner Mt Adams renders durability and protection on the trails. To seal the cleat against wet elements, a Gore-Tex laminate lines the cleat. It also creates a breathable in-shoe environment. Its toe area is reinforced to shield against knocks.
Its collar and tongue are cushioned to give comfort. At the heel, a pull tab is attached to assist users in on and off. The hardware of its speed lace system includes a combination of D-rings and closed and open hooks.