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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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.
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Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
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Updates to Danner TrailTrek Light
- The Danner TrailTrek Light is a multi-functional low-cut hiking shoe designed for comfort on the trail. It has a durable suede leather upper with mesh panels for breathability. It’s paired with a Danner Dry membrane for waterproofing.
- This shoe uses the brand’s patented Plyolite midsole. It’s made of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) for cushioning and support. The Danner Alpine Ascender Light outsole supplies traction on most types of surfaces.
Danner TrailTrek Light size and fit
The Danner TrailTrek Light is a men’s hiking shoe offered in whole and half sizes. It is available in standard and wide widths. The shoe is built on DPDX, a low-profile last that keeps a streamlined design while having a roomy feel. Its lace-up closure system grants a personalized fit.
This low-cut day hiking shoe is equipped with a Danner Alpine Ascender Light outsole. Its surface is filled with an aggressive lug pattern for multi-directional traction. The triangular-shaped lugs provide grip on different types of terrain. The unit slightly extends upward at the front to protect the forefoot area.
Using a Danner Plyolite as its midsole, the TrailTrek Light renders a supportive and cushioned ride. It’s made of EVA, making this component lightweight.
The boot comes with a removable Ortholite footbed. It has varying densities of polyurethane foam which grants cushioning and support. Also, the footbed’s open-cell design allows it to manage moisture. A nylon shank grants enough support while maintaining flexibility.
Suede leather overlays and nylon panels make up most of the Danner TrailTrek Light’s upper for durability and comfort. The Danner Dry membrane makes it a shoe with protection against water intrusions. This feature also promotes breathability by allowing moisture to pass through. A soft fabric lining creates a plush in-shoe feel for the user. In addition, the padded collar and tongue grant comfort.
This shoe features combination eyelets and flat laces in its lace-up closure. A rear pull tab allows a quick on and off. Furthermore, the Danner TrailTrek Light is reinforced with a heel counter and toe rand for additional protection.
- This shoe comes in a mid-cut version named Danner TrailTrek.