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, Wide
Updates to Dr. Comfort Ranger
- The Ranger from Dr. Comfort is a hiking boot that caters to people with diabetes and outdoor enthusiasts suffering from most types of foot pain. It is equipped with a sturdy full-grain leather upper.
- The sole unit is entirely made of rubber. Underneath is a lug pattern that’s responsible for traction. Atop this unit is a removable insole for underfoot comfort.
Dr. Comfort Ranger size and fit
The Dr. Comfort Ranger is a fairly-true-to-size mid-cut hiking boot for men. It is available in standard, wide, and extra wide options. The boot has a spacious toe box and forefoot area. Its closure system uses no-tie elastic laces and a hook and loop strap to help wearers adjust the fit.
This diabetic hiking boot from Dr. Ranger is armed with a durable rubber outsole for traction on various surfaces. It is designed to be lightweight so users can move fast on the trail. Also, the outsole’s surface is coated with a non-skid finish for enhanced grip.
The Dr. Comfort Ranger’s midsole is united with its outsole, forming one rubber component. Sitting atop is a patented accommodative insert. It provides underfoot comfort and arch support for users with medical conditions such as diabetes and arthritis.
Full-grain leather makes up most of the Dr. Comfort Ranger’s upper. It is designed to withstand wear and tear. A protective toe box is incorporated into the forefoot section to prevent stubbing. Dr. Comfort added a heel counter which grants medial and lateral support. Furthermore, the upper is also breathable to expel moisture from the inside.
The closure system of this leather hiking boot employs no-tie laces and a hook and loop fastener. Users only need to toggle the laces and secure it using the strap. Pull tabs are placed on the collar and tongue to assist in donning and doffing. The footgear’s padded cuff and tongue promotes comfort.