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 Ecco Aspina Low
- This versatile day hiking shoe is ready for backcountry trails and urban walks. Its upper is built using soft strobel construction and combines nubuck leather and soft textile lining for durability and comfort. The overlays on the toe and heel area augment protection when tackling rocky terrain.
- The Receptor Lite technology optimizes walking comfort through its sole unit. It guides the foot upon heel strike, hence the rounded heel. The incorporated midfoot shank supports the transition, and the flex grooves (visible on the outsole) creates an efficient toe-off.
Ecco Aspina Low size and fit
The Ecco Aspina Low is a day hiking shoe for women which comes in a range of sizes. It generally runs true to size. It is offered in standard (B) width too. Its straightforward lace-up closure allows fit customization.
The Aspina Low from Ecco has a lightweight rubber outsole. It renders grip on different types of terrain. The rounded heel area is designed to guide the foot in a 20-degree angle heel strike upon ground contact. On the other hand, the Dual Flex Grooves on the forefoot assist users in toe-offs for a more propulsive stride.
This low-top day hiking shoe has a direct-inject PU foam midsole. This pliable compound is resistant to constant compression which gives rebound and long-lasting cushioning. The brand-owned Receptor Lite technology delivers a comfortable ride. Its Integrated Internal Midfoot Shank renders firmness and underfoot support.
The Ecco Aspina Low sports a yak nubuck leather for its upper, yielding a robust yet feminine look. Inside is a soft textile lining which enhances comfort. The brand designers also added reinforcement at the heel and forefoot for extra protection on the trails.
Its lacing system allows fit management through a round lace and webbing and metal eyelets. Preventing the tongue from sliding sideways is a lace keeper. Lastly, the pull strap at the back of the foot facilitates easy on and off.
- For female hikers who want to go lighter, check the Ecco Yucatan out.